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Jensen Helps Identify Scientific Breakthroughs in New National Academies Report

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are possible to achieve in the next decade to increase the U.S. food and agriculture system’s sustainability, competitiveness and resilience. The urgent progress needed today, given challenges such as water scarcity, increased weather variability, floods and droughts, requires a convergent research approach that harnesses advances in data science, materials science, information technology, behavioral sciences, economics and many other fields. Helen Jensen, professor of economics at Iowa State University, is one of 13 experts on the executive committee of Science Breakthroughs 2030, authors of the report.