This lecture, presented by Town Hall Seattle and sponsored by PCC Community Markets, is titled “Ask Marion: The Politics of Food and Nutrition.” It’s at 7:30 pm Seattle time and 10:30 pm New York time. Get tickets here.
Rebooting food: technological solutions to world hunger
Lots of people are worried about how we are going to feed people in the future and are thinking about possible solutions to problems of world hunger. Hence: Rebooting Food from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
You can guess from the title that the report is about technological solutions. It begins:
Banana trees that fit in a test tube. Burgers made without a cow in sight. Fish farmed in the desert. Robots picking fruit. Welcome to the brave new world of food, where scientists are battling a global time-bomb of climate change, water scarcity, population growth and soaring obesity rates to find new ways to feed the future.
I wish the report had said more about the social and political causes of world hunger, and the need for social and political action to reduce income and other inequalities.
But if you want a quick overview of current thinking on food technology, this report is a good introduction.