Cows Use 2.5 Pounds of Grain Per Pound Not Ten Pounds

A pig or chicken spends its life-consuming feed concentrates while most beef is raised on grass to a weight of 750 pounds prior to entering the feedyard. The average slaughter weight of a steer is 1,300 pounds, so only the last 550 pounds of beef is produced from grain. Thus, beef only uses 2.5 pounds …

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$500 Billion to Bring All World Crop Farming Indoors

China will build 2 Million hectares (20 billion square meters) of controlled environment greenhouses by 2025 and this will produce half of their vegetables and crop needs. Temperature, humidity, lighting would all be under controlled conditions. It would not matter if there were new extreme temperature swings outside or if there was drought. The needed …

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Food and Water Worries Are Not Reasons to Fight Climate Change

There are various doomers who say because of climate change farming and food production will collapse by 2060 but they ignore that greenhouses are built in the desert. UN Food and Agriculture Organization study from 2015, under a high-emission climate scenario, harvest reductions by 2100 of between -20 and -45 percent are expected for maize …

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Brian Wang Interviewed for Future of Food Podcast

I, Brian Wang, was interviewed for the FutureX podcast. I discussed the Future of Food. Topics discussed: Is Hemp the new Soy? Hemp can be an important protein source. However, soy is important for sauces and culinary dishes in Asian cuisine. Beyond meat and cell-based meat. The cell meat and new plant-based burgers taste very …

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Transforming Life and the World by 2100

How different can things get by 2100? Prediction site Metaculus attempts to ponder what a fundamental change to the human condition would be like. Nick Bostrom, philosopher and Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, argues that only two events since the dawn of humanity have fundamentally changed the …

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World Food Supply is Increasing Faster Than Population Growth for a Better World

The world population is growing at about 1.1% each year and world food production is increasing at a faster rate. FAO’s latest forecast for 2019 world cereal production is pegged at an all-time high of 2.7 billion tonnes, up some 0.4 percent from the November figure and now almost 57 million tonnes (2.1 percent) above …

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Robotic Chicken Farming

Startup Faromatics makes ChickenBoy which is the first roof-suspended robot that observes chickens, litter and equipment autonomously 24×7. The robot monitors air quality, health and welfare through a multitude of sensors and cameras, inspects equipment operation and informs farmers, stock persons or vets via mobile alarms. • No-collision, automated chicken surveillance • Programmable paths and …

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Next-biotics is Using Engineered Bacteria to Improve Food Production and Medicine

Startup next-biotics is using synthetic biology to drastically enhance bacteriophage stability and efficacy. Engineered biology allows them to efficiently destroy pathogens, enhance animal nutrition and promote animal health in an antibiotic free way. Their first product will be a feed additive for farmers to enhance animal nutrition and significantly reduce the use of antibiotics. Brian …

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Millions of Tons of Insects for Animal Feed by 2030 for Hyper-efficient Food Sources

Insects are naturally eaten by many animals such as carnivorous fish, poultry and pigs. Insects are 50% to 82% protein and can be added to animal feed – with up to 40% insect content for fish feed and 30% for chicken feed. Fish farming, or aquaculture, is expected to provide 62% of the global fish …

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Plant-based Custom Fertilizer Increases Crop Yields, Lowers Farmers’ Costs, and Makes Food Ten Times Healthier

Soil depletion due to climate change and unsustainable agriculture has reached crisis proportions in many regions of the world, where depleted soil results in falling crop yields, increasing food insecurity, and raises urgent questions about how current agricultural practices will feed 10 billion people by 2050. Micronutrient deficiency, a hallmark of degraded soil, is especially …

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