University track record: Bachelor’s in environmental studies (AUB), Masters in Biological Oceanography (University of Southern Mississippi’s Marine Science Institute), Degree in Aquatic Science with an emphasis on coastal reef ecology (Auburn University), PostDoc Fish Nutrition Physiology (Auburn University).
Where he works: AUB.
What he does: Aquatic Scientist.
What he did growing up: Imad was mentored from an early age by Ricardus Haber to be an environmentalist.
Firm belief: In order for us to stave off possible famines in the next fifty years, we need to start using the oceans to grow food and to integrate various agriculture processes in order to reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, produce green energy, improve water yield and efficiency, and improve economic returns of farmers.
Random thought: Life on earth existed for three billion years before humans came around and will go on without us if we die off. By not being good stewards of our planet, we only harm ourselves.
The talk: Using salty water (sea and ocean) to produce more food, mainly protein, to feed the growing number of people on the planet.
All we need is Imagination.
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