World food production and food security topic of T.T. Chao Symposium

The fifth annual T.T. Chao Symposium will bring world-renowned experts to Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 24 to discuss one of the great issues facing humanity: food production and food security. The symposium is free and open to the public and is hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Baker Institute.

“T.T. Chao Symposium: Feeding the World” will be from noon to 5 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons. Keynote speakers will be Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the HE. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy at Cornell University, and Roger Beachy, founding executive director and chief executive officer of the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan.

The symposium is supported by the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation. Registration is required via the Chemical Heritage Foundation website,

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