11/05/2015 04:43 EST | Updated 12/13/2015 01:59 EST

Food Computers May Be The Newest Tool To Fight Global Farming Crises

This tech is going to do farming what Wikipedia did to Britannica: kill it

We are on the cusp of a global food crisis, according to Ryan Duffy.

"The math is simple and staggering: we need to produce at least 50 per cent more food to feed nine billion people by 2050, but are currently capped by resource limitations, environmental contamination, and agricultural decline," the "Now What" host says.

At MIT, Caleb Harper, an engineer turned urban farmer, is working to reverse the tide by revolutionizing agriculture as we know it with what he dubbed the "Food Computer."

Watch the video above to learn more about what his new evolving technology can do for you and farmers around the globe.

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