Ray Hammond, Europe’s most seasoned futurist gave valuable insight on the future of food production.
In the video below, Ray shares:
World population will reach 10 billion later this century. Food production needs to increase by 70% annually to feed 10 billion.
But current food production methods are unsustainable. Smart agriculture and aquaculture coupled with CRISPr gene editing of animals, fish and plants will go some way to meet this need.
But we will also need to produce artificial meat (cultured meat or meat-like protein from bio sources) and we will need to consume new form of protein from sources such as insects and jellyfish.
With over 30 years of experience, it is easy to see why Ray Hammond is tagged as Europe’s most seasoned, most successful and most widely published futurist.
His decades of research, publication and keynotes have been useful to some of the world’s biggest companies, such as Apple, GE, IBM, MasterCard, HSBC, Barclaycard, McKinsey, Intel, Samsung, SAP, Adobe, Siemens, Dow Chemicals, Intel, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Microsoft, Cisco, Accenture, etc., etc.
As a best-selling author, Ray has written 16 books about the future, the first of which was published in 1982. Most notably, his 1984 work, “The Online Handbook”, was the world’s first book to describe the commercial potential of the internet and to identify the importance of “search”. The book he is currently working on is called “SMART BODIES: How Digital Technology Will Transform Your Health.”
In 2010, former President Mikhail Gorbachev presented me with a United Nations Gold Medal for “services to futurology”.
In Ray Hammond‘s keynote presentation “The Seven Key Drivers of the Future”, Ray identifies and explains the implications of the most important trends likely to shape business and society over the next ten to twenty years.