19 Jan '12, 8pm

How Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying the Planet?

How Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying the Planet?

Although it's not often addressed in the larger business world, food is a hot-button issue for everyone on the planet, but perhaps much more so than almost anyone knows. In fact, according to Jon Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute of the Environment , making agriculture more productive and more sustainable is probably the single biggest environmental challenge of the 21st century. Foley laid out his case during the first One Great Idea session at the GreenBiz Forum in Minneapolis, the first of three one-day events digging in to the findings of the State of Green Business Report, published this week by GreenBiz Group. "How are we going to feed the world, and simultaneously deal with sustainability?" Foley asked. "That's the question that's been haunting me most lately." Billed as "a business case for the Earth," Foley discussed the three big challeng...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/19/how-can-we-feed-p...

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