Opening of the Academic Year 2016/17

During the opening of the academic year 2016-2017 Louise O. Fresco and three young Wageningen scientists reflected on the fear of technological innovation and the sources concerns preventing us from adopting new technologies. Economic transformation and environmental management have emerged as global grand challenges. One way to address the challenges is to harness the world’s abundant scientific and technological knowledge to meet specific needs such as sustainably feeding the rising number of megacities. Opposition to and lack of new technologies may hamper such efforts.