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Louise Fresco
President, Wageningen University
Louise O Fresco is President of Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands. She was formerly Assistant Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Her latest book is Hamburgers in Paradise (2015).
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Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Splat goes the theory

Local and organic is a romantic myth – the future of sustainable agriculture is all about smart technology and scaling up

Louise O Fresco