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

Date posted: August 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia’s Food and Wine Trends for 2016 / Australia.com & 6PR

Date posted: September 28, 2015

australia_dot_com_food_and_wine_2016 I am honored to have my 2016 food and wine trends featured in Australia.com and for it to form the basis of an international campaign promoting Australia's great food and wine, so have a read at some of the mouth watering foods and wine we can look forward to in the next 12 months, and of course all made with wonderful Australian produce:


How fast will fast food become? | ABC Overnights

Date posted: May 1, 2015

fast-foodRemember the local fish and chip store, Chinese restaurant, pie and sauce and chicko roll? Well, they like many other cultural norms, made way for their successor the mostly American hamburger and pizza format stores which 40 years ago heralded in a new way to eat-out and a new cuisine. These store have done well and are still market giants and IBIS tells us that as of April 2015 McDonald's held 16.5% of the fast food marketplace and sold $2.35 billion last year. KFC and Pizza Hit, owned by Yum! Restaurants, held 10.1% and turned over $1.43 billion last year and Subway accounts for

#Work2050 | 4BC

Date posted: February 25, 2015

szenario-03-668We will increase our global population from 7 billion today to 9 billion in 2050, Australia will move from 23.7 today to 40 million in 2050 and Brisbane from 2.2 million today to 4.2 million in 2050, there are huge implications in these population increases and one of them is the notion of work. In a world that seems to be shedding jobs, where technology is evolving the way we work away from routine jobs to more specialised tasks and with industries literally disappearing before our eyes, how will we employ today's people let alone tomorrow's workforce. Work of