How will the world cope with 10 billion mouths to feed by 2050? How can the same amount of food be produced in the next 40 years as in the last 8,000 years, on less agricultural land? How can malnutrition, which now causes more deaths than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined, be prevented? These are the questions which are starting to trouble policy makers around the world, and technological solutions are being eagerly sought. A number of Israeli companies are tackling the problem of food production from different angles.
Breathometer, a smartphone-based device to measure bloodstream alcohol, and which made US television history when all five investors in the popular show Shark Tank bought in to the company, has announced that it will open a new mobile technology development center in Israel.