The digitalization of the food system

Nyeleni Newsletter
2019-09-17 20:00:00

The new edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter is now online! 

Today, more than 820 million people suffer from hunger while obesity also continues to increase across the world. Biodiversity in food and agriculture is being eroded at an alarming rate by the destruction of eco-systems. Climate change is accelerating (...).


Meanwhile a new “silver bullet” is being presented by corporations, governments and international institutions to tackle hunger, malnutrition and climate change: digitalization. (...)


Digital technologies have the potential to be beneficial or harmful depending on the context. Small-scale food producers have their own technologies, innovations and knowledge. However, so do corporations, who seek monopoly controls on technology. Also, digitalization is happening in an era of increasing inequalities, authoritarianism and oppression.(...)


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