Important Innovations Addressing World Needs: Food
Increasing food supplies is one of the world's most pressing needs. The supply-demand equation is so dire it eventually could lead to global food fights. By 2050, world population will increase by 34% to 9 billion. Most of it in the third world. Food production has to increase by 70% to keep pace. Meat production has to double to 470 million tons.
Billionaire Bill Gates' Solution - Go Meatless
There are several important innovations that begin to address the global food shortage. One novel idea comes from Microsoft's Bill Gates. Go meatless. The concept is to produce lab grown meat and meat substitutes that taste the same as the real thing. Gates financially backed a company Beyond Meat that produced the 1st meatless burger, made from peas. There's an added benefit in going meatless. 25% of world emissions come from food production including meat. Going meatless could reduce climate change.