USDA Leadership in Driving Innovation in Agriculture

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT), Tuesday, September 22, 2020 ・ Interactive Online Session
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led the way in growing America’s bioeconomy and championing innovation throughout agriculture. With USDA having set its sights on stimulating innovation to increase U.S. agricultural production by 40 percent while cutting its environmental footprint in half by 2050, developing biology-based technologies to enhance cultivation and food production and produce sustainable fuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products will be necessary to achieving this goal. The keynote will highlight how USDA has taken steps to foster innovation by updating regulatory systems, investing in the development of bioenergy and biobased products, and partnering and collaborating with other federal agencies on regulations impacting plant and animal biotech and the production of renewable fuels and biobased products. Content will also highlight the critical role USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative play in promoting innovation and working to align global systems with more science-based U.S. approaches.
Moderator
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President, Novozymes NA & VP of Bioenergy
Novozymes
Speakers
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President, Novozymes NA & VP of Bioenergy
Novozymes
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Secretary
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service