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Hunger, Health and the Future of Food


Christina Agapakis
Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Caleb Harper
Principal Investigator and Director, Open Agriculture Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Drew Purves
Head, Computational Ecology and Environmental Science, Microsoft Research


David Kirkpatrick
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

Session Description:

Feeding the world is, according to some, well within our grasp. Vast new indoor farms are being built around the world. Some say it will allow us to “program plants.” And genetic alteration of food sources opens other new horizons. For now, distribution remains the biggest challenge–how will we get the food where it needs to go while keeping it fresh and nutritious? Food technology is undergoing a renaissance.

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