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Can Nanoparticles Help Fight Hunger? | Christy L. Haynes | TED

A game-changing solution to the global food crisis could come from something so tiny you can’t see it with the naked eye. Nanomaterials chemist Christy Haynes describes her team’s work designing nanoparticles that could protect plants from disease and crop loss, helping farmers reap abundant harvests and grow food that will make its way to…

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A game-changing solution to the global food crisis could come from something so tiny you can’t see it with the naked eye. Nanomaterials chemist Christy Haynes describes her team’s work designing nanoparticles that could protect plants from disease and crop loss, helping farmers reap abundant harvests and grow food that will make its way to markets and dinner tables.

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39 Comments

  1. @Rana.D4

    February 27, 2024 at 11:25 am

    No, but food can. If the government and the United Nations would quit sabotaging our food supply, we’d have enough for everyone.

  2. @Rana.D4

    February 27, 2024 at 11:26 am

    These people do not love us humans.

  3. @RickLambert963

    February 27, 2024 at 11:28 am

    Solein® – protein out of thin air. “Air Meat” is made by microbes using a process known as biomass fermentation. Meanwhile: the psychopath billionaire playboy club overlords want to erase carbon footprint and have us eating insects. All hail the New World Order.

  4. @gregbors8364

    February 27, 2024 at 11:30 am

    “Technology will solve all of our problems.”

    – every tech scientist, everywhere, at any point in history

  5. @mane3763

    February 27, 2024 at 11:34 am

    The silicone nanopaericles and core structure has capabilities of scientific relevance in all the factors that deem a real possibility to include all aspects of delution of plant particles and the reaction of solisic acid and it components within the study of thier present environment.

    • @e6gy

      February 27, 2024 at 12:49 pm

      yapology

    • @mane3763

      February 27, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      @e6gy  🤣🤣 Thanks for catching on!!

  6. @kimain6184

    February 27, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Wow 😮

  7. @darrenjames5795

    February 27, 2024 at 11:37 am

    Through the nano particles we breath in though aerosols you said ??? Can you explain???
    Who is this a small in side joke of all the chemtrails we breath in…..

  8. @adamknott7830

    February 27, 2024 at 11:38 am

    We could just solve hunger by distributing it and not putting it behind a pay wall for those in need

  9. @grumbazor

    February 27, 2024 at 11:41 am

    Less people = less hunger. Stop overproduction and stop importing overproduction

  10. @bappoo

    February 27, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Umh, why not just put cilicic acid in water and spray the plants, why the need for nano particles

  11. @betsypower7850

    February 27, 2024 at 11:48 am

    This is dangerous

  12. @ClannCholmain

    February 27, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    Anti vaccine incoming…

  13. @vlastik

    February 27, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    Cause of hunger is obscene inequality. No technology can solve that.

  14. @iuliana1813

    February 27, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    We do not consent. We are against it

    • @starc.

      February 27, 2024 at 7:28 pm

      they steal our consent

  15. @einjix

    February 27, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    For sure they are doing these research for the farmers “families” cause they hungy. Why cant they just fucking say they make these researches for the mass produced market. Yeah like a farmer is gonna use a nanoparticle device to control silica oxigen particles to react with the ever changing enviroment for some potatoes and corn.

  16. @rondoe7781

    February 27, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    We still should not be paying for fruits and vegetables we should be allowed to grow our own in our yard without being taxed by governments.. God gave us vegetables and fruits.. how can a government tax what is given to us by God👀🤦🏿‍♂️

    • @matthewbio8318

      February 28, 2024 at 2:24 am

      🎉

  17. @vinayakmishra8408

    February 27, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    That’s honestly a really exciting idea in itself, really informative and fun to know, also can we use these kinds of nano particles in the Arctic to reduce the rate of their heat absorption and reflect more sunlight?

  18. @briannacooper2628

    February 27, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    This is incredible. What an improvement in yield!

  19. @ChosenPree

    February 27, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    Y’all tried it with this one 😂 comments left no crumbs

  20. @MBmotivation_

    February 27, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    Listening from Peshawar .
    Student of Yasir afridi

  21. @lynnetg

    February 27, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    We are made if infinite ENERGY💝🧬⚛️🌞🌎🌻💚

  22. @SpicyMcG

    February 27, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    No… Greed is the issue… But way to provide a “solution”, some will really eat it up 🙄

  23. @davebone8326

    February 27, 2024 at 7:22 pm

    Soylent green. Solved.

  24. @starc.

    February 27, 2024 at 7:32 pm

    there will always be hunger so long as there isn’t an understanding of how to exist peacefully amongst our species

  25. @samuelzev4076

    February 27, 2024 at 7:57 pm

    I‘m sure the application of nanoparticles have already been implemented in specialized farming like hydroponics

  26. @Salabesk

    February 27, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    These days it seems like every TED talk amounts to someone proposing technocratic ‘cures’ to what is fundamentally a terminally sick system of modern slavery.

    Agricultural productivity has reached such a point that more food can be produced than can be consumed. No one needs to go hungry. However, under this barbaric system, food is a commodity produced for profit to be sold on the market, not to meet human needs. With a regime of low wages and chronic unemployment for a significant layer of the working class, hunger is hardwired into the system.

    Under capitalism, the “free market” dictates who gets enough to eat and who doesn’t. Efforts by the state, charities, and mutual-aid groups to “fill the gaps” are a mere drop in the bucket. Hunger is endemic to the capitalist system and will only be solved under a socialist planned economy.

    If you’re outraged by life under capitalism and want to overthrow it to achieve socialism in our lifetime, then you should join the Revolutionary Communists of America today!

  27. @gt-gu7rb

    February 27, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    With all the food that is wasted currently this is a solution in search of a problem.

  28. @marthajean50

    February 28, 2024 at 12:44 am

    Game changer – great work! 👍

  29. @l_7376

    February 28, 2024 at 1:56 am

    Do nanoparticles have specificity?

  30. @dustman96

    February 28, 2024 at 2:11 am

    Bunch of BS! There is no food problem. There is plenty of food for everyone already. It’s a distribution problem. Profit is valued over the well being of others, it’s that simple.

  31. @mariaantoniettamontella9173

    February 28, 2024 at 4:53 am

    magnifico

  32. @cosmiclettuce

    February 28, 2024 at 6:37 am

    Excellent work, but there’s already more than enough food for everyone. The problem of hunger is not a production problem, but rather a distribution problem.

  33. @christiansoldier1547

    February 28, 2024 at 8:13 am

    More progress on inhibiting aluminum in crop production. Aluminum resistant seed

  34. @marius165

    February 28, 2024 at 8:53 am

    Wow! ❤ Vitamins for plants growing in demineralized soil? Why havent we thought of that before?? Great work, please grow and change the world, plant vitamins tech!

  35. @SamsonFernendez

    February 29, 2024 at 6:25 am

    People can’t accept two completely natural plants being hybridized, and you wann ainject what into them? Im fine with all these. Anythgin to feed the hungry you say? Just STOP FEEDING (BREEDING) ANIMALS!

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