Molly Jahn Agronomist, USA

How Good Food Can Save Our Planet

Molly Jahn is the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to this, she was a professor in the departments of Plant Breeding & Genetics and Plant Biology at Cornell University. She has worked extensively overseas to link crop breeding with improved human nutrition and human welfare.

Molly has served as the U.S. Commissioner for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, USAID Scientific Liaison Officer and member of the board of The World Vegetable Centre, Director of the Public Seed Initiative and the Organic Seed Partnership, member of the Editorial Board and Executive Committee of The Plant Cell, and is currently a member of the National Academies of Science Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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