The green sludge that could transform our diets

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

More than 820 million people in the world do not have enough food to eat, and since 2015 the number of undernourished people in the world has been rising for the first time in decades. Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the way we grow and supply food is under even more pressure. Producers and global supply chains face a unique challenge to adapt to the crisis and still put meals on billions of tables. At the same time, the way we produce food is having a huge impact on the planet. “Our global food system fails on its most profound premise to provide humanity with healthy and food-secure lives,” says Asaf Tzachor, who leads research on global food security and emerging technologies at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.