Globally, food and natural resource production is going through the biggest change since the industrial revolution. Rather than merely focussing on improved and cheaper production, current changes are driven by a maelstrom of influences, many of them with sustainability at heart.Continue reading “Megatrends in sustainable food and fibre production”
Planning for the future and breaking new ground across industries must involve improving our natural environment along the way. Our lives and livelihoods depend on it
Announcing a new podcast, in which we hear from people leading the way, not only in imagining, but also providing solutions for a future with environmental sustainability in mind.
We speak to scientific experts, industry leaders, artists, adventurers, and committed personalities who make connections in their local and global communities, making life on earth a priority in their grand plans. They are the Eco Futurists.Continue reading “Eco Futurists”
With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us?Continue reading “The Federated States of Degradia – A nation humanity must take responsibility for”
Great experience to have hosted The Discovery Pod a new podcast series talking to leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Learn more on topics such as COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence, Music Technology, Renewable Energies, Cyber Security, Food & Water Security, Nutrition and more.Continue reading “The Discovery Pod”
So its a bit overdue I know, but what with COVID 19 and all that… Anyway Im putting up here the links to Series 2 of Food Futurists, recorded at EvokeAg earlier this year. These two episodes feature interviews with Kay Hull – Chair of Agrifutures and Champion of EvokeAg – and er…me…
With all the changes and pressures afoot in the food industry, and with international targets clearly defined through several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals, what can we expect our food to look like in the future?
We are starting to see some pretty interesting dietary trends that aim to lower our meat consumption, but they are not based on the traditional ethical or health grounds, but now on environmental and climate impact grounds.
As you sit down to your next meal, concerns about food waste are probably furthest from your mind.
But instead of just making you feel guilty about it – and heaven knows there are enough issues flying around at the moment to cover off on that emotion – lets look at what can be done about food waste.
Feral honey bees – European bees which have escaped from hives into the wild – are surprisingly useful in Australia. They pollinate over 70% of crops that require pollination, like apples, pears, lucerne, melons, berries, canola. But with Varroa mite, a blood-sucking pest of bees, decimating the feral honey bee population globally, and set to invade Australia in the near future, what can be done to maintain pollination services?