Masterclass: Unpacking the food production system 

Food and natural resource production is undergoing the most significant change since the industrial revolution. Current changes are driven by a number of influences including food security, dietary health, responsible production and agtech developments, supporting greater efficiencies.

Join Professor Lowe as he explores these forces and their potentially sustainable and technological solutions. These include using increase crop yields and DNA timber tracing to end illegal logging supply, turning food waste into nutraceuticals and cosmetics, and harnessing the bio foundry of plant cells to produce the proteins, pharmaceuticals and materials that will ultimately allow us to live on Mars.

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Not since the industrial revolution have the production of food and natural resources seen the epic changes we're living through today.

Professor Andrew Lowe, Chair of Plant Conservation Biology at The University of Adelaide.

Video: 35 minutes 28 seconds

About the academic presenter

Professor Andrew Lowe, Chair of Plant Conservation Biology at The University of Adelaide

Professor Andrew Lowe solves some of the most pressing global resource, production and landscape sustainability challenges. His focus is the responsible and economically-realistic application of technological innovations. Professor Lowe is an expert in plants and trees, particularly the management of genetic, biological and ecosystem resources. He is passionate about communicating science, particularly on the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures.