These 10 startups are creating the future of food

Venture Capitalists invested more than $146 million in the food and beverage industry last year and Business Insider took a look in July 2014 at 10 food startups that aren’t just sustainable, healthier food options but also what they considered to be the future of food. They include: Modern Meadow, grows meat and leather in a lab using 3D bioprinting; Soylent, a powdered “complete meal” drink; Solazyme, a microalgae-derived food ingredient; Hampton Creek plant-based substitutes as alternatives to eggs; Beyond Meat, plant, protein-based alternatives to meat products; NuTek Salt uses potassium instead of sodium; Six Foods, uses insect-based food products like cricket flour to provide more protein in traditional snacks; Kite-Hill’s artisan cheesesprovides vegan-cheese options using pasteurized nut milk; Real Food Blends offers tastier and healthier options to the more than 1 million Americans who eat using feeding tubes, to Unreal candy, a healthier candy that contains no corn syrup or gluten.

Oscar Sjogren

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.

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