The Economist: All Audio


Feb 19, 2020 By 2050 the global population is projected to reach 9.7 billion. At the same time, climate change is putting increasing pressure on agricultural land. At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle, Alok Jha, The Economist’s science correspondent, speaks to world-leading nutritionists, genetic engineers and computer scientists to find out how the planet can sustainably feed future generations. How could genetic engineering make key crops more productive, resilient and nutritious? And could harvesting more data help farmers get more from their fields? For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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