“3D Printing for Future Food Security” – Presented by Michael Petch, Black Dog Consulting

The IMF has established a direct link between food insecurity and social unrest, including events such as riots, civil war and revolution. This presentation will look at how 3D printing can be used to address the four pillars of food security: Availability, Access, Utilization and Stability. Long-term macro trends suggest even greater demands will be placed upon already precarious regional food resources and therefore enhancing resilience must be considered a priority task. 3D printing solutions and opportunities will be proposed and assessed.

About Michael Petch

After receiving his degree in Finance and Economics from the University of the West of England Michael Petch spent the following decade working in London’s square mile as a business consultant and analyst. He is also the author of two books on 3D printing that examine the intersections of technology, industry and economics.

About Black Dog Consulting

Black Dog Consulting was founded in 2010 to provide consulting services for companies operating in new technology markets. Clients include those working with blockchain protocol, sustainable agriculture, 3D printing and other emerging technologies.


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