The 2007 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, held in Des Moines October 17-19, 2007, focused on: "Biofuels and Biofoods: The Global Implications of Emerging Technologies."
The 2007 "Borlaug Dialogue" gathered more than 700 leading policymakers, industry executives, and agricultural and food science experts from over 60 countries, who explored the international impact that biorenewable energy will have in the coming decades, including such topics as:
- the implications of biorenewable energy in the context of climate change, declining water resources, and sustainable agriculture
- the linkages between biofuels and biotechnology
- the particular promises and challenges that biofuels pose for developing countries.