By the year 2050, the earth’s population will reach 10 billion – a reality that requires global food production to double. At Mississippi State, we’re working to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table, researching disease-resistant crops, sustainable irrigation practices, and safer and more effective pesticides and herbicides.
Audio Transcription: It's hard to fathom by the year 2050, Earth will be home to three billion more people than today, and with rising populations and dwindling resources, one of the most pressing questions is a stark one. How will we feed everyone?
At Mississippi State University, we're preparing a meal table where there is a seed for all of us. As one of the nation's leading research universities, our scientists are deploying technology to enhance crop production, developing vaccines to protect aquaculture, working to boost water resources here at home and in communities around the globe. And by partnering with a league of international universities and the United Nations, we're guaranteeing that global food security is a priority for years to come. As our world grows, so do the challenges, but when it comes to how we will feed everyone, rest assured, Mississippi State has all options on the table.