Food of the future: Can we feed ourselves without wrecking the planet?
With the global population rising, resources running out, and our climate facing catastrophe, finding new and innovative ways to feed ourselves has become more important than ever.
Right now, the agricultural sector uses 70 percent of the world's fresh water, is responsible for 80 percent of global deforestation and creates more than 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. But new cutting-edge technology is changing how we produce food , which means less waste and a more sustainable method of production.
But how far along is the technology, and is enough being invested in it?
On this edition of The Agenda, Juliet Mann gets the thoughts of Erik Fyrwald, CEO of Syngenta – a firm specialising in agritech, Joao Campari, the Global Leader of the World Wildlife Fund's Food Practice, and Simon Haworth, a venture capitalist specialising in agritech investment.