Using AI in agriculture could boost global food security – but we need to anticipate the risks

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As the global population has expanded over time, agricultural modernisation has been humanity’s prevailing approach to staving off famine. A variety of mechanical and chemical innovations delivered during the 1950s and 1960s represented the third agricultural revolution. The adoption of pesticides, fertilisers and high-yield crop breeds, among other...

KFC to test 3D bioprinted lab-grown chicken nuggets

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Fried Chicken giant KFC announced this week it will be testing chicken nuggets made with 3D bioprinting technology this year. The fast-food chain will be trialling the cutting edge chicken nugget tech in Russia this autumn after partnering with 3D Bioprinting Solutions. The idea is that the bio-printed...

Tokyo office brings new meaning to ‘healthy office environment’ – grows own food in vertical farm

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The Tokyo headquarters of human resources company Pasona Group has used their office space to grow 200 different species of fruits, veg and rice. The crop is harvested by and fed to its employees. Japan has always been a good candidate to invest in vertical farming. The...