Thilo Hofmann from EDGE is organizing an international workshop at McGill University, Montreal


With a growing population set to reach 10 billion by 2050, agricultural production will need to increase significantly. New nano-enabled agrochemcials and technologies could promote sustainable intensification of agriculture. Risks to humans and the environment linked to the usage of nanotechnology in agriculture, however, need to be carefully evaluated. This seminar aims to address how nano-enabled plant agriculture can help resolve the grand challenges we face in food production. This seminar at July 17 and 18 aims to identify needs and safe pathways from the laboratory to the field. We seek to engage in a dialogue on the safe deployment of nanotechnology in plant agriculture including public opinion and policy.

Image courtesy of Markita Landry.