When we look at the challenges affecting our world today, many come to mind - energy demand, food security and climate change, just to name a few. Biotechnology provides tools to meet all of these challenges. The sustainable farming practices afforded to today’s modern farmers allow us to produce more food, fuel and fiber on less land with less environmental impact. These technologies – and the policies and infrastructures needed to realize their benefit – will be the focus of a very important panel discussion taking place here in Washington on February 12th. A panel of prominent speakers will lead a live and on-line dialogue on how to address challenges that farmers and nations will face over the next century. You can learn more about how to participate in the event by visiting http://www.cropnewsnetwork.com/now-serving-9-billion-global-dialogue-on-meeting-food-needs-for-the-next-generation/ .