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Over £300m was spent by UK consumers on CBD – Cannabidiol – in 2019. This opportunity, expected to grow to £1bn in 2024, is just one of the many uses for industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa. The potential of this versatile crop is to be discussed at the Agri-TechE ‘Farmer to Pharma’ conference in partnership with Hanway Associates.
Prosperity and Nature are interdependent, says a major new Treasury Report ‘The Economics of Biodiversity’; the implications this creates for valuing natural capital and the opportunities for agri-tech are reviewed in our blog. And this theme continues as we have a strong focus on economics this month.
As we emerge into 2021, all eyes are looking forward and nurturing hopes, plans and ambitions that life will be better – healthier, happier, safer and more sustainable. So how do we make the future we want a reality, by design – and avoid ending up with the future we don’t want, by accident?