CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harvard University students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to experience a unique opportunity to learn about one of the most pressing global challenges of the next 35 years: world hunger.
On April 24, the interactive HungerU mobile exhibit will be in the courtyard area outside of the Harvard Kennedy School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit encourages people to learn about the global hunger challenge and solutions for feeding the world. There will also be a "Take Your Seat at the Table" panel discussion from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Starr Auditorium, moderated by T.J. Menn, founder of the school's new agriculture professional interest council. It will be an open dialogue about hunger and agriculture.
"HungerU helps build awareness of the hunger issue and the critical role modern agriculture plays by putting food on our tables," said Tracee Shiebel, who travels with the exhibit as a member of the HungerU Crew. "We encourage people to take action in their communities to help meet the growing demand for safe, nutritious and affordable food."
Hunger and malnutrition are responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other cause. Even in the United States, one in six Americans goes to bed hungry at night. Future generations will also be faced with feeding the exploding population, which is expected to top 9 billion by 2050.
"As a global society we have significant nutrition security challenges, and those are only going to get more fierce as demand increases while resources shrink." said Margie Alsbrook, director of operations for HungerU and its partner Farm Journal Foundation. "Getting everyone involved regardless of their field of study and point of view is vital to the global hunger solution."
The HungerU spring 2015 tour will visit eight universities in the northeast, including Harvard University. In the last two and a half years, the exhibit has been to nearly 70 universities throughout the United States.
To learn more about the growing hunger issue and the platform to make a difference, visit www.hungeru.com and take the HungerU Challenge. Or become part of the discussion today at #HungerU. Follow us at www.facebook.com/hungeru, www.twitter.com/hungerutour, www.instagram.com/hungerutour, http://hungeru.tumblr.com/.
HungerU is a special project of the Farm Journal Foundation that travels to university campuses engaging students in conversations about the growing hunger crisis and empowering them to take action. For more information, visit www.hungeru.com.
About the Farm Journal Foundation
The Farm Journal Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to sustaining agriculture's ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment. The Foundation houses the Farmers Feeding the World platform to rally the agricultural community around the fight against world hunger through programs including the Farm Team, HungerU and Take Your Seat at the Table. For more information, please visit www.FarmersFeedingTheWorld.org.
SOURCE Farm Journal Foundation