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Friday, November 21 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Opening Keynote & Breakfast - Verlasso FILLING

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The Role of Aquaculture in the Future of Food Production

Our food production systems are about to encounter unparalleled challenges.  By mid-century the world's population will increase by 2 billion people.  Additionally, escalating worldwide wealth is leading to changing food desires.  Together these mean food production will need to double in about 30 years.  Current practices won't take us there. Agricultural production consumes 70% of the world's water and 35% of our land.  Aquaculture has the potential to be a substantial contributor to our food future. Its development can and must be built on a foundation of sustainable practices.  As one example of this, Scott Nichols will share new practices developed at Verlasso that allow salmon to be raised in harmony with the environment.

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Scott Nichols

Director, Verlasso
Scott is a Director at Verlasso ® Harmoniously Raised Fish which raises salmon in Patagonia. He is responsible for Verlasso’s engagement with NGOs, environmental, sustainability and culinary leaders to discover ways to evolve aquaculture to meet the ever-growing demand for fish... Read More →

Friday November 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:45am EST
Kenan Institute Room 204

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