Innovation, New Technologies and Future of Food

May 24, 2017

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Foo Forward
What will farming look like in the year 2050?

Takeaways

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will explore the future of food at its FOOD FORWARD event on July 19.
The summit will explore new trends in supply chain tracking, agriculture, and new technologies in farming.

Chew on this – according to the World Bank, over the next 33 years we will need to produce more food than we have in the thousands of years since civilization began. This is the reality we face as the human population is expected to reach 9.6 billion worldwide by 2050.

The world will need to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to meet global food demand. - World BANK

On July 19, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting FOOD FORWARD, a fast-paced program to showcase how the private sector is leading the way with new trends in supply chain tracking and vertical farming, regenerative agriculture, and technologies that are making farming more efficient. To address this looming food crisis, the world can’t simply find more land to farm. Feeding the world will require creative solutions, new technologies, and an extraordinary spirit of innovation.

“Over the next few decades, producing enough food to meet demand and adapt to future consumer preferences will be a significant global challenge,” said Carolyn Cawley, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “FOOD FORWARD is a platform to learn from startups and big businesses that are driving solutions and changing the future of food.”

Register now for FOOD FORWARD and learn more here.

FOOD FORWARD is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s FAST FORWARD series. Learn more.

 

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