As the global population increases, the agriculture industry will have to increase food production to meet their needs, but climate change and other factors create the need for more forward-thinking strategies. The Onion takes a look at what the future of farming looks like.


Farmers will probably need to download an app or something


Genetic tools allowing farmers to select for size, flavor, and temperament of vegetables

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Slightly more futuristic-looking rakes


Nutrient-depleted soil just going to have to suck it up and keep growing crops


More high-tech solutions, such as substituting unsustainable beef and poultry with robot meat

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Virtual...reality...asparagus...?


Increased productivity on Arctic farms


Supply-chain tracking that enables consumers to know where their food originated and what adventures it had along the way

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Everyone just learns to live with less

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