In a world with an ever increasing human population our demand for food is only going to increase. This places many pressures on our existing agricultural and logistical resources as well as the natural world (of which we are an important part). Clearly, it would be marvellous if we could all grow our own food at home and live off-grid, in harmony with the environment around us… but such a scenario is not remotely feasible.
The food and agriculture industries often get a rough ride; pesticides have been linked to declining bee populations; deforestation and habitat loss are connected to both climate change and ecological collapse; plastic packaging is polluting our oceans. But it’s not ALL bad news. There are many farmers and food technologists doing their level best to work with nature to do the right thing, there are thousands of scientists and entrepreneurs working hard to invent technological solutions that can help meet the many challenges of feeding humanity.
Twenty years from now we could very well all be eating synthetic meats or algae based products, dusted with locust powder and delivered by drones, flown to our homes in fully sustainable packaging. This website, Food and Farming Technology, exists to cover new technological break-throughs in the growth, harvest, transport, manufacture and retail of our food. I very much hope that you find it a regular source of interest and inspiration as we celebrate mankind’s ingenuity.
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