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Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range of new technologies that might make it possible. In this series, we’ll explore some of the innovative new solutions that farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on to make sure that nobody goes hungry in our increasingly crowded world.

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To make more room for livestock, the Dutch will moove cows to a floating farm

A Dutch company is developing a floating dairy farm, which they hope to use as a proof-of-concept for future agricultural systems. The farm will use automated cleaning and milking robots, while recycling waste into fertilizer. Later, they hope to include crops and other livestock.
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From picking to pollinating, agribots are pushing farming into the future

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Probiotics for plants? Here’s how AI-optimized bacteria could accelerate agriculture

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How ‘speed breeding’ could supercharge farming to save us from starvation

Before ‘plantscrapers’ can grow food in the city, they’ll need to grow money

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RoboBees, city sanctuaries, and hot hives could save the world from ‘beepocalypse’

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Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling?

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The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

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Can tech help us feed a population of 9 billion-plus? Welcome to the Future of Food

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To feed a growing population, scientists want to unleash AI on agriculture

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Shrimp from the Sahara sounds crazy, but it may be the future of aquaculture

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From lab-grown steaks to plant-based blood, science is taking the animal out of meat