Talking Europe

Farming in Europe: Old MacDonald goes high-tech (part 2)

Forget tractors and combine-harvesters: drones, hackers, and gene-editing are increasingly joining the farmer's toolkit in 2018. Our team has travelled around Europe to see how the latest innovations are changing the way the continent produces food for its ever-growing population.


In this second part of the show, we visit the Netherlands and discover how state-of-the-art greenhouses make the Dutch the world’s number two exporter of food, despite a lack of land and sunlight.

And in the UK, we find out how the same lab that cloned Dolly the Sheep is now creating illness-resistant pigs.

Click here to watch part one.

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