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British Columbia touted as world leader in agricultural technology

British Columbia touted as world leader in agricultural technology

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A forum of leaders in BC agricultural technology outlines how the province could become a world leader in advanced food production, during a Conversations Live project hosted by Stuart McNish on Tuesday night.

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The panel was brought together to examine changes in food production and how technology is critical to meeting future consumption.

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According to a recent UN report, the world will need 50 per cent more food by 2050 while climate change will decrease global yields by 25 per cent in the same time frame — meaning agricultural technology must advance to help meet demand.

The panel was composed of Peter Dhillon, chair of Ocean Spray and member of the BC Food Security Task Force; Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute and professor at the University of Guelph; Karn Manhas, CEO of Terramera, a company that develops plant-based alternatives to synthetic

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