Future Food

A series of 6 x 25-min films exploring key questions around global food security

In discussions of feeding the planet, many now argue for a new way of thinking about food technology, food policy and food science.  Since the days of the ‘Green Revolution’, which promised enough food for all but which ultimately reduced crop varieties, created a dependency on fossil fuels and depleted the land, studies have shown that ‘agroecology’ – the application of ecological principles to the production of food – could double food production in the next 10 years sustainably. But can low-yield sustainable farming methods feed 9.5 billion people by 2050? Without GM crops or synthetic fertilizers, can farmers increase food production by 70 percent?

Films in this series

Future Food | 1 Peru: Old or New?

Can chefs be the vanguard of a socially-driven food revolution? ...
Future Food | 2 Kenya: Food or Fuel?

Can we grow energy crops without harming food production? ...
Future Food | 3 USA: Big or Small?

Big agribusiness or small scale farmers? Which are better placed to feed the world? ...
Future Food | 4 India: Fat or Skinny?

Around the world there are now as many obese people as underfed people. What can we do to ...
Future Food | 5 Nigeria: Near or Far?

In a global economy, should countries be trying to be self sufficient in food? ...
Future Food | 6 China: Stay or Go?

In China, the young are leaving the land in droves so who is going to grow food and what c ...