Are you a closet Flexitarian?

Date posted: April 9, 2019

Yesterday’s’ co-ordinated vegan rights protest, blocking off Melbourne streets and causing chaos at various farms and abattoirs around Australia, may well become a defining moment in our future food landscape.

Over a decade ago, when I first worked with Farmers and Horticulture groups, I suggested there was the beginning of a consumer-led desire to reconnect to the land and its produce and an increasing questioning of where our foods were grown and how.

We spo

Start Fast and Slowly Go Faster

Date posted: January 11, 2019

Start Fast and Slowly Go Faster

Recently I took a group of 22 business women and men on a 7 day escorted innovation safari / trade mission deep into the heart of Israel's Silicon Valley to discover, explore and find bleeding edge technologies and the people inventing them.

We explored the areas of AI, IoT, Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Blockchain, Mobility, Cybersecurity, FinTech and more and found technology that untangles traffic in real time, truly portable blood testing devices, the potential for invitro fe

Day 2 – A Futurist’s Journey through Silicon Valley Israel Safari / Trade Mission

Date posted: November 19, 2018


Day 1 – The Diary of A Futurist’s Trade Mission Journey through Silicon Valley Israel

Date posted: November 18, 2018

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Farming 2025 style / ABC Regional Drive Perth

Date posted: August 28, 2017

I have to start off by admitting that when I first began speaking and consulting to the Agriculture / Horticulture / Live Stock industries 15+ years ago about the Future of Horticulture and Farming, they were a very reluctant and skeptical audience who were used to traditional long-held labour intensive methods of farming and thought that even a mobile phone on the farm was ridiculous. I spent many strategy sessions, workshops and keynotes over the ensuing years going on about technology, robotics, analytics, AI, changes in the workforce, self driving equipment and a change in the way city slickers would think about their food, its

What new foods will we be eating in 2030? / ABC Far North

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By 2030 global demand for food will have increased by 35%, to feed an additional 1 billion people and by 2050 we will have to have raised the stakes again by another 50% to feed yet another 1 billion people. This leaves us with a growing (pun intended) conundrum, of having to provide more food, to more people, in more places, with less land, less water and less people to grow it with. The maths just doesn’t add up, but some how we have to find a way to do it. In this weeks segment, ABC Far North's morning host Kier Shorey and I take a look at all things Future of Food and explore how we might grow more with less by looking

What will we be eating in 2035 and beyond? Hong Kong Radio 3 / ABC Far North

Date posted: June 6, 2016

global-demand-for-meat_v7We're expecting 1 billion more humans over the next few decades, alongside a rise in the middle class from the current 2 billion to 4 billion in 2030 and a society that insists on live longer healthier lives. These are all great things, but they are based on the ability for us to feed, house, clothe, educate and employ this growing band of people and in this weeks radio segments I explore the future of food to explore whether we will have enough food for everyone, if we do whether the food of 2035 bares any semblance to today's food and how might we be creating these foods. Today's' reality, according to the UN, i

What you already need to know about 2016 / ABC Local Nightlife

Date posted: December 28, 2015

Nightlife_28_Dec_15_2016_trends This time of year is always a great time to take stock of what we have achieved in 2015 and what we may get up to, have and want in 2016, and tonight in my regular on air Nightlife radio segment Jennifer Fleming of ABC local and I did just that. 2015 had a lot of firsts, ranging from incredible pictures of Pluto, Tesla's car software upgrades, Jeff Bazos and Elon Musk both successfully landing space crafts back on earth and windows 10 sedate launch are just some of my h

Will we print food in our #FutureKitchens? | ABC Adelaide

Date posted: February 16, 2015

_DSC0563 _DSC0564Bench-tops that turn into convection cooking tops. Weight scales that measure and guide you through the ingredient inclusions. Fridges that talk to your pantry and then let you know what you have and need and order what you don't and 3D printers that print food ready for you to eat, were all part of a Read More...

Where are the jobs in WA’s wheatbelt going to come from?

Date posted: March 5, 2014

wheatSo much negativity about jobs in manufacturing and other industry's at the moment, that those that have been doing it tough for a while are even more confused and despondent about where their future jobs may be, if at all. This stark reality prompted Anthony Tilly of RadioWest 1098 to want to chat about Future Careers and where those on Western Australia's wheat-belt may be able to look  and what to tell their kids. Without downplaying the hardships many sectors are undergoing and will undergo, we are in the throws of an industrial revo