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So many people, so little food: Helping feed the world through genomics

According to the United Nations, the world’s population will be over 9 billion by 2050 and over 11 billion by the next century. That’s a lot of souls for which the world’s farmers — both agriculturists and aquaculturists — must produce nutrient-rich foods. In 2009, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held a High Level Experts Forum in Rome to discuss food needs around the planet.

Dickerson named to Biotechnology Council

Julie Dickerson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to serve a three-year term on Iowa State University’s Biotechnology Council. She joins Cathy Miller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, and Edward Yu, professor of chemistry and of physics and astronomy as the newest members of the council, which is responsible for making …Continue reading “Dickerson named to Biotechnology Council”