Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Modern farming is harming the planet. Tech-driven permaculture could heal it

Madoka Hirabayashi from Tokyo holds a basket filled with freshly-harvested organic vegetables during a permaculture workshop in Hokuto, 150 km (93 miles) west of Tokyo October 23, 2010. Food Forest Club, a workshop organised by non-profit organisation Social Concierge, is aimed at promoting a recycling-based lifestyle and preserving biodiversity through experiencing the organic ways of living. Negotiators from over 190 countries are gathered in Nagoya, Japan, for a United Nations meeting to discuss ways to fight rising extinctions of plants and animals from pollution, climate change and habitat loss.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT POLITICS SOCIETY) - GM1E6AO03TC01

Permaculture has a positive impact on the environment Image: REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Viktor Weber
Founder & Director, Future Real Estate Institute
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