ACS Campaign for a Sustainable Future

Zero Hunger Summit

The role of chemistry in addressing hunger and food security

  Dec. 5-8, 2022  |    Free, virtual event

This ACS-hosted international Summit looks at how the chemical sciences--and engineering research and innovation--can contribute to progress toward the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal of “Zero Hunger”. ​​Participants will include experts from government, industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations to provide a wide range of viewpoints.

Expert panelists will address topics including

  • Impacts of Agriculture on Climate: Mitigation of Greenhouse Gasses
  • Climate Impacts on Agriculture: Adaptation & Reducing Crop Stress
  • Optimizing Crop Production
  • Sustainable Food Packaging and Reducing Waste

Summit Agenda

Summit sessions will identify research priorities and provide examples of innovative research and technological approaches.

To be as inclusive as possible, the Zero Hunger Summit will be a 100% virtual, free event. Simply review the agenda and register for the sessions you wish to attend.

Speakers & Panelists

Spanning multiple countries and sustainability-related themes, the distinguished speakers presenting at this Summit will offer attendees  knowledge, insight, and inspiration to forge new paths in support of the Zero Hunger initiative.

catherine woteki
Paul Dauenhauer

Thanks & Recognition

Thank you to the many who contributed to planning this Summit!

Scientific Planning Committee:

Paul Dauenhauer, Professor | University of Minnesota
Bob Maughon, Executive Vice President, CTSO | SABIC
Mike Morello, Committee on Science | ACS
Susan Moser, Division Director | National Institute of Food & Agriculture | USDA
Vid Hegde, Vice President | Corteva Agrisciences
Fengqi You, Professor | Cornell University
Shannon Kenny, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator | U.S. EPA

ACS Affliates:
H.N. Cheng, Immediate Past ACS President
Laura McConnell, Editor | ACS Agricultural Science and Technology
Coralia Osorio Roa, Deputy Editor | ACS Food Science and Technology


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