"Food: Strategies for Growing Enough for Everyone" was the theme of the 2012 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, which took place in January and February 2012.
This event featured lectures given by Penn State research leaders whose labs are expanding the frontiers of scientific knowledge about infectious disease. The six lectures in the 2012 series included:
- 21 January -- "Where Will the Food Come From in a Hotter, More Crowded World?" presented by Nina V. Fedoroff, Penn State
- 28 January -- "The Global Pollinator Crisis" presented by Christina Grozinger, Penn State
- 4 February -- "The Good Bugs: Why Agriculture Needs Microbes" presented by Marilyn Roossinck, Penn State
- 11 February -- "Novel Solutions to Complex Diseases for Subsistence Agriculture" presented by David Hughes, Penn State
- 18 February -- "Feeding the Future: From the Lab Bench to the Dinner Table" presented by Bruce McPheron, Penn State
- 25 February -- "Roots of the Second Green Revolution" presented by Jonathan Lynch, Penn State