Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research – Public Meeting Aug. 8

A new study at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is developing an innovative strategy for the future of food and agricultural research for the next decade. The study aims to involve the scientific community in identifying research directions with high potential to open new frontiers for food and agriculture science.

The study committee will hold its second meeting – a town hall discussion with several panel discussions on food production, sustainability, and human healthon Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fred Kavli Auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  The meeting is open to the public, and attendees can participate in person or via webcast.  Click here to for more information, an agenda, or to watch the webcast.

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The National Academies’ Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources also will host a screening of "Food Evolution," a documentary exploring the controversy surrounding GMOs and food, on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences building. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of the documentary, and Alison Van Eenennaam, a member of the study committee.

Reporters who wish to attend the public meeting or the screening should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail