The Taste of Tomorrow

By Josh Schonwald | People, trends, and technologies shaping the future of food and agriculture

Chasing the Harvest: ‘It Used to Be Only Men That Did This Job’

<i>Gabriel Thompson | Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture | Voice of Witness / Verso Press | May 2017 | 22 minutes (6,254</i> …

Long-form Journalism

Plant report reveals climate survivors and future foods

Plants with thicker leaves and bark, deeper roots and efficient water usage have the best chance of surviving the effects of global warming, …

Parkinson's Disease

Robots, 3D printing, bleeding vegan meats: food of the future is already here

There's no denying it: we've entered an age where our world is changing at a speed faster than ever before. The forecast for 2028 is mind-boggling: …

Cooking (Australia)

Wrangling the Climate Impact of California Dairy

<b></b> Away from its sparkling coastal cities and picturesque natural wonders, California hides its massive, steaming pools of literal liquefied shit.You …

Agriculture

Are underwater farms the future of food production?

Locked in place with hurricane-proof anchors, horizontal ropes sunk below the surface of the sea form the layered framework of Smith's …

Farming

Inside Japan’s Most Insanely Expensive Fruit Parlor

Tokyo’s Sembikiya looks like a jewelry shop. Harry & David need to step up their game.<p>This is a luxury fruit parlor in Tokyo.<p>It is the flagship store of the Sembikiya fruit emporium. Run by the same Samurai-descendant family since 1834, Sembikiya began as a discount fruit store. But the wife of the …

Healthy Eating

80 Facts About the '80s

Pure '80s.<p>In this retro List Show episode, John Green remembers the '80s. For a transcript, click here.<p>SEE ALSO...<p>90 Amazing Facts About the '90s<br>23 …

Pop Culture

The Superfood Gold Rush

In the aisles of the American supermarket, hierarchies arise and collapse with the velocity of soap-opera drama. The produce section is especially cutthroat; here, because novel products are so rare, it’s the stories that must change to entice consumers. Back in the 1970s, the Chinese gooseberry …

São Paulo

I Went to the World's Biggest Spam Festival

Like durian or cheddar cheese on apple pie, Spam is a polarizing food. But it’s huge in Hawaii, making it an obvious place to host the biggest Spam party on the planet.<p>Festival season is in full swing, or so says my jort-filled social media feeds. While you won't normally find me sweating through …

Hawaii

Eat insects and fake meat to cut impact of livestock on the planet – study

Changes in diet are vital to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation caused by the world’s growing appetite for meat, say scientists<p>Insects and imitation meat are the best alternatives to real meat in tackling the huge and growing environmental impact of livestock on the planet, new …

Meat

Seed Fund gets a taste for food stars of the future

Beetroot ketchup, edible insects, seaweed, bee-to-bottle sparkling mead and snacks made from ‘beer barm’, a by-product of brewing, are among 24 …

Food

Toast Ale, From Recycled Bread, Is Now Brewed in New York

Overproduction is built right into the business model of most bakeries. While we devour much of what is made, huge quantities of perfectly good grain are tossed.<p>But Tristram Stuart, an Englishman who began battling food waste 15 years ago, long before it became a popular cause, discovered a way to …

Food Waste

Seamore Seaweed | Seamore. Some seaweed, we seamore

The Truth About Ugly Foods: They're Delicious, Abundant And Good For The Planet

Tim Wharton bristles at being called a "foodie," with its connotation of lush, sumptuous "food porn." He prefers "gastronaut," a label popularized by late British television chef Keith Floyd, for its evocation of intrepid culinary exploration.<p>Wharton's provocative new book Ugly Food: Overlooked and …

Food

NASA develop inflatable greenhouse for sustainable farming on mars

NASA develop inflatable greenhouse for sustainable farming on mars<p>this week, astronaut peggy whitson broke the record for the longest amount of time …

University of Arizona

Water-smart farming: how hydroponics and drip irrigation are feeding Australia

How energy-smart technology is allowing fresh vegetables to be grown in arid, isolated communities. Our Future of farming series is looking at the people, places and innovations in sustainable agribusiness in Australia<p>• Food security: the gene banks future-proofing Australian agriculture • The …

Farming

Algae Superfood — A Second Attempt to Save the World

Algae Superfood — A Second Attempt to Save the World<p>by Tadas Mikuckis<p>The year is 1955. The world’s human population is increasing at an …

Nutrition

Phony Baloney: Butchers Are Selling Vegetables Made to Look Like Meat

Michael Abramson has set up his butcher shop in Toronto’s Little Italy to look much like any other, with gleaming knives lining the wall, employees prepping cutlets and someone hand-cranking a sausage stuffer.<p>There’s one meaty exception. His choice cut isn’t beef, it’s beet. He’s not proffering …

Meat

Future Food-Tech, New York - Speakers

ReFED's New Tools: Turning Food Waste into Opportunity

ReFED, a data-driven guide for businesses, government, funders, and nonprofits to collectively reduce food waste at scale, has just launched two new …

Recycling

Should you really start eating insects?

Earlier this month, the UN released a paper touting the nutritional and environmental benefits of insects. The paper caused quite a stir in the …

Agriculture

Is the United States ready for offshore aquaculture?

April 20, 2017 — <i>Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the</i> Food & Environment Reporting Network<i>, a non-profit investigative</i> …

Environment

Utopian Foods at Melbourne Knowledge Week

Insects, bone broths and sustainable seafood are all on the menu at Utopian Foods, an interactive dinner event presenting our food future through …

Food

DUCKWEED - A POTENTIAL HIGH-PROTEIN FEED RESOURCE FOR

The research from these laboratories was supported by the Urban Water Research Association of Australia and the New South Wales Environmental</b> …

Agriculture

Combat-Ready Kitchen, Marcus Karel, and the Military History of Food

It’s little secret that the United States of America has the largest defense budget in the world, outspending the next seven largest national budgets combined. It’s also well known that few other places on Earth have such prevalent access to the variety and quantity of processed foods as on …

Biology

Hemp foods seek high that so far has been largely elusive

Sales of hemp food products surged 44% to $129 million in 2016, but the nascent industry remains saddled with regulatory hurdles and challenges in …

Cannabis

Just because you live in a dystopia doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up on good food

Sure, the apocalypse has been nigh for a while now. But lately the thing feels especially nigh. In the parlance of our times: it's nigh AF.<p>We're …

Food

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Cannabis

Algae will be nutritional star of the century, sports nutrition formulator asserts

Energybits are small tablets pressed from whole spirulina algae. The company also markets a recovery product based on chlorella, and features a 50/50 …