Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture
Feeding the World, Sustaining the Planet
Monday, September 11, 2017
Jason Clay, Sr. Vice President, Markets and Food
World Wildlife Fund
Jason Clay, Senior Vice President for Markets and Food at World Wildlife Fund, works with some of the world’s largest companies to reduce their impact on the environment.
In addition to his work with WWF, he is the author of 20 books and is National Geographic’s first-ever Food and Sustainability Fellow. Clay created one of the first U.S. fair-trade ecolabels and has been involved in developing many other standards for commodities such as cotton, shrimp and sugarcane.
Early in his career, Clay received a PhD in Anthropology and International Agriculture as a result of his interest in sustainability from working on and then running the family farm. Over the course of his career, he worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, taught at Harvard and Yale and was awarded the 2012 James Beard Award for his work on global food sustainability. He spent 15 years working on human rights with indigenous people, refugees and famine victims.
Dr. Clay's Sept. 11 talk on feeding the world while sustaining the planet is free and open to the public.
(Click video below to watch Clay's Sept. 11 lecture)
Water, Food, and Energy: Interwoven challenges to sustainable resource management
Climate Change and the Future of Food Production
(Click video below to watch Page's Oct. 12 lecture)
BELOW: Video of Dr. Fraley's Jan. 26 lecture
In 1983, Robert Fraley and three other Monsanto scientists were the first to genetically modify plants, and 13 years later, he helped to lead the commercial launch of Roundup Ready soybeans and Bollgard insect-protected cotton.
By 2013, Fraley’s work in this area contributed to crops that were being grown on more than 430 million acres around the world by 18 million farmers. More than 90 percent of the farmers are small, resource-poor farmers in developing countries.
Fraley's talk at Kansas State University is the debut event of the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series.
The mission of the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series is to provide education and science to the global food system. The series allows university students, faculty, staff and citizens to interact with leading U.S. and international food industry officials.