Environmental Awareness

Will Feeding People Kill the Planet? More on the Future of Food

Event Date Thu Aug 8, 2019
Event Time 6 PM
Vail Interfaith Chapel19 Vail Road

Following up on our successful winter program examining the nexus of food production and waste in climate change, the Vail Symposium now turns attention to the daunting challenge of feeding 10 billion people by 2050 without destroying the planet in the process. Global demand for meat is outpacing the earth’s ability to sustain livestock. With livestock already producing as much greenhouse gas as all forms of transportation combined–land use, groundwater pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions are just of few of the ramifications of increased meat consumption. How can food producers meet that demand for meat in a way that is sustainable? What is the science behind laboratory produced meat and is it economically viable? Will consumers taste the difference? Join this panel discussion comprised of researchers and pioneer entrepreneurs who are trying to solve one the world’s most serious and intractable challenges.

This program is generously underwritten by Doris Dewton & Ricard Gretz. The Environmental Awareness series is generously underwritten by Holly & Buck Elliott and is presented in partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center

Event SPEAKER(S)

Rohini Banskota

Rohini Banskota

Director of Policy

Finless Foods

Brian Spears

Brian Spears

Co-Founder and CEO

New Age Meats

David Welch

David Welch

Director of Science and Technology

Good Food Institute

Nicole Civita

Nicole Civita

Instructor

University of Colorado, Boulder