Murdoch student urges action on food security at UN

October 29, 2015

Laura Grubb presented at the UN Committee on Food SecurityMurdoch University animal science honours student Laura Grubb has made a global call for action at a United Nations conference to help solve the issues facing modern agriculture and food security.

Laura was one of two delegates picked to present the Canberra Youth Ag Declaration, which makes recommendations on how young people can have the maximum impact on feeding a hungry planet.

“Besides the fact that I have never been to Europe, attending a UN conference has been a phenomenal and humbling experience!” said Laura.

“Attending the UN Committee on Food Security gave me an insight into a global system which has a significant impact on a variety of societies and sectors around the world.

“I have met so many inspiring people from all backgrounds and cultures. I will certainly take home many new ideas and initiatives on food security and sustainability and can’t wait to share them with all the other Youth Ag-Summit delegates and my community!”

Laura’s honours supervisor at Murdoch Dr Peter McGilchrist, said the opportunity to present at the UN conference was a very prestigious honour.

“This was an incredible opportunity for Laura and the fact she was chosen to represent the Youth Ag Declaration on the world stage shows her passion for agriculture.

“We are dedicated to educating and developing the future leaders and researchers in agriculture at Murdoch and we hope that Laura’s achievements will inspire others to pursue similar goals and opportunities.”

The Canberra Youth Ag Declaration co-presented by Laura consists of five key priority areas, including communicating the value of agricultural careers and farming, and boosting education and skills building in the agricultural industry.

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