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Professor Colette Heald spoke at J-WAFS Conference about the impacts of climate change and air pollution on crop yields

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The J-WAFS Food and Water Conference included a startup showcase featuring nearly two dozen MIT-related and other local companies. The food and water sectors have experienced significant growth in startup activity, as indicated by the excellent turnout and interest.On April 27 and 28, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security (J-WAFS) and MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) hosted a conference centered around innovation and collaboration for addressing food and water security issues all around the world. Professors across several MIT departments joined to educate the audience, including CEE Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor Colette Heald. Professor Heald talked about how both climate change and air pollution affect future crop yields, and emphasized the importance of environmental observation. Read more about the J-WAFS conference on MIT News.