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Visit us on the web for more video stories, and information: Cooking Up a Story ( Fred Kirschenmann steadfastly warns us, conventional agriculture, and its heavy dependence upon fossil fuels, and irrigated water, simply will not continue to offer a viable means for feeding the world. We have been drawing upon natures reserves of stored energy (hydrocarbons) and water resources at unsustainable rates, and those finite resources are diminishing rapidly; technology alone, will not provide substitute solutions. The argument that conventional agriculture (modern industrial farming) is necessary in order to meet the needs of a growing global population, simply ignores the realities of the elephants in the room. Sustainability, with an emphasis upon the concept of resiliency, and a renewed respect for maintaining the fertility (quality) of the soil, is to Kirschenmann now, the foundation of a new food system toward creating a food revolution. Check out our new series: Food Farmer Earth – a journey of wide discovery about our food Cooking Up a Story – Bringing the people behind our food to life Subscribe to receive the latest videos: Follow us: Google+ twitter Facebook Pinterest Website RSS Feed Video Rating: / 5 The Council presents a panel of agricultural experts talking about which technologies can be most effectively leveraged to make food chains more resilient, efficient, and sustainable. Sponsored by A.T. Kearney. Panelists: Randall Barker, Managing Director, Business Development, FarmLink; Aaron Mandell, Co-Founder and Chairman, WaterFX and HydroRevolution; Virginia Ursin, Biotechnology Prospecting Lead, Monsanto Company; Moderator: Dave Donnan, Partner, Global Food & Beverage Practice Leader, A.T. Kearney Related PostsFred Kirschenmann: The Future of Agriculture— Part 2THESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)The Future of Transportation in NJ (2005)The Future of Agricultural TechnologyHigh Tech Agriculture – […]

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  • John McTree 1 year ago

    kirschenman -thats one hell of german name :DD
    cool that his family kept their german and dont renamed to smith and all the other ones 😀

  • charkee1 1 year ago

    The energy Elephant, talk about thinking in the box. 4th generation nuclear energy is safe, efficient and clean. Fusion is feasable and fuel is virtually limitless. India, China and even South Africa are ahead of us in nuclear technology.
    The silly whining about water shortages, still thinking in the box. NAWAPA, let bring milliions of acre feet down from Alaska and Canada. Put millions back to work with this modern TVA. Thinking in the box is not "sustainable".

  • charkee1 1 year ago

    @impalapez If there is overproduction then why is there hunger in the USA? Why is malnutrition the #1 cause of death of children in Latin America? Africa? Asia? The world? The Food Cartel is lying to the farmers, lying about overproduction to loot the American family farm. No ag magazine or university has the guts to take them on, they all pretend the Food Cartel does not exist, while our farmers are getting screwed.

  • tasha122277 1 year ago

    Somebody told me how frightening it was how much topsoil we lose every year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.

  • Brian-Todd Streeper 1 year ago

    OVERproduction, and waste of food supply is the reason…along w/ dependence on oil for everything…fertiliser, fuel, etc…
    Nature is incredibly abundant…

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  • Cooking Up a Story 1 year ago


    I agree with you. It's similar to the 30 years we wasted after the energy crisis in 1973, and after Carter tried to warn the American people about our over-dependence on oil (fossil fuels). Of course, he failed to win re-election, and Ronald Reagan helped propel us forward (proudly) as a nation unconcerned with our energy future.

  • theproducegarden 1 year ago

    great upload, thanks!

  • WhiteTiger333 1 year ago

    Excellent lecture. I look forward to the remainder of it. I took ecology and ag courses at the U. of Illinois in the early '70s. This was already being discussed. The alarm was already out. It's so interesting, if not a tad disgusting, to see the worse case scenarios starting to fit into place. I guess that's how we humans learn…the hard way.

    I like his pointing out that "organic" is not necessarily the same as sustainable.

  • architorture04 1 year ago

    Well one could argue that everything was fine until roughly the 1900's because of the Industrial Revolution, which is a different discussion 😉

    The Earth is not necessarily overpopulated, we have just been relying on the wrong resources to expand our population. It has been argued that the consumption of stored resources led to our exponential growth, however our growth does not have to completely stop to be sustainable.

  • CMLovejoy 1 year ago

    No not really.

    I used time frames vs population to say that.

    During the 1900's the population was about 3 billion and that seemed fine.

    I'm not sure on my facts, that's really based on opinion.

  • architorture04 1 year ago

    Can you provide evidence of how Earth can only support 3 billion humans?

  • CMLovejoy 1 year ago

    I think the real reason for all this is because the world is over populated.

    We have 6.7 billion people on a planet that can only sustain about 3 billion people.