This is the future of food

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This is the future of food

Are you ready for lab-made hamburgers, bug-filled protein bars and 3D-printed cuisine? With the Earth's population rapidly approaching 8 billion and the race to keep up with food demand intensifying, industries have begun to drain essential resources and adversely affect the environment. Thanks to some scientific know-how, we're finding new ways to bypass those issues while still bringing natural and nutritious food to the table. In honor of that quest, we've gathered an assortment of forward-thinking products and projects that aim to alleviate the environmental impact of feeding the world and help kickstart a farming future for our space-faring progeny.

Gallery: Future food | 11 Photos

  • Sweet 3D
  • Custom cookables
  • Edible Growth
  • Dry goods
  • Rooftop farming
  • Plants in the mist
  • Underwater bacon
  • A bug in every bite
  • Man-made meat
  • Ready-to-drink meals
  • Orbital eats

[Images: David Parry / PA Wire (Cultured Beef); Chloe Rutzerveld (Edible Growth); 3D Systems (ChefJet)]

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