The challenge of eradicating hunger is daunting, to say the least. The global population is expected to grow by 2 billion by the year 2050 at the same time demand for food increases by 70 percent. It means harnessing the power of big data to capture the big picture worldwide; pooling our expertise in agronomy, plant pathology, molecular biology, and economics—and making sure we can feed the world and protect it at the same time. Watch this video to learn how University of Minnesota researchers are approaching this issue from every angle.
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