Ricardo Salvador

Union of Concerned Scientists


Ricardo J. Salvador is director and senior scientist of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Ricardo has advised a range of organizations advancing food system innovation, including the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, FoodCorps, the Center for Good Food Purchasing and The Land Institute. His prior positions include program officer for Food Health and Wellbeing at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and associate professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University.

A native of Mexico, Ricardo’s academic background includes undergraduate studies in agriculture at New Mexico State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University.

Ricardo is speaking in Texas and Pennsylvania.


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Why the Future of Agriculture Cannot Be Like the History of Agriculture

The existential quiz that will tell us whether humanity deserves to survive on planet Earth. Agriculture from its inception has been the exploitation of people and nature. “Modernity” has exacerbated that mode of operation. In the 21st century, will we be able to do better?
Keynote Sustainable Agriculture

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