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JBF Food Conference 2015: NASA's Dr. Ellen Stofan on the Future of Earth and Beyond

Maggie Borden

Maggie Borden

November 16, 2015


Continuing the coverage of our recent 2015 JBF Food Conference, we’re highlighting some of the most dynamic speakers and panels from our two-day, wide-ranging discussion of the future of food. 

This year’s JBF Food Conference keynote speaker was Dr. Ellen Stofan, chief data scientist at NASA, who kicked off the conference with a thorough review of how looking to the stars can help us better see the world we call home. From satellite imagery that provides stark evidence of the effects of California’s drought, to the latest agricultural experiments taking place on the space station, Stofan explained that our dreams of visiting Mars can also drive our dreams of feeding our children. Watch the video above to get a full sense of how NASA is fighting for the fields of tomorrow.


Check out our livestream archive for more from the 2015 JBF Food Conference.