Towards a Sustainable Food Supply: Myths and Realities

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Science of Food and Nutrition

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This webinar outlines global challenges that impact sustainable food production; identifies global trends in food trade and consumer behavior that impact policy choices; describes trade-offs between locally sustainable and globally sustainable food production; and illustrates cognitive behaviors that impact consumer choices in food.

Speaker Information
Jack A. Bobo, JD, MS
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Intrexon
Formerly Senior Advisor for Agricultural Policy, U.S. Department of State

Jack Bobo serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Intrexon, a synthetic biology company developing revolutionary solutions to the world's most pressing problems—in food, energy, and health. He has significant expertise in the analysis and communication of global trends in biotechnology, food, and agriculture to audiences around the world. He has worked extensively to improve the messaging and understanding of science and technology to help address global challenges related to climate change, sustainability, and food security. Mr. Bobo was named by Scientific American one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology for 2015. He joins Intrexon from the U.S. Department of State, where he worked for the past 13 years, most recently as Senior Advisor for Food Policy following positions as Senior Advisor for Biotechnology as well as Chief of the Biotechnology and Textile Trade Division. Through these key roles Mr. Bobo was responsible for global outreach to foreign audiences and senior foreign officials across a variety of issues and led or participated in bilateral trade discussions and negotiations. Prior to his distinguished career at the U.S. Department of State, he was an attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP. He received a JD from Indiana University School of Law and an MS in Environmental Science from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.