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Aidan Connolly has laid out 10 food and agribusiness trends and technologies to watch in the new decade after attending a conference at Harvard with 200 senior leaders from the sector. These include the fact that climate change is threatening the future of farming, meat alternatives are on the rise and livestock needs better monitoring to help prevent the spread of viruses and disease. Trade wars are on the way and the grocery store model is dying, with constant innovation in this space. China is the world’s main food customer as it is incapable of self-sufficiency. Mr Connolly also reports that gene modification also needs to be reconsidered as it could help to feed the planet sustainably.
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