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.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51019798
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Finnish scientists say the food could be grown with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/magazine/weight-watchers-oprah-losing-it-in-the-anti-dieting-age.html
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The agonies of being overweight — or running a diet company — in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size.
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https://nextshark.com/china-invents-rice-can-grow-salt-water-can-feed-200-million-people/
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Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of saltwater-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation. if(!window.mobileCheck) pubg.queue.push(function(){initAdUnit("pubg-w6k-zpw");}); In the spring months, over 200 types of rice were planted at the Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center in Qingdao, a coastal city in eastern China’s Shandong Provinc
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https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/25/18514798/beyond-meat-ipo-vegan-sustainable-food
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Plant-based meat products might fix our food system.
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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-future-hundreds-years-old-and-makes-its-own-mucus-180969972/
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This rare variety of corn has evolved a way to make its own nitrogen, which could revolutionize farming
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90372330/would-you-eat-a-burger-made-out-of-co2-captured-from-the-air
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It may sound strange, but a startup called Solar Foods is transforming CO2 into food they want to bring to grocery stores as an “alternative” protein in the next couple of years.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fncJdVjy5U
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https://retailwire.com/restaurant-visits-decline-as-consumers-make-their-own-lunches/
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https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/our-ghost-kitchen-future
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A business model that seemed marginal before the coronavirus pandemic now looks like the future of restaurants.
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https://www.foodandwine.com/news/online-shopping-usda-food-stamps
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The two-year government pilot program is the first of its kind.
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https://www.outsideonline.com/2399736/impossible-foods-beyond-meat-alt-meat
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Alt meat isn't going to stay alt for long, and cattle are looking more and more like stranded assets.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-12/pork-giant-smithfield-pushes-into-the-market-for-plant-protein
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https://www.zdnet.com/article/autonomous-tractors-could-turn-farming-into-a-desk-job/
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CNH Industrial revealed its concept for a self-driving tractor that farmers control via tablet or computer. Naturally, we had to ask whether this robotic farmer would steal jobs from human workers.
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/15/the-age-of-robot-farmers
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Picking strawberries takes speed, stamina, and skill. Can a robot do it?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMFNqaBXBwo
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Regenerative Agriculture has been around for a very long time. The trouble is it's just not the way most modern farming techniques are taught or practiced. W...
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https://www.maxim.com/food-drink/millennials-blamed-for-american-cheese-decline-2018-10
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Guess what? Millennials are ruining a lot of things, like the razor industry because they want to stay hairy and have giant beards, the beer industry because
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https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/report-warmer-temperatures-could-cost-alaska-up-to-700m/
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https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/future-perfect/2019/3/22/18273892/tyson-vegan-vegetarian-lab-meat-climate-change-animals
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https://globalnews.ca/news/6870689/coronavirus-canada-food-supply/
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Potato growers are the latest to push for help, asking Ottawa for "urgent required interventions" as demand for french fries has all but disappeared.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pigs-hotels-insight/chinas-multi-story-hog-hotels-elevate-industrial-farms-to-new-levels-idUSKBN1IB362
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On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the sows a thousand head per floor in high-rise "hog hotels".
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/the-sugar-wars/508751/
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Science can’t prove it and the industry denies it, but Gary Taubes is convinced that the sweet stuff kills.