Daily Archives: June 17, 2021

How will China feed 1.4 billion people? China’s next big boom: AgriTech and FoodTech

Pascal Coppens

Published on Jun 14, 2021

#China #AgriTech #FoodTech This video talks about the enormous historical, social and geographical problems for China to feed 1.4 billion people. To solve their challenges, China is investing in AgriTech and FoodTech. Due to a changing Chinese consumer mentality on healthy and safe food, a commercial market opportunity for e-commerce platforms and a high-priority of Beijing’s policymakers, AgriTech and FoodTech could become the biggest growth market this decade. Foreign companies in this sector and investors globally should learn about China’s obsession with agricultural industry to not miss the market window.

00:00 AgriTech introduction 00:37 Yuan Longping, father of hybrid rice 01:29 Food is like heaven for Chinese 02:07 China is agricultural country 03:27 China only has 7% of arable land 04:20 China is largest meat producer in the world 05:28 Grains to feed the country 08:31 China’s agricultural challenges 13:38 China’s new food models and priorities 16:03 Technology in agriculture 18:56 Agritech and foodtech 2.0 23:31 10 year window for investors in Agritech in China

Interesting link: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021…

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KEYWORDS Pascal Coppens, China, innovation, trends, keynote, speaker, public speaker, agriculture, agritech, foodtech, pinduoduo, maicai, alibaba, plant-based meat, organic, fertilisers, yuan longping, father of hybrid rice, genetic manipulation, vertical farming, precision agriculture, blockchain,


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Localnost, Lucia Grejtakova, World Localization Day 2021

Local Futures

Published on Jun 17, 2021

Lucia Grejtakova, co-founder of the Slovak/Czech NGO Localnost.org , reflects on what it means to go local. Localnost.org, an initiative started by a group of friends, shares the concept of localization, document local projects and initiatives, and explore how to create a more regenerative, human-friendly and nature-friendly world. “Lokalnost.org” was launched in conjunction with World Localization Day 2021. https://lokalnost.org Lucia Grejtáková https://luciagrejtakova.sk/en/

Queen hosts reception for world leaders

Sky News Australia

Published on Jun 11, 2021

The Queen has welcomed world leaders by hosting an evening reception at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

She was joined by senior members of the royal family in the first face-to-face diplomatic engagement since the start of the pandemic.

Queen and senior royals meet G7 leaders at Eden Project engagement | ITV News

ITV News

Published on Jun 11, 2021

The Queen and senior members of the royal family have gathered at the Eden Project where they are hosting a joint dinner for the leaders of the G7.

The monarch was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcomed the leaders of the group of seven advanced nations.

William and Kate are taking part in their first G7 events – another milestone in their progression as senior royals.

Ex-president Gbagbo returns to Ivory Coast 10 years after arrest

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jun 17, 2021

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo returns home to Abidjan on Thursday, a decade after he was ousted from power and sent to The Hague to face war crimes charges of which he was later acquitted. FRANCE 24 International Affairs Editor, Armen Georgian, gives us his analysis.

Gravitas: G7 nations join forces to counter China’s BRI


G7 nations have joined forces to counter China’s Belt & Road initiative. They’ve launched B3W ‘Build Back Better World’ initiative led by the US govt. What does it offer & who will foot the bill? Palki Sharma explains.

The Indoctrination Of Our Kids Needs To Stop Yesterday!


Indoctrination happens through many channels—entertainment, speeches, and censorship––but its main instrument is the school system. Teachers have a captive audience of malleable young minds for several years. They may not have figured out how to make students smart and productive, but they can at least make them submissive and obedient. Judging by results and from most people’s experience, indoctrination is not only a problem with rogue regimes, but also a distinctly American problem. However, here it is difficult to determine the extent of indoctrination, how it works, or even if it does work.

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Eric Cline – The Collapse of Cities and Civilizations at the End of the Late Bronze Age


For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC until just after 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex international world in which Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Minoans, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Cypriots, Trojans, and Canaanites all interacted. They created a cosmopolitan world-system, with flourishing cities such as Mycenae, Hazor, Troy, Ugarit, Hattusa, Babylon, and Thebes, such as has only rarely been seen before the current day. It may have been this very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age. When the end came just after 1200 BC, as it did after centuries of cultural and technological evolution, the civilized and international world of the Mediterranean regions came to a dramatic halt in a vast area stretching from Greece and Italy in the west to Egypt, Canaan, and Mesopotamia in the east. Cities and towns, large empires and small kingdoms, that had taken centuries to evolve, all collapsed rapidly. With their end came the world’s first recorded Dark Ages. It was not until centuries later that a new cultural renaissance emerged in Greece and the other affected areas, setting the stage for the evolution of Western society as we know it today.

Dr. Eric H. Cline is Professor of Classics and Anthropology, former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and current Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University, in Washington DC. A Fulbright scholar, National Geographic Explorer, and NEH Public Scholar, Dr. Cline holds degrees in Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, and Ancient History, from Dartmouth, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania. An active field archaeologist who is the former co-director at Megiddo (biblical Armageddon) and the current co-director at Tel Kabri, he has more than 30 seasons of excavation and survey experience in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete, and the United States. Dr. Cline has written (authored, co-authored, or edited) a total of sixteen books, which have been published by prestigious presses including Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Michigan, and National Geographic.

He is a three-time winner of the Biblical Archaeology Society’s “Best Popular Book on Archaeology” award (2001, 2009, and 2011). He also received the 2014 “Best Popular Book” award from the American Schools of Oriental Research for his book 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, which is an international best-seller and was also considered for a 2015 Pulitzer Prize. In addition, he has also authored or co-authored nearly 100 academic articles, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals, festschriften, and conference volumes. At GW, Dr. Cline has won both the Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence and the Trachtenberg Prize for Faculty Scholarship, the two highest honors at the University; he is the first faculty member to have won both awards. He has also won the Archaeological Institute of America’s “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching” Award and been nominated three times for the CASE US Professor of the Year. He has also appeared in more than twenty television programs and documentaries, ranging from ABC (including Nightline and Good Morning America) to the BBC and the National Geographic, History, and Discovery Channels. For more information, please visit: http://pier.macmillan.yale.edu/summer…

Ian Morris | Why the West Rules — For Now

The Oriental Institute

Published on Oct 15, 2013
Ian Morris, Professor of History at Stanford University, lecture Why the West Rules — For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future at the Oriental Institute on October 2.

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