If our mission is for a better future of food and agriculture, what can we do to achieve this? The answer begins with a simple yet effective solution: we need to listen to the narratives surrounding these industries.
What sustainable agriculture technology will drive the new era? Dr. Richard Lally joins us to discuss the most promising research from the field.
The world is facing many sustainability challenges, including food insecurity, depleted water resources and natural disasters like increased flooding and wildfires. Additionally, as the middle class continues to grow, we will need to produce 60 to 80 percent more food, including more animal protein, by 2050 — and all with less water and land.Despite these seemingly insurmountable odds, Ramez Naam, co-chair of Energy and Environment at Singularity University, believes that the Earth is actually on the path to becoming a Planet of Plenty™ and that agriculture has a critical role to play.
Will the next big innovation in agriculture technology revolutionize one of the oldest fixtures in farming? Imagine if you could use your smartphone to track and control the movement of your herd. What would it mean for the management of soil, nutrition and labor costs? Vence, a startup based in sunny San Diego with roots in New Zealand, says it's breaking down financial barriers by putting up virtual fences.
Frank Wooten is the CEO of Vence, a virtual fencing company that hopes to reinvent livestock management. A Vence virtual fence works similarly to an invisible dog fence.
The first step in building a sustainable supply chain is mapping out all of the steps in the chain. But the trip from farm to fork can be complicated for beef cattle.
Each year, more than 7 billion chicks are hatched and then discarded because they are not the right sex to lay eggs. What if we could find out the egg’s sex before it hatches?
Today’s oceans are in trouble. Commercial fishing is pushing wild fish stocks to dangerously low levels, ocean acidification is killing coral reefs, and nitrogen and phosphorus runoff are causing harmful algal blooms.
I don’t want to dwell on the fact that you are a science fiction writer, but I think that’s kind of cool that science fiction predicts science sometimes, and I wonder if maybe that was an inspiration for you? If, like, some of the things you thought about as a science fiction writer, you are now working to try to make reality?I wish I had that story. Science fiction is amazing and it’s amazingly fun. It does provoke things. My science fiction and my speaking and writing on energy and food are actually pretty distinct, to be honest. But, they both come from the same thing, which is a deep curiosity about the future.