The future of our food needs everything we’ve got
On this planet, we can’t feed our children’s children with the food systems we’re currently using. In the next 25 years, all the additional food our growing population requires will come from improvements to our current food systems but we will reach capacity limits. The world needs new options and governments, investors and innovators around the world are working on those options now.
In New Zealand, we can grow more of what we’ve got by continuing to improve our current systems, reducing waste and addressing environmental impacts. This doesn’t mean things won’t change, but we’re great at developing the technologies that enable sustainable production. We can also amplify our impact by sharing our ability to translate technology for the benefit of the food systems around the world. Our agritech developments are good for the world.
That is still insufficient to feed future populations. We need to do all of that and then some. Around the world innovators are developing the technologies that will drive new food systems. These need to be developed NOW if they are to provide in the future. New Zealand’s innovators have a key role to play because there are real problems to solve and our innovators have the skills and experience needed.
BioTechNZ and AgriTechNZ are joining to start a discussion on the technologies that will create these needed options. Join us to hear about the role of cellular agriculture and gene editing.
The term ‘cellular agriculture’ is a global trend, and the technology is in its early stages of development. There are no products available within Aotearoa New Zealand. We’ll explore the opportunity for New Zealand. We’ll discuss the complexity of creating teams to innovate in this space and the opportunity in using biotechnologies such as gene editing to create these needed options for global food security.
To feed the world, it doesn’t have to be factory v’s pasture or farm v’s lab…we need all the skills we’ve got and to protect all that we’re given.
- Dr Olivia Oglivie - Iraho Analyst - Matū
- Amos Palfreyman - Project Lead Emerging Proteins NZ and International Business - FoodHQ
- Greg Bryan - Chief Technology Officer - Zeakal Inc
- Members - Free
- Non Members $35
- This event is physical only