You realise that Santa is a scientist right? How else could he pull off Christmas!?
Not to mention be prepared for the challenge of a growing world population that will hit 9 billion in 2050.
We gave freelance broadcaster Don Hill the task of figuring out how the jolly old guy puts extraordinary science to work as he does his part to make Christmas happen every year.
Here is what he came up with
In this podcast you heard from Leonard Foster at UBC, Leigh Rosengren a researcher and rancher in Saskatchewan, Tim McAllister with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Alex Ensminger from the University of Toronto, Janice Cooke at U of A, Ray Atkinson with the AFBI in Ireland.