What’s the future of food? | The Economist



Over one-third of greenhouse-gas emissions come from food production. For a greener future, this urgently needs to change. What’s the future of food in a more sustainable world? Our experts answer your questions.

This film is supported by @Infosys – https://impact.economist.com/sustainability

00:00 – Food’s environmental impact
00:44 – Why it’s important to make food sustainable
01:34 – Will everyone have to give up meat?
02:13 – Can lab-grown meat be scaled up?
03:32 – Could nutrients and vitamins be added to new foods?
04:52 – Will insects become a new staple food?
05:35 – Why small-scale farming isn’t the main solution
06:51 – Is vertical farming more sustainable?
07:36 – Will consumers accept new foods?

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How much would giving up meat really help the environment? https://econ.st/3m0W5nU

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