Richard Brion is the founder of Revolution Agriculture—a patent-pending solution to the food security challenge—and an ex-US Navy officer focused on making farming more adaptable to a climate change-driven world with less resource 60% less water, faster production, and higher yields. He’s the winner of the USAID & Humanity United Tech Challenge to Prevent Mass Atrocity, has lived in 66 countries and has a wealth of experience in every corner of the business.
In today’s episode we discuss:
- The future of agriculture: both big and small
- How humanity can solve our food shortage going forward
- Politics and realities of eating organic
- How Richard’s deployment in Afghanistan shaped his world outlook
- Why Richard’s worried about GMOs and unintended consequences
- The aquaponics and reinventing the future of food
- Why GMOs have faced such harsh criticism
- What Richard likes about the Swiss system of forced military service
- Why political leaders need more military perspective to govern effectively
- What happened with the Drug War and the law of unintended consequences
- The reason isolationism isn’t a good policy for the US or anyone
- Why AI is more dangerous than we think
- The scary truth about Trump’s rhetoric on Europe and NATO
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