The Future of Sustainable Food – Infographic.
By the year 2050, we will have to feed 9 billion people.
We won’t have enough resources to feed the world population. As it is our current food supply system is not sustainable at all. So we have to come up with creative sustainable food supply options that are eco-friendly for future generations to come.
How about some bugs?
Sounds appetizing? You might want to get used to that future food staple. There are already 2 million people eating bugs. Why not join them? It’s definitely a sustainable food source. Bon Appetit! 🙂
One food staple that can hold its own. Algae is the fasted growing plant on earth. It’s already available in stores in the vitamin section. Algae are good sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals. They are great for smoothies, too.
Yak, really? Lab-grown tests have already been successfully conducted. Although quite expensive ($ 300,000 per pound). Researchers say they will be able to produce lab-grown meats within the next 2 decades.
GMO grown foods
We all have heard of genetically modified organism. In fact, we have been eating them for the last two decades. Some people hate them and some don’t care. However, it seems it is the only way to grow food faster and sustainably; whether we like it or not.
3D printed food
Whatever food you are craving, you’ll be able to print it from the comfort of your own home. These 3D printers will look like a microwave oven. However, you just have to wait, the technology is not quite here yet.
Source: Futurism: Future food
Gizmondo: Eight futuristic foods you’ll be eating in 30years
The Guardian: The future of food