Technology has made food cheap, plentiful, tasty, and novel—but not for everybody, and not always for the good of the planet. How can we put our tools to better use?
In the Salinas Valley, America's "Salad Bowl," startups selling machine learning and remote sensing are finding customers.
Iodized salt is one of history's great public health triumphs, virtually eliminating goiter. Venkatesh Mannar wants to do the same to anemia by adding iron.
A large project is underway to disease-proof pigs using CRISPR to change their DNA. Are people next?
Growing meat in a lab is still way too expensive. But mixing it with plants could help finally get it onto our plates.
Many parents rely on infant formula to feed their newborns. Could cell culture technology produce something closer to human breast milk?
Our wonderful global supply chain is not just failing to prevent hunger—it’s causing it.
China’s rural agriculture doesn’t just feed people—it powers the future, argues one author.