Food without farmers: Is this the future we want?

25 Apr 2020

The recent IPCC report showed that our food systems are estimated to cause up to 29% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to unsustainable crop and livestock production as well as deforestation. Estimates show that agriculture is responsible for 80% of deforestation worldwide. The world is on the cusp of a new technological era, meaning most of our food could stem from unicellular life in the lab, and not from farms.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): agriculture, climate change, deforestation, emissions, farmers, food, food production, food security, food systems, innovation, lab-grown food, lab-grown meat, land use, technology, unsustainable production

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land