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Spotlight

The Future of Food

As well as being essential to life, food is a bedrock of culture, a determinant of health, a yardstick for equality, and a focus of hot debate. Its future, and ours, will be shaped by climate change, transformative technology, and human will.

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A complex problem in need of a complex solution. It’s going to be tough, says UBC prof.

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A UBC prof tackles the challenge of adequate nutrition for astronauts.

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Two food security experts explore how the first Mars colonists might feed themselves.

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Diet and health are closely linked, but how does nutrition affect specific diseases?

An illustration of a woman watering a garden

The struggle for agricultural reform and food sovereignty.

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Innovative methods for preserving food are preventing spoilage and waste without sacrificing...

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WWII food policy offers lessons for today.

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One pressing question, multiple expert perspectives.