Daily food supply for 9 billion people in 2050
Disruptive innovation, investments, regulation and urbanization characterize the radical change in food industry. To this end, we want to initiate a sociopolitical debate.
In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley and the Wageningen University.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
From Speed-Evolution to Food-Revolution
As a result of increasing urbanization, an aging society and the implementation of sustainability ideas in all processes, the demands on our diet are radically changing.
Simultaneously, the high research investments for new food ideas alter the supply of food radically.
This global, socio-technological transformation process has to be accompanied by a public discourse in order to guarantee the acceptance and implementation of the research results. This is the only way to feed nine billion people sustainably in the future.
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Food, Technologies and Politics in Berlin
I visited Berlin to participate in the Global Food Summit. Its purpose was to provide multiple perspectives on some of the current challenges facing agriculture, and technological and policy approaches to address them. The informal conversations about life and politics are as enriching as the formal lectures. I would like to share some of them here.
Transplanting Edited Pig Organs Into Humans
In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans.
Scientists Seek Moratorium on Edits to Inheritable Human Genome
An international group of scientists meeting in Washington called on Thursday for what would, in effect, be a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome. The group said it would be “irresponsible to proceed” until the risks could be better assessed and until there was “broad societal consensus about the appropriateness” of any proposed change.