We're heading for a world population of 10 billion people, and with such a large increase in demand the question arises of what will we all eat, and most importantly, how will we grow it? Dr. Lisa Dyson has rediscovered an idea developed for deep-space travel by NASA in the 1960s which could unlock the key to reinventing how we grow food.
Dyson is developing a new class of crops that will reinvent the current agricultural model. She is developing a model based on Circular Economy principles which could feed the world’s next 10 billion inhabitants. This sustainable model offers a better solution than the present agricultural model. It is a solution to the current deforestation and loss of natural biodiversity caused by the expansion of agriculture and livestock farms.
Dyson is the CEO of Kiverdi, a technology company with a mission to develop innovations that go beyond traditional agriculture in order to help us feed and power a growing world. Kiverdi's bio-process uses natural microbes to convert CO2 into proteins and oils which are the same as those we use today for sustenance and to power industry.
Dyson holds a PhD in physics from MIT and has done research in bioengineering, energy and physics at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Princeton University, among others. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, where she received an MSc, and has degrees in physics and mathematics from Brandeis University.
She has broad business experience in developing corporate strategies in a number of industries including the chemical, packaging, energy, automotive, telecommunications and non-profit industries. While at the Boston Consulting Group, Dyson worked with executives at multi-national corporations to help them solve strategic business problems, including cutting operational costs, expanding internationally, franchising, developing governance structures, designing effective organisations and developing market entry strategies.