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Nobel Prize: Six Nobel Laureates discuss the flavor of creativity | 2016 Nobel Week Dialogue

Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus (2006 Nobel Peace Prize), Richard J. Roberts (1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Elizabeth Blackburn (2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Steven Chu (1997 Nobel Prize in Physics), Angus Deaton (2015 Prize in Economic Sciences) speak about the concept of …

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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?  

Seeker Stories: This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by …

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Imperial College London: Schrödinger lecture | Can we feed the world sustainably?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway, Centre for Environmental Policy, presents the 28th annual Schrödinger lecture. The talk is introduced by Professor James Stirling, Provost of Imperial College London. Every individual across the globe should have the right and ability to access adequate, safe, and nutritional food at all times. But achieving worldwide food security is not …

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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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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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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Overcoming barriers to adopt sustainable agriculture?

Seminar by Ram Fishman, assistant professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative …

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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.  

TED: Pamela Ronald | The case for engineering our food

Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the …

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