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?