Agriculture & Food:
extra reading materials
Together with DST speakers we assembled some interesting extra materials. Read, watch and come to the lectures to discuss and dig into the details!
In Dutch universities you come to the lecture prepared. Some time in advance you receive a list with the articles and books you have to read. That allows to use the lecture time more efficiently.
We need to feed the whole world
Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods.

Miniseries Fresco's Paradise
It is almost a detective story that traces the journey of food from our fridges back to the fields it was grown on. Louise Fresco has observed the agriculture practices in various parts of the worlds and that helped her to come up with the food strategy for the future. Each episode takes a look into the unusual world where very common foods such as apples, ham, or rice, are produced.
Tiny country that feeds the world
Almost two decades ago, the Dutch made a national commitment to sustainable agriculture under the rallying cry "Twice as much food using half as many resources." Since 2000, Dutch farmers have reduced dependence on water for key crops by as much as 90 percent. Check out how a tiny country has become the world second big food exporter.

Book Hamburgers in Paradise
For the first time in human history, there is food in abundance throughout the world. More people than ever before are now freed of the struggle for daily survival, yet few of us are aware of how food lands on our plates. Behind every meal you eat, there is a story. Hamburgers in Paradise explains how.

10 trends in food sustainability
3D printed pasta, farmers using drones and cook books collected by AI might sound weird but they already exist and will son become a usual thin in our everyday lives. Of course, only if humanity stops with destroying itself and get on with the sustainable development. Read more on how the concept of sustainability will change the way we produce and consume food.