The Taste of Tomorrow

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

Cellular Agriculture: The Birth Of An Industry That's Making The Food Of The Future - Viv Craske: FoodTech & Digital Retail Evangelist

Cellular Agriculture: The Birth Of An Industry That’s Making The Food Of The Future<p>The questions come thick and fast from the 309 delegates: How will …

The IKEA Growroom isn’t just pretty – it’s the future

IKEA Greenroom: Grow your own veggies from a lovely flat-pack orb.

Gardening

Monsanto licenses CRISPR technology to modify crops

Business<p>Monsanto licenses CRISPR technology to modify crops — with key restrictions<p>Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing …

Agriculture

The market for alternative-protein products

Plant-based “meat” products have made it onto menus and supermarket shelves<p>MOST people like to eat meat. As they grow richer they eat more of it. For …

Farm Animals

Robots Make Cappuccinos At This New San Francisco Cafe

Baristas, cheery or otherwise, are nowhere to be seen at a new café in San Francisco.<p>Customers at Cafe X Technologies, which opened on Monday, get …

Robots

From roadside trading to hipster supermarkets, how we buy food reflects the state of the economy

Want to understand global socioeconomic trends and your role within them? Just look to the history of how we buy groceries.<p>Ancient food markets played a significant role in the development of local economies and also contributed to the social fabric of communities. In addition to being places of …

Agriculture

We Made Our Health Editor Eat Like Trump for a Week and She Felt Terrible - VICE

I am VICE's resident healthy person. As the editor-in-chief of the health vertical Tonic, I am on the receiving end of sheepish looks from my smoking co-workers (good lord why haven't you quit yet?) and sent questions about oral herpes (it's probably just a pimple, but if it's actual herpes, …

Fast Food

USDA Scientists Have Been Put On Lockdown Under Trump

“Starting immediately and until further notice” the department’s main research division “will not release any public-facing documents,” according to an internal memo. UPDATE: The order was rescinded by the department on Tuesday.<p>The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other …

Government

Greenhouses Of The Future Will Release Our Dependence On Our Food System

Donate<p>There’s no doubt that Ezra Pound’s slogan, “Make it New,” sparked the fire that charged modernists to break from the conventions of the …

Tyson Venture Fund Looks to Future of Food

Burgers made from vegetables? A smartphone app that alerts potential diners to discounted meals at a restaurant? Data analysis to determine the …

Savor Flavor

Why does grape candy taste so fake? What on earth is blue raspberry, anyway? And what <i>is</i> the difference between natural and artificial, at least when …

Food Science

These Moms Say The Girl Scouts' Newest Cookie Rejects Science, Conflicts With Its STEM Advocacy

From Thin Mints to Peanut Butter Patties, Girl Scout cookies are a beloved annual American staple. But more important than door-to-door treats is the Girl Scouts’ emphasis on empowering girls, with a noble mission “of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better …

Agriculture

Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot

Chances are you or somebody you know has recently become the owner of an Instant Pot, the multifunction electric pressure cooker that can produce fork-tender pot roasts in less than an hour, as well as brown meat, cook beans without soaking, and even do the job of a rice cooker or crockpot. The …

The bizarre and inspiring story of Iowa's fish farmers

<b>By mid-October,</b> harvest is in full swing in central Iowa. Giant green combines crawl through rows of withered corn until well after dusk as Webster …

Aquaculture

Anthony Bourdain's big problem with artificial meat

Futurism Original: Would You Eat Synthetic, Lab-Grown Meat?

“You don’t need an animal to eat good meat”The post Futurism Original: Would You Eat Synthetic, Lab-Grown Meat? appeared first on Futurism.

The Future

Not so “smart” home – 81% not interested

Buyer beware.<p>Smart homes: everybody’s talking about them, but nobody’s buying.<p>We’ve made no secret of our concerns about “smart” devices in the past, …

Smart Homes

Whirlpool's Zera Food Recycler turns food scraps into fertilizer

Though several municipalities like San Francisco, New York and Portland have citywide composting services, not everyone can enjoy this luxury. Most people still have to compost their unwanted food the old-fashioned way: by putting it in a stinky composter and going through the labor-intensive …

Recycling

DC will be the first US city to pilot food delivery bots

Imagine: it’s a weekday morning in Columbia Heights and you’re trudging to the Green Line. On the sidewalk, there it is: an R2-D2 look alike, …

Robots

One of Europe's largest supermarkets will sell burgers and meatballs made from mealworms

Beef might taste delicious, but producing it exhausts our planet's land and water. As a result, more chefs and retailers are searching for alternatives that taste like beef — including insects.<p>Starting May 2017, Coop, one of Switzerland's largest wholesale retailers, will start selling "burgers" …

Insects

Lima: Peru's food revolution | Peru

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a sprawling metropolis of about 10 million people.<p>Known as the "city of kings", it was founded by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and became an important centre of the Spanish empire in South America.<p>Peruvian food is known as one of the best in Latin …

South America

6 food trends to watch out for

A desire for transparency, a return to simpler times and a strong interest in both stories and wellness – these are some of the elements the world is …

The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The day-long event in Stockholm on December 9 featured talks and discussions with Nobel Laureates, scientists, politicians and artists.<p>Johan …

Agriculture

High-Rise Greens

Growing crops in the city, without soil or natural light.<p>No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson, a steel-supply company. It was like a lumberyard for steel, which it bought in bulk from distant mills and distributed in smaller amounts, mostly …

Aquaculture

BioArt & Genomic Gastronomy: Glowing Sushi, ‘Smog Tasting’ and Gamma Gardens

<b>The Center for Genomic Gastronomy in Dublin (Ireland) curates an unusual type of BioArt which makes us think about how we see food and technology –</b> …

Smog Meringues Remind Us That We’re Always Putting Pollution Into Our Bodies

Ready to chow down on “London Peasouper” or “Los Angeles in the 1950s” meringue? When the average person thinks of the light dessert made from …

Conventional Meat Production

Do We Really Want 3D-Printed Food?

We've 3D-printed plastic, metals, and wood fiber. And now that same technology is being used to make chocolates and pizza. Unlike with most other food, how printed meals taste isn't the real point. It's what they can do.<p>Hod Lipson's laboratory at Columbia University is a place designed to nurture …

3D Printing

The Scary New Science That Shows Milk Is Bad For You

Do Americans need so much milk? In 1951, Harvard University nutritionist Mark Hegsted wanted to find out. He had heard all about milk's virtues while …

Nutrition