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By 2050, 2 billion more people are expected to be vying for food and energy. Access to fresh water and arable land will be heavily constrained. And the food supply for the world's 9 billion people will be increasingly produced under flood conditions, drought or both, as climate change accelerates.

Cornell World Food Prize Laureates discussed international food and development of food policy at a daylong symposium, "Food Security in a Vulnerable World," held September 12, 2013.


  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy
  • Colin McClung, M.S. '49, Ph.D. '50, soil scientist
  • Pedro Sanchez '62, M.S. '64, Ph.D. '68, agronomist at Columbia University
  • Alyssa Pritts '15, Cynthia Ulbing and Alden Morris, World Food Prize Youth Institute alumni

Hosted by International Programs in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IP-CALS), the symposium kicks off the fall lineup of events that continues the yearlong celebration of IP-CALS' 50 years of international engagement.