Feeding the Future and the Future of Food: Panel Discussion and Screening of the Film “Modern Nature”

Igor Heifetz ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

This panel will highlight research and educational activities currently underway by faculty, alumni, and graduate and undergraduate students to address the “food problem.” The broad focus will include health, environment, animal ethics, climate change, and food production and sufficiency. The event is free and open to the public.

When: May 29, 2015 at 10:00 am | McCosh, Room 46


  • Kelly Caylor, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering;
  • Timothy Searchinger, Research Scholar, Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP), Woodrow Wilson School;
  • R. Gordon Douglas M.D. ’55, Professor Emeritus, Weill Cornell Medical College;
  • Craig Leon ’85, Producer, Modern Nature.

Sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute, Program in Environmental Studies, and Princeton Studies Food.


By the year 2050, 10 billion people may be on Earth. Do we need a genetic revolution to feed the world? Perspectives from 5 continents, including philosopher Noam Chomsky, environmentalist Vandana Shiva and street farmer Ron Finley.