#18. Point of sale livestock welfare video: live digital media links will allow consumers to see the farming conditions when selecting meat in the supermarket.
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#6. Landfill Mining: driven by pressure for recovering available landfill space to meet the disposal needs of the future as well as resource shortages, landfills will be opened up for recovery of recyclable materials.
#8. Farming in the new climate: the UK will achieve self-sufficiency in producing navy beans for baked beans and the quality and quantity of British wine will increase greatly.
#12. Farming water: in order to adapt to the changing rain patterns induced by global warming, farmers will design reservoirs and wetlands to collect the winter rainfalls and release the waters back to the environment during the drier summer months, to allow irrigation of crops without significant negative impact on stream and river flows. (see number 16 on micro-hydropower for other ways to take advantage of the heavy winter rains expected.)
#13: Energy crops challenge food for agricultural land: History repeating once 20% of the British countryside was dedicated to energy crops: oats for horses! In the future, biomass production for fuels will have to be balanced against feeding the growing population.
Of course, not all of the predictions are as optimistic as our favorites. To see the whole lot of them, check out the ADAS website here.