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​Roz Naylor: Changing how — and what — the world eats

The challenge of feeding a growing planet is on the table as food security expert Roz Naylor and host Russ Altman discuss the rapidly changing landscape of agriculture.

Illustration of the world on a plate with a fork and knife

The availability and means of accessing food impacts the evolution of our cultures. | Illustration by Kevin Craft

As the global population approaches 10 billion and the effects of climate change continue to alter familiar agricultural patterns, the world is already witnessing a transformation in how and where it gets its food.

Even diets are changing as people move away from traditional animal proteins, like beef and pork, to fish and vegetable sources.

Stanford’s Roz Naylor, the director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, says those shifts could lead to a world that looks a lot different than today. For instance, Naylor says that aquaculture, better known as fish farming, is now the fastest growing sector of the global food industry. And, thanks to changes in the industry, rapidly growing Africa stands to become a hotspot for agricultural entrepreneurs.

On this episode of “The Future of Everything” radio show, Naylor discusses these and the many other ways in which the business of feeding the world is changing right before our eyes.

You can listen to the Future of Everything on iTunes, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher or via Stanford Engineering Magazine.