12 things that’ll seem ludicrous in our lifetime / news.com.au, daily telegraph, courier mail, sunshine coast daily, Hong Kong Radio 3, ABC Far North

Date posted: October 30, 2017

We so often look forward to what we might have in the future, that its fun to stop for a minute and think about what we won't have in the future, and this week News.com.au's Gary Nunn reached out to ask exactly that... WITHIN our own lifetime, people will scoff at the thought of sitting on a flight for 22+ hours across the world. It’s one of many things that’ll rapidly seem unfeasible to the upcoming generation. Elon Musk recently revealed plans for a next-generation spacecraft that could fly to “most pla
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Sharing economy: Why we will barely own anything in the future / news.com.au, ABC Far North

Date posted: September 25, 2017

reprinted from Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, NT Times, New Zealand Herald,  Adelaide Now, Balonne Beacon, Queensland Times, a list of Australia's beet sharing sites are at the bottom of this story. IN 2030, if we need a ball gown, a grandparent to babysit our kids or a screwdriver to repair damage at home, we’ll simply go online, pay a small fee and borrow one. Most of us won’t own cars, holiday homes or work at the same office everyday. Our houses won’t be filled with stuff we rarely use. Many of our daily functions will be outsourced for a small fee, with all these interactions controlled through our smar
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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
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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
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The Future of Food – Tony Delroy’s ABC Nightlife

Date posted: August 24, 2016

nightlife_future_of_food_24_Aug_16_001By 2030 global demand for food will increase by 35%, as we feed an additional 1 billion recently born people and continue to feed many billions of existing people, many of whomt will thankfully have increased ready access to proteins and food. This leaves us with a growing (pun intended) conundrum of having to provide more food varieties, to more people in more places, with less land to grow or raise it on, less water to irrigate it with and less people to tend and nurture it. The maths just doesn't add up. In our regular catch up Tony Delroy of ABC radio's nightlife and I take on this dile
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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
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Resell the food you’re not going to eat & Dr. App / ABC Far North & Austereo West

Date posted: March 14, 2016

wefood-food-waste-surplus Our supermarkets and wholesalers throw out food that is still edible, as use by dates reach their expiry and fruit becomes blemished, but in Sweden WeFood has opened a new supermarket that collects these foods and sells them at a 30-50% discount. Volunteers collect produce from traditional supermarkets, importers, butchers, bakers and growers and sell them to both low-income shoppers and to anyone who is concerned about food waste. A great solution to a food shortage problem that is rarely about food availability, but rather about a lack
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Most popular recipes and odd cravings – what we loved in 2015 / The Mercury Tasmania

Date posted: December 31, 2015

nutellawritten by Jan Davis and reprinted from The Mercury ANOTHER year has come and almost gone. By now, most of us should be over the traditional Christmas food-induced coma and may have made it off the lounge, ready for New Year’s Eve celebrations. While we’re still focused on food, however, it’s a good time to have a look at what was popular on our dinner tables in 2015. The surprise of the year would have to be the appearance of Nutella on trendy tables around the country. Wh
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Living High / Chapel Street Precinct

Date posted: November 27, 2015

chapel_street_2reprinted from a feature article written by Sarah Wilcox for Chapel Street Precinct   Urban sprawl is so five minutes ago. The Australian dream of a house on a quarter acre block is dead. Skyscrapers are moving to the suburbs. This progress is a double-edged sword that leaves us wondering: how might our future selves live?

Back to the Future

To figure out where Melburnians might be headed, it helps to look at from where we have come. It’s the job of futurist Morris Miselowski to predict (with research and evidence rather than some kin
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Food and Wine Trends for 2016 / Travel Weekly

Date posted: September 29, 2015

tourism_articleOn the back of an Australia.com article, Travel Weekly also featured my 2016 food and wine trends and came up with this:

From naked wines to savoury desserts, we unravel the food and wine trends that will grace our travel landscape in 2016.

Aussies love food. They also love booze. Put the two together and you’ve got a recipe for tourism success. And while the current trends hover around fresh produce, pulled meats, cronuts and kale, 2016 is a differ
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