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Penn State University — Emergency Food Research

Penn State student Liam Farrell (left) and research technologist Melissa Ishler (right) measuring plants grown in an indoor growth room (Photo courtesy of Penn State University.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
6/2019
Grant Amount 
$109,063
Purpose 
To support Professor Charles Anderson's research on production of food from unconventional sources in a situation of low global insolation.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $109,063 to Penn State University to support Professor Charles Anderson’s research on production of food from unconventional sources in a situation of low global insolation. This funding will support a team of faculty and graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral students to develop a proposal outlining possible future research projects that might alleviate food shortages following a great power war or similar event leading to nuclear winter.

This falls within our work on scientific research and is related to our efforts to reduce global catastrophic risks.