Author Archives: FutureFood 2050

Military Food for the Masses

Military Food for the Masses

A new book reveals that many of the shelf-stable foods on supermarket shelves were originally designed for consumption by the military. Mother Jones reports that the book Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat, by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, details the many creations of the U.S. military’s food science lab at

Are drinkable meals the future of food?

Finnish startup Ambronite, UK-based Huel, and Silicon Valley’s Soylent have developed what they variously describe as “the future of food”, “a drinkable supermeal” and “a food revolution”, reports an article in International Business Times. Each product is a powder that can be mixed with water to create a drinkable meal. The article’s author ate these

Animal welfare issues impact food policy

The way people produce and eat food is changing in major ways, presenting both risks and opportunities for those invested in the sustenance sector, according to an article in Barron’s. Studies of the food industry show that consumers favor policies to improve the treatment of farm animals. Citigroup, for example, has reported that “concerns over

Reducing Salmonella detection times

The winners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first ever Food Safety Challenge managed to reduce the 24- to 48-hour Salmonella detection waiting time to between 30 minutes and three hours, according to a story on Refinery 29. The winning team from Purdue University uses small filters, and the runner-up team from Pronucleotein uses

The future of food shopping

A concept shop at Milan Expo explored how technology could transform the way we shop for food. Some of these changes might be upon us sooner than you think, according to an article in The Irish Times. Over the past two or three years, augmented reality has become one of the retail sector’s big talking

The future of bug farming

A recent article on Grist explores the potential and limitations for ramping up bug farming in the United States. While insects such as beetles and crickets are more efficient to grow because their energy goes toward replicating themselves instead of maintaining their body temperature like cows, the environmental benefits from this practice wouldn’t be so