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Technology to Sustainably Grow More & Better Food
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 06:15pm

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society in partnership with Austin Public Library presents:


Technology to Sustainably Grow More & Better Food


with Robyn Metcalfe, Food+City


The population of the world has surpassed 7.5 billion and continues to climb, while weather & climate changes are creating more stress to agriculture, arable land is decreasing, and finite water supplies are under increasing strain. Agriculture enabled humanity to thrive thousands of years ago; can technology help us grow more food, more sustainably? Can it help us feed the growing world population, and even make it healthier?

​Robyn Metcalfe and other leading food experts share how several advances in food technology can help us achieve all of the goals, and thus take care of our people and planet.


5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments

5:45 pm – Doors open for seating

6:15 pm – Presentation

7:30 pm – Networking


Robyn Metcalfe is a food historian at The University of Texas at Austin, founder and director of The Food Lab at UT in the School of Human Ecology, and Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Development, School of Architecture.


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Location: Austin Central Library - Event Center, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701