Decline in Honey Bees: Threats, Implications and Solutions

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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

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Des Moines, IA 50309

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This is a side event at the World Food Prize (www.worldfoodprize.org). Registration to World Food Prize is not required to attend this event.

One in every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially honey bees. The decline in honey bee population is in the news everywhere, from academic publications to the Wall Street Journal. Yale calls the declining bee population a threat to global agriculture. What exactly is going on? How big is this problem? What can we do about it? We will explore these questions with the help of leading speakers and panelists drawn from academia, government and industry.

Speakers:

Jerry Hayes - Commercial Director, Beelogics (unit of Monsanto)

Bob Curtis - Associate Director, Agricultural Affairs, Almond Board of California

Amy Toth - Assitant Professor, Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University

Ravi Pottathil - Chief Scientist, VAMA

Gabe Dadant - Principal, Dadant & Sons

There will be a free Mexican taco bar and soft drinks for refreshments.

Event information at World Food Prize website: http://sched.co/YK5Ycp

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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Salon C (2nd Floor)

700 Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA 50309

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