How Technology Will Define The Future of Food

What Are The Issues With Current Global Food System?

By 2050, we will need 30% more food and 40% more water compared to what we have today, and global food system is already failing.

Traditional agriculture takes a lot of water and in developing countries it is worse than that; there are no efficiencies in place. Flood, heat waves and local political issues add up more issues.

There are not many options to look forward to, and only some of the recent technological innovations are looking promising to end the future world hunger

How Technology Will Solve World Food Problem?

Considering the fact that agricultural and food industry involve a wide range of companies from big machines to medicines to packaging; that need various resources. Two new technologies have entered into this value chain:

  • AgTech: Agricultural Technology
  • FoodTech: Food Technology

Investments in agriculture technology startups surged to a record $4.6 billion in 2015 despite a steep drop in U.S. farm income and slumping profit.

Food Tech could have started with NASA when they took culinary art to new heights in orbit out of this earth.

Vertical Farming

This will allow growing crops in the urban environment; anywhere on the top of the building, in the car park, on walls. Green Sense Farms were able to harvest 26 times a year using 85% less energy than traditional methods.

How Technology Will Change What We Eat?

Lab-Grown Meat:

May not sound appetizing at all, but that may change our world and what we eat in the future?

“It consisted of protein, muscle fibre. But meat is much more than that it is blood, its fat its connective tissue, all of which adds to the taste and texture”
Duch Reasearcher and Inventor of Lab Grown Meant, Mr Verstrate told BBC
Comparing the environmental impact of conventional and laboratory beef production

3D Food Printer:

3D printing has been around for a while and not its there in your kitchen too. Luxury dining or not, but very much environment-friendly. A real combination of art, food and technology. You should track the availability of Foodini, a 3D food printer.

Pizza, confectionary items, pasta and what not. Go on and print your own design and size. You need to wait before 3D food printers invade our gourmet universe.

Micro Livestock:

Crickets, grasshoppers, worms will take over ahead of global meat community. And, compared with cows and other large livestock, insects raised on an industrial scale require far less land and water and emit less heat-trapping gas

But you don’t’ have to be scared of all this because in the commercial message they will put all this insect thing in the background and the great and juicy product in the foreground

Meat From The Sewage Mud:

Never underestimate the power of poo. Japanese Scientists Create Meat From Poop. Believe it? no. Nobody knows as the story is not convincing enough as of now. Media is still hoping that the inventor of poop burger will get back with some more information. If this thing comes true you will need to stand in the line to buy sewage mud. Well, you can always take some from your toilets if your plumber can handle such requirements.

Nobody will stop you if you get creative enough and attach a 3D Food Printer to the device that creates meat out of sewage mud.

Livin Insects Farms At Your Desktop:

You will be raising insects at home and cooking delicious and high protein meals, you don’t need to understand agriculture and food value chain system. Well, for some, growing insects at home could be the first measure to make insects a healthy and sustainable food for everyone

Cricket flour provides an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of protein and nutrition. Do you think current protein bars will be replaced by cricket flour bars?