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Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Take Your Job (Probably)

by futurist Kit Worzel Artificial intelligence and robots are making incredible progress. Recently, Boston Dynamics released footage of one of their latest robots that can do backflips, and land them handily. It’s been over a decade since a human beat … Continue reading

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Why Traditional Farming Is Here to Stay

by Kit Worzel, futurist Last year, I wrote a blog about the future of food, and how we would need to use a number of alternative methods to farming in order to feed everyone. I didn’t manage to fit the … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Plate: Feeding the Future

by futurist Kit Worzel The United Nations report on world population estimates a total of 9.6 billion people on the planet by 2050. That’s an increase of more than 2 billion in the next thirty-five years. There have been discussions … Continue reading

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Water Is Not the New Oil: The Future of Water, Part I

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water is not the new oil; it’s much more important than that. There are substitutes for oil, but there are no substitutes for water, and we are running dry. As that happens (and it … Continue reading

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GMOs vs True Believers: Greed versus Ignorance

by Kit Worzel With this post, I’m introducing my new associate, Kit Worzel. Kit has been doing research for me off and on since 2005, and has now come on board full-time as a futurist. He did his undergraduate work … Continue reading

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The Future of Food: Farming It, Processing It, Packaging It, Selling It, Eating It

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Food is that stuff that comes wrapped in plastic from the store, right? Obviously not, but it’s easy to forget that in the blur of daily routine. In fact, food is immensely complex – and the … Continue reading

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Freshwater Crisis, Farming Opportunity

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The following article was part of a presentation made to the California Farm Bureau Federation in December of 2011. The looming shortage of freshwater is not unique to farmers here – it’s rapidly going global. … Continue reading

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The Future of Food: Not Just for Body Fuel and Fun Anymore

What follows is a summary of a presentation I gave to a symposium on the future of food. In attendance were farm producers, food processors, food retailers, and research scientists. I believe that the development of nutrigenomics will prove to … Continue reading

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