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Public Plenary Discussion : Food Security and Future of Plant Breeding
06 September
16:00 Uhr - 17:30 Uhr

Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Köln

Food Security and Future of Plant Breeding - Are we able to ensure global food security based on the current status of plant sciences?

Public Plenary Discussion

Experts from academia and industry discuss what contribution plant sciences can make to increase the yield to feed a growing world population in spite of climate change, limited global resources and water shortages.

Should molecular genetic techniques, like genome editing be used to reduce hunger in future, although there are many reservations about these technologies? How does the acceptance of modern plant breeding methods in Western countries differ from developing countries? Questions like these will be discussed.

Keynote Speech: Lars Niehaus, University of Cologne


  • Prof. Dieter Birnbacher, Professor for Philosophy (ret.), University Düsseldorf
  • Prof. Uwe Sonnewald, University Erlangen/Nürnberg
  • Prof. Zerihun Tadele, University of Bern
  • Dr. Sabine Dorlöchter-Sulser, Spokesperson for Rural Development, Division Africa and Middle East, Misereor

Participation is free of charge. Please register, for a better planning of the event.
Registration and further Information: food-security.uni-koeln.de

The event is part of the 1st Cologne Conference on Food for Future.