Advancements in biotechnology, robotics and energy systems are ushering in a new paradigm in agriculture. Unlock the power of science and engineering to redefine product quality, create new markets and lead the evolution of novel business models.
Trading greater use of engineered factors of production and synthetic raw materials (inputs) for radically enhanced natural resource use efficiency and a lower marginal cost of production. Engineered and industrial agricultural production systems offer a 20-100x higher resource use efficiency.
Positive feedback mechanisms caused by excess atmosphere carbon have kicked in, driving the urgency to add protection from the environment to protection of the environment. Recent studies suggesting that global productivity has been reduced by up to one-fifth due to climate change, with significant implications for the price and quality of food.
Consumer demands, technological progress and climate change risks are converging on the need to fundamentally reconsider the key determinants of value. Plant Dynamics reframes climate change as an opportunity to build option value, and technology as opportunity to integrate and control in a rapidly evolving and volatile world.