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Fields of waving grain may have come to symbolize the United States' industrialized agriculture, but the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2015 world's fair is seeking to lead the conversation on how to feed 9 billion people by 2050 with a focus on such basics as reviving heirloom seeds, promoting vertical gardens and rediscovering long-forgotten foodstuffs, like cattails.As befits host Italy, Expo 2015 is focused on food and nutrition. And while many of the 20 million visitors expected during Expo's six-month run will put a priority on the more convivial nature of food by tasting specialties from around the globe, inside the pavilions nations are seeking to raise awareness around such issues as food security, hunger and food waste. The document, which Expo visitors are invited to sign, is meant to be Expo's legacy, but Hickey said the U.S. pavilion hadn't yet been formally contacted.
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