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The Environmental Cost of Dinner

Dr. Ray Hilborn, Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington discusses the meaning of sustainability and the many adverse impacts of food production on the environment in the current system. Hear Dr. Hilborn discuss conservation and fish production, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and how successfully managed fisheries can produce some of the world’s most sustainable animal protein.

WWF’s Fuller Symposium convenes thought leaders in science, policy, business, conservation and development to tackle emerging issues facing our planet and advance science-based approaches to protect the future of nature. The 2014 symposium focused on how we can freeze the footprint of food while still nourishing billions. It explored the conservation challenges and opportunities we face by looking at diverse perspectives on food production, distribution, consumption, management and waste.

Learn more about WWF's work on food.