In 1968 Paul Ehrlich predicted worldwide famine. It did not happen. Just like “peak oil,” the hyperbolic fears of running out of food never happen. Technology fills the void. For a moment, fast forward to 2035 and look back: How did we meet increased demand for food? Was it indoor farming, which offers 5.7x the yield for tomatoes, 12.7x the yield for leafy greens, and uses up to 97% less water? Did we get proteins from crickets instead of beef? Was it delivered in a daily drink? Did we develop crops with perfect yield? Increased production? Less waste? Global warming freeing expanding farmland? Increased production from 3rd world countries? Who wins, who loses in the race to feed our growing world? How does your company, farm or business thrive?
Craig Herron – VP Ventures, iSelect Fund