Technology and Food

We are living in a world of growing consumerism; but, we all know that truly important things for humankind’s survival are the basics: clean air, pure water, sufficient food, and adequate shelter. There is a growing concern that as the climate continues to change and the global population continues to increase shortages of food and …

Big Data Analytics Could Produce Big Results in the Agricultural Sector

Even though humankind is still dependent on agriculture for its survival, most developed and developing states no longer rely primarily on the agricultural sector for economic growth. As the world has advanced from the age of agriculture to the industrial and post-industrial ages, many of its inhabitants have nevertheless clung to the romantic image of …

Farmers and Scientists Must Collaborate to Feed the World

“The world could be less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments,” writes the staff at Science 2.0. [“Without Science Leadership, Food Shortages Could Be Critical World Issue By 2050,” The staff insists that it is not trying to play the role of a Cassandra; …

The Supply Chain’s Role in Food Security

“If current growth patterns continue,” writes Doug Austin, Senior Vice President of Growth & Innovation, “‘extra mouths to feed’ will be an understatement in 2053, when our planet’s population is predicted to jump by 2 billion people. That’s going to be a big challenge for the food industry, and everyone from farmers to distributors to …