Technology and the future of food

Technology and the Future of Food

Entrepreneurs and researchers are applying technology to create new foods systems that may solve some of the food challenges of tomorrow, reports Asian Scientist. At Maastricht University, professor Mark Post and his colleagues are working on in vitro meat to reduce the use of farm animals in meat production. Rob Rhinehart utilized his engineering background to deconstruct food into its component nutrients. After identifying a list of essential nutrients, he brought them together into a drink that he named Soylent. Other products on the horizon include insects, algae-based foods and 3-D printed foods.

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Real breakthroughs are being made in areas like sustainability, food safety, nutrition and agriculture. And FutureFood 2050—through this website and other media, and in an upcoming film—will keep you connected.