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Focal Point S1 • E21

Food Computers Are Here and They’re About to Revolutionize Agriculture

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Published on Mar 10, 2019

Want tastier food? Just follow the recipe. Brainchild of Caleb Harper at MIT Media Lab, this food computer is an open-source technology that lets you engineer a climate for custom crops.

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