Visionary farming technology has its place, says futurist Ramez Naam, but some of the best long-range tools for boosting food production may already be here.
Interview Series: Futurists on Food
Genetically modified foods will power the next green revolution, says futurist Stewart Brand.
Chief scientific officer Mehmood Khan sees a new world of knowledge transfers and innovative global partnerships to accommodate massive demographic changes on the horizon.
Leading food watchers share their visions of what consumers will be munching on and swigging in the decades ahead.
Current Series: Futurists on Food
What do far-sighted thinkers envision consumers eating in the year 2050? To answer the question, FutureFood 2050 talked to three futurist thought leaders about what they predict will be on dinner plates in the decades ahead, and how they see food production evolving to take advantage of new technologies and trends that will enhance both sustainability and access to good nutrition.
Read the latest ideas about food in the year 2050 from these future forecasters:
- Stewart Brand: president of The Long Now Foundation and publisher of the 1970s counterculture bible the Whole Earth Catalog, who’s betting on biotech to power the next green revolution
- Mehmood Khan: PepsiCo’s executive vice president and chief scientific officer, an advocate for innovative global partnerships to accommodate the coming demographic changes
- Ramez Naam: author and futurist at Singularity University who believes the farmers of 2050 will combine both high- and low-tech tools, some of which are already here
Plus, click on personal blog entries from other influential visionaries about the evolution of eating by the year 2050:
- Tom Vierhile, innovation insights director, Datamonitor Consumer
- Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst and vice president, NPD Group
- Lu Ann Williams, director of innovation, Innova Market Insights
- Kara Nielsen, culinary director, Sterling-Rice Group
- Darren Tristano, executive vice president, Technomic Inc.
- Marc Halperin, COO and principal, CCD Innovation
- Suzy Badaracco, president, Culinary Tides, Inc.
- Laurie Demeritt, CEO, Hartman Group