Below is my podcast on the Future of Food, which focuses on lab grown meat & technology aiding in farm, including machines like Bonirob.
Live tweeting a film every week was not as easy as I originally thought it would be. Those first few weeks I feel I spent more time thinking of tweets, than I did actually watching the film. However, as the weeks went on, I felt my live tweeting skills improved, to the point where I was able to not only offer insight, but also create some engagement and conversation.
Due to population growth, diminishing arable land partly owing to climate change, and dietary changes with people eating more meat, which in turn requires the production of more cattle fodder, the need to assess the future of food is continuing to grow. It was only in 2014 that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the world’s food supply is already jeopardised. They stated that in the last 20 years, particularly for rice, wheat, and corn, there has been a slowdown in the growth rate of crop yields.
As such, the production of food will need to be altered, it will need to evolve. This is my focus. The different evolutions in the growth and production of food, and the effects they will have in combating this growing issue. Research has already begun to show that there are a variety of steps already being taken, many using technology to aid in the process.
Food is crucial to life. There is simply no doubting that fact. It was agriculture that made it possible for humans to progress from nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes and develop settlements, cities, and civilization in general. The question is though, what will be eating in 10 years? In 50 years? And how will this food be made?