The New Foods and How to Make them Faster, Better, Cheaper

January 11, 2017
Hosted by Jim Lane

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9 billion people by 2050, that’s the population that the UN is telling us that we are going to have. That’s a lot of mouths to feed with the same land base - and with more urbanization, who knows how much land we’ll have to use. One new company coming up fast in Crop Enhancement, tirelessly working to increase crop yields and in a sustainable way. We'll be joined by CEO Kevin Chen and Chief Technology Officer David Soane. Later in the program we'll look at growing fuels, nutraceuticals and protein in the water, via algae. Will Thurmond, author of Algae 2020, joins us as we look at the technologies that are changing the way we make everything from vitamins to omega-3 fatty acids, and the protein we feed to farm animals.


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TerraTech highlights new and sustainable products, companies and cutting-edge advances in the lab that are changing the way people dress, eat, drink, drive, build, package, protect, monitor, maintain and get well. Each week, TerraTech features segments on game-changing innovators and innovations, companies forming to bring new sustainable products to the market and new sustainable products appearing at the grocery store, pharmacy, home store, fuel pump, clothing store and online, as well as through business-to-business buying.

Jim Lane

Jim Lane is the world’s most widely-read writer and broadcaster on the advanced bioeconomy, with more than 2 million readers, followers and viewers. He is news anchor of The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily, and news anchor of BioChannel.TV. He has authored more than 8,000 articles, documentaries, and news segments profiling more than 1,000 companies that have new and sustainable products.

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