Future of Food
Digital Biology • GGC-Food
Lauri Reuter is an expert in the future of food, and the guy to ask if you’ve ever wondered what we are going to eat in the future, and how all that food is going to be produced.
He works as a Senior Specialist of Disruptive Technologies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
He has a PhD in Biotechnology and is an alumnus of the Singularity University Global Solutions Program (2017). This year, he was listed as one of the 35 under 35 shapers of the future in Finland.
He is a specialist in cell biology, genetic engineering, and protein production, and is passionate about securing food production in the future. On this planet and the next one.
In his talks, Lauri questions some of the most ingrained assumptions on food and visions a post-agricultural green world.
The food system is broken. It produces more greenhouse emissions than all traffic combined and it is a major driver of the 6th mass extinction. Poor diets are behind every second premature deaths in US and Europe while there are still people starving. Now climate change and a growing demand for food are making things even worse. We are literally eating away the planet. Fortunately, the food system might be facing green disruptions in the coming years. Imagine a post-agricultural world where biotechnology, synthetic biology, new sensors, and digitalization enable healthy people to continue living on a healthy green planet. There is a chance for a very bright future, but it requires rethinking some of the most fundamental and intimate assumptions of our lives.