Series: Exploring the edible planet 2

8 videos

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Series Description

"How to feed a hungry world? Imagine in 35 years, we have 2.5 billion more mouths - an extra China and India combined - to take care of. What makes the task more challenging is our world already has one billion chronically hungry people, less arable land to develop, unpredictable climate change disrupting farm production, overfishing and growing water shortages in the mix. Luckily, researchers, scientists and bright minds in search of sustainable food sources are convinced that we only need to adjust our taste buds to get stomach full. The food plates in three decades might not look like the same as we have today, however, they are promised to be as tasty, nutritional and healthy as always, if not more. Kannie Chung, a native Hong Kong foodie, sets out on a food adventure, spots on a street in Cuba, Holland, North America, Demark, Vietnam, China & Hong Kong to meet radical thinkers and producers of food, who have been experimenting to convert plastic into food, visiting seed bank to preserve old crop plant varieties, exploring how a synthetic meat, the world's costliest burger made it on to the plate, etc. Let’s follow Kannie’s footprints, finding an innovative ideas, turning today’s inedible into tomorrow’s delicacy."--RTHK website.

Series Videos


1. Exploring the edible planet

  • 2019-02-05
"In the last century, the world saw the success of the Green Revolution. With the mechanization in agriculture, and the widespread use of fertilizer and pesticides, crop yield has multiplied in a few ...

2. Meat 2.0

  • 2019-02-12
"Traditional animal husbandry occupies 30% of the earth’s surface, consumes 25% of the fresh water and emits more greenhouse gases than land, sea and air transportation combined. A dozen years ago, Fo...

3. Farmers of the future

  • 2019-02-19
  • 1 view
"Located in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba was used to be the backyard of the US, however, right after the revolution overthrowing the governing sovereignty in 1959 and the establishment of a socialist repub...

4. Dumpster divers

  • 2019-02-26
  • 1 view
"Denmark, a small Nordic country, is consistently in the top ten happiest countries in the world, according to the World Happiness Report by the United Nations. In recent years, Danish people tackle t...

5. Future food

  • 2019-03-05
  • 1 view
"In 2012, Katharina Unger, then a student of industrial design in Austria, came to Hong Kong for a short-term internship. By the meantime, she sought inspiration for her graduate project, entitled “Fu...

6. Seed of hope

  • 2019-03-12
  • 1 view
"In the turn of the 21st Century, natural disasters around the world hard hit producing countries, leading to crop failure. Food prices skyrocketed and food security was threatened. Warren H. J. Kuo, ...

7. [Saving rice]

  • 2019-03-19
  • 1 view
"Vietnam has been severely influenced by climate change and its "rice bowl", rice cultivation in Mekong delta region is being threatened. Rice-shrimp farming system has been popular in Mekong delta re...

8. The blessings of nature

  • 2019-03-26
  • 1 view
"Reported by the United Nations Environment Programme, the need to feed a growing number of people globally has led to more land being converted to cropland. If the current trends of unsustainable lan...