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SXSW 2020

Feeding 2050 – Blockchain, Lab Meat, AI, Oh My!

Our food system is at a crossroads. As farmable land decreases with increased city development, water supplies dwindle from climate change, and population growth continues at a staggering rate, food industry leaders are struggling to develop a food source that is sustainable, nutritious, and safe. While these mounting pressures could lead to a global food crisis, today's reality also has the potential to bring about a level of scientific discovery and advancement we have never before seen. This panel, featuring experts from the Institute of Food Technologists, the FDA, Beyond Meat and S2G Ventures, will discuss what a future food system would look like if we incorporated innovations like lab grown food, alternative proteins, upcycling, hydroponic farming, and AI.

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  1. The most pressing concerns impacting the food system and what this means for us
  2. How inventions and advancements in the food industry have the potential to impact our food system and create a long-term sustainable food source
  3. Tangible examples of what an evolved future food source would look like and how key concerns like nutrition and safety would be addressed



Jennifer Garcia, Media And Public Relations Specialist, The Institute of Food Technologists

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Fantastic Future
  • Level: Intermediate
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