BBC Follow the Food series uncovers how agriculture is harnessing tech in attempt to secure our future

BBC Follow the Food series uncovers how agriculture is harnessing tech in attempt to secure our future

In a new, compelling series of Follow the Food, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, BBC World News and BBC.com journey across the globe to find out where our food comes from and how farmers and food-producers are working with innovation and technology to find solutions to the profound challenges of population growth and climate change.

Presented by renowned Ethnobotanist James Wong, the series will analyse what farmers, scientists, tech innovators and consumers have learned from the recent shock to the food chain caused by the pandemic and discover how they’re reimagining the global food system to deal with food insecurity and the climate crisis.

From discovering how one dairy giant makes use of AI and 3D imagery to increase livestock yield, to how biofortification can help eradicate hidden hunger through cutting-edge plant breeding, Follow the Food takes audiences on a journey from farm to fork.

James Wong, ethnobotanist and presenter of Follow the Food, said: “Now more than ever we need a rational, evidence-based discussion about the role food and food production plays in avoiding both humanitarian and environmental catastrophes. In this new series of Follow the Food, we explore and explain some of the solutions on the table, unpacking them so that everyone can understand the knock-on effects of what we produce, purchase and consume.”

The multi-platform series includes eight half-hour programmes on BBC World News and eight in-depth articles on BBC Future. Each story brings audiences insights into what we’re eating, where it came from and how it was produced, visiting experts across the world.

Follow the Food will air at 0130 and 1530 GMT on Saturdays and 0930 and 2030 GMT on Sundays on BBC World News for eight weeks from 22nd January 2022. Audiences can also visit www.bbc.com/followthefood for special features, and @BBCFuture for the latest from the series.

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