- Dr. Hans R. Herren of United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) visited JAAS
More than 70 JAAS scientists and students attended to an academic seminar entitled Building a green economy, why and how given by Dr. Hans R. Herren, academician of United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and president of Millennium Institute, the U.S. think tank for economic and green sustainable development. The lecture was presided over by Dr. Fang Jichao of the Institute of Plant Protection of JAAS. JAAS President Yi Zhongyi and Vice President Yu Wengui met with Dr. Hans R. Herren and listened to the 150-minute report.
Starting from global agriculture production, the report maintained that the ecological system is the guarantee of agriculture production and human life. Dr. Hans explained the application of sustainable development mechanism in practical research and production. The report also introduced the research progress of Dr. Hans and his team in agriculture non-point pollution control, ecological safety evaluation of transgenic crops and ecological compensation mechanism. Simple in language but deep in content, his report attracted great interest from JAAS scientists.