Food and Agriculture

Cell cultured meat replacing traditional animal farms; the growth of urban vertical and smart farms next-gen GMO plants and animals—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of food and agriculture.

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0520-3
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There is widespread agreement among scientists that genetically modified foods are safe to consume1,2 and have the potential to provide substantial benefits to humankind3. However, many people still harbour concerns about them or oppose their use4,5. In a nationally representative sample of US adults, we find that as extremity of opposition to and concern about genetically modified foods increases
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaGnMWBQMBE&feature=youtu.be
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The U.S. Cattlemen's Association petitioned the USDA to declare that "meat" and "beef" exclude products not "slaughtered in the traditional manner."---Subscr...
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https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat
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Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/latin-americas-sugar-producers-sweat-sweet-stuff
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The European Union's recent decision to do away with a long-standing production ceiling will force the world's major sugar producers to find ways to deal with a more competitive export market.
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/01/meat-politics-226342
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President Trump says Democrats and environmental wackos are waging a war on beef. But corporations, not politicians or activists, are leading the post-meat revolution.
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https://www.opentable.com/state-of-industry
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https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/10/planted-joins-the-meatless-meat-melee-with-its-pea-protein-chicken/
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Imitation meat is poised to expand its presence in our diets exponentially, if the success of dueling faux burger companies Impossible and Beyond are any indication — but where's the chicken? Planted is a brand new Swiss company that claims its ultra-simple meatless poultry is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, better in other ways, and soon, cheaper.
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https://medium.thanx.com/four-horsemen-restaurant-apocalypse-64947b3d9657
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How lessons from the travel industry’s response to online travel agencies may enable restaurants to survive (and hopefully thrive) in a delivery-heavy future.
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https://www.facebook.com/plantbasednews/videos/535309203572399/
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https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/how-the-changing-restaurant-industry-has-shaped-investors-appetite-for-food-and-robotics-video
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The intersection of robotics and food is at a critical juncture. VC investment in the space has boomed, and in a recession, automation could help keep food-service operations afloat. [Video included]
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/08/23/which-countries-dominate-the-worlds-dinner-tables
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America has a culinary deficit, whereas Italy boasts a vast surplus
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/22/worlds-first-no-kill-eggs-go-on-sale-in-berlin
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Chicks sex can be determined before it hatches, potentially ending culling of billions of males
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https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-self-driving-tractors-ai-and-precision-agriculture-will-save-us-from-the-impending-food-crisis/
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Go inside the race to feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit planet earth in 2050. See how John Deere and others are working to change the equation before it's too late.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjR_4IMS2Ws
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As consumer diets continue to shift toward healthier food, plant-based alternatives are becoming more and more popular. Fast-food chains like Burger King, Wh...
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/10/sea-running-out-of-fish-despite-nations-pledges-to-stop/
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Major countries that are promising to curtail funding for fisheries are nevertheless increasing handouts for their seafood industries.
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https://tim.blog/2018/11/12/james-cameron-suzy-amis-cameron/
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"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." — James Cameron James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar.
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https://medium.com/backchannel/organic-gmos-could-be-the-future-of-food-if-we-let-them-fe304aa89554
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Two years ago, I traveled to Woodland, California, to meet scientists who were developing tastier and more nutritious fruits and vegetables. On the way to the research center, my taxi driver asked…
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https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/jan/07/the-end-of-coffee-could-australia-save-the-worlds-beans
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Climate change may devastate the globes major coffee-growing regions through extreme weather events  but Australia could be the solution
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https://www.aspenideas.org/articles/how-can-we-fix-our-broken-food-system
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https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/12/11/will-gene-editing-boost-food-production-experts-explore-the-potential-of-a-revolutionary-technology/
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Genome-editing tools provide advanced biotechnological techniques that .... have been utilized in a wide variety of plant species to characterize gene
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/03/insects-likely-approved-human-consumption-by-eu
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Food safety agencys decision could put mealworms, locusts and baby crickets on menus