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Petri Dish: Setting the Table for 10 Billion

Petri Dish October 2017

The world population could reach close to 10 billion in just over 30 years. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. How we do it has broad social and policy implications. Our panelists will discuss what it will take to feed the world sustainably as demand continues its upward trajectory. Join Dan Voytas, Director of the Center for Genome Engineering; Jason Hill, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; and Minnesota Public Radio reporter Elizabeth Dunbar, for an evening of curiosity-driven discussion. 


Location: Camp Bar, downtown St. Paul​. Doors open at 6 p.m., Program starts at 7 p.m.
Music and trivia precede the program. A Black Sheep Pizza buffet available on a first-come, first-served basis. Beverages available for purchase

Purchase tickets online at or at the door the day of the event. 

Presented in collaboration with the Bell Museum of Natural History. The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No PowerPoints. Just music, trivia and lots of lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts. 


July, 2017