Source: Purdue University

Feeding the world's growing population in a manner that doesn't compromise the needs of the next generation is a balancing act, but one that can be handled through innovation and environmental stewardship, said Purdue University agronomist Gebisa Ejeta.

"Sustainability is an important agenda because we have to pay attention to meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future," Ejeta said. "It has everything to do with the stewardship of our natural resources, while at the same time effectively using those resources to meet the food and fiber needs of today's population."

Ejeta, who was named the 2009 World Food Prize laureate for his research in drought- and Striga-resistant sorghum varieties, said he and his colleagues pay special attention to sustainability in their daily work.

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