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How climate change will transform the future of farming

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As climate change worsens and the global population rises, we risk food shortages worldwide. Are organic farming and hydroponics the key to farming’s future?

Unpredictable weather patterns are forcing farmers to adopt new methods to maintain a viable business while making food production as efficient as possible.

A small farm in south Dakota has turned to organic farming and invested in their dirt while others have taken climate out of the equation and invested in hydroponics, growing vegetables in large warehouses.

The Future of Food is part of What Happens Next, a series of deeply reported short documentaries that examine aspects of life poised to transform radically in the next decades. We’ve spent two years traveling the world to find the people who aren’t simply making predictions about the future, but are already living them out.

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