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VOL. 36 | NO. 45 | Friday, November 09, 2012

Summit aims to foster abundance through innovation

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Global South Summit is gathering in Nashville to discuss ways to use innovation to meet global demands for more food and health care.

The Wednesday event brings together leaders in business, research, government, foundation and nonprofits to focus on ideas that will feed the planet, deliver health care and build innovation hubs for food and health.

Scheduled discussion leaders include Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Ernesto Brovelli, a senior manager at The Coca-Cola Co.; and Jeurgen Voegele, an executive at The World Bank. The keynote speaker is New York Times columnist Tom Friedman.

The summit is presented by Cumberland Center, an alliance of businesses and universities based at Cumberland University. Co-sponsors are oneC1TY, Expo Milano 2015 and the Sustainable Food Pavilion.