The Future Of Food: Ocado CTO on his 'hive' of robots, plus would you eat lab-grown meat?
In this episode we examine how technology will disrupt the way our food is grown, reared, processed, sold and delivered. With a rapidly growing population, can tech offer us the answer to feed future generations? How close are we to being able to grow meat in the lab that tastes indistinguishable from the real thing? Prof Dr Mark Post from Mosameat gives his predictions for this evolving procedure.
Harry and the team begin with a fascinating insight into how Ocado are using robotics and machine learning to revolutionise the supply chain for our groceries, from the company's CTO Paul Clarke.
We also hear from Will Wells, CEO of Hummingbird Technologies, about the new ways drones are being used to monitor crop health from the skies.
Context in this episode is provided by Charles Godfray from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.
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