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Tag: Future Food

Nexus Media Studios: What Is 3D Farming?

As it becomes less and less arable land around the world and we humans are getting more numerous – we need to find new ways to secure the food supply in the future. To grow things under water may be just one of those ways, according to the company Thimble Island Ocean Farm.  

General Assembly Panel Discussion: Food and Tech

San Francisco is variously described as a foodie city and a techie stronghold. Is it any surprise then that there are a slew of new companies and businesses that are focusing on how technology can impact on food production, distribution and consumption?  

TED: The case for fish farming | Mike Velings

We’re headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace. In this fact-packed, eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and conservationist Mike Velings proposes a solution: Aquaculture, or fish farming. “We must start …

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TED: How we can make crops survive without water | Jill Farrant

Published on Feb 9, 2016 As the world’s population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we’ll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: “resurrection plants” — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they …

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The New York Times Conferences: Panel Discussion: What to Do About Food Loss and Food Waste

Approximately one third of the food produced each year for human consumption — roughly 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. The situation is particularly acute in the developing world. How do we fight the situation? From the 2014 New York Times Food for Tomorrow Conference. Jonathan Bloom, author, “American Wasteland,” and food waste …

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Intelligence^2: Debate | Genetically Modify Food Or Not

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades. Created by modifying the DNA of one organism through the introduction of genes from another, they are developed for a number of different reasons-to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought-and are mainly found in our food supply in processed foods using corn, …

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HBO: VICE | GMO Savior Seeds?

Isobel Yeung explored the growth of Monsanto’s pestacide resistant GMOs and its consequences. This is her debrief from Season 3 Episode 9 of VICE on HBO.  

Motherboard: Deep Sea Fish Farming in Geodesic Domes

In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard goes to Baja California, Mexico to get a firsthand look at these free floating pods, and to get an understanding for why we need better ways to cultivate our future food sources. Whether it’s found on a plate of sushi, grilled in our backyard, or thrown on pasta, seafood …

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The Verge: What is the future of food?

How do you make more food with less farmable land? It’s a tricky problem with no one obvious solution. What will we eat in the year 2100? In this week’s Big Future, Arielle Duhaime-Ross takes a look at what we might eat in the future, and how we’ll produce it. It’s a tricky question, as …

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Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how …

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Panel Discussion: How to Feed a Growing Planet

In the next 30 years, global population is estimated to surpass 9 billion people. Will there be too many people, and too little food? How will climate, politics, and economics impact food systems and food security on our growing planet? Join NBC News Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell as he moderates an exciting …

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The Science of Overpopulation

Hank talks about the issues of rising global population. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. ______________ Jonathan Foley: Feeding a growing world ____________________________

Jonathan Foley: Feeding a growing world

In this talk Jonathan Foley from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota talks about how over nine billion people will be able to eat without undermining the very basis for food production. Jonathan Foley articulated the key challenges to global food security and highlight the latest trends and projections. Foley recently …

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