Podcast Episode 043: The Surprising Truth About Sustainable Agriculture – Jack A. Bobo

Jul 26, 2016

“The next 35 years are not only the most important 35 years there have ever been in the history of agriculture, they are the most important 35 years there will ever be in the history of agriculture.” – Jack A. Bobo

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Jack A. Bobo

Jack Bobo Chief Communications Officer, Intrexon

“Sustainable agriculture is a journey, not a destination. What is sustainable on one farm, may not be sustainable for a nation. What is sustainable for a nation, may not be sustainable for the world. A better question to ask would be: Is agriculture more sustainable today than it was yesterday? The answer is certainly yes and we owe that to both the organic and the conventional farmer.” – Jack A. Bobo

Jack Bobo is Chief Communications Officer for Intrexon Corporation. Prior to joining Intrexon last year, Jack spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of State working on global food policy. His education includes degrees in biology, chemistry, psychology, environmental science and law.

Jack is an expert in global food policy and spent the last decade trying to figure out how to sustainably feed the world in 2050. In many ways there is nothing we do that has a bigger, more negative impact on the planet than agriculture, but there is also nothing more critical for our daily survival.

Here are the resources we mentioned on the show:

Book: Thinking fast and slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Book: Invisible Influence

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