IFNH Lunchtime seminar - Cutting through the 'glittering imaginary' of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies 'game-changing', and if so, for whom?

IFNH Lunchtime seminar – Cutting through the ‘glittering imaginary’ of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies ‘game-changing’, and if so, for whom?

We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing vertical farming, AI and robotics, alternative proteins, and gene editing, promising to improve the sustainability of food production.

The next seminar “Cutting through the ‘glittering imaginary’ of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies ‘game-changing’, and if so, for whom?

, presented by Dr David Christian Rose, Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension, University of Reading will take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 21st May at 13.00 – 14.00.

Abstract:

Many people argue that we have entered a so-called fourth agricultural revolution (agriculture 4.0) with a number of ‘game-changing’ technologies, such as vertical farming, AI and robotics, alternative proteins, and gene editing, promising to improve the sustainability of food production. This talk showcases some of the work of the new ‘Change in Agriculture’ group in APD, specifically focusing on the ethics of new agricultural technologies. It will weigh up the pros and cons of new technologies and asks whether they are truly game-changing, and if so, for whom?

Image credit: Innovative Farmers. Dominic Amos, Organic Research Centre and Alex Stephens, Riverford, working on the Hot Water Seed Treatment field lab. All rights reserved.

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