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10 clues of what the food of the future will be like


The impact that pandemic is causing an acceleration of the innovation, the technology and digitization in all sectors. Many questions and uncertainties arise as to what the future will bring us in this complex context, how will we relate, how will the new forms of work be and of course how we will feed ourselves.

In this last scenario is where new forms appear that lead innovation based on the “food design”, “food tech” or the “social food”, through redesigning the world of food combined with the social and environmental challenges that are demanded at the moment.

Thanks to Foodture Barcelona, The innovation congress where the world's most cutting-edge techniques and projects are made available to future inventors, we have made a compilation of 10 projects that help us understand what will the food of the future be like and that you can also follow through Instagram.

1.- Water News

Tower designed to collect rainwater, mist and dew, Y provide drinking water to rural populations that do not have access.

2.- Solar Foods

A technology that uses electricity to produce microbial mass from carbon dioxide, to be used as edible protein.

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The way we eat has changed a lot in the last century, but we continue to use the same sources as our ancestors: we eat plants and animals that eat plants. Would you be able to imagine an alternative to agriculture? Finnish researchers not only imagined, how they managed to develop a food from the air. Hi? . Swear! The product is a flour rich in protein, made by bacteria fed with hydrogen extracted from water. It has no taste, precisely to make it as versatile as possible: can become bread, meat, sauce, cookie, ice cream and what else can we imagine. And then you ask me: what's the advantage of that? . currently, at least 25% of greenhouse gases come from food production and that number tends to increase as the population of the planet increases. Our current model is not very efficient because it uses a lot of soil, water and energy to generate countless problems, as excess CO2, deforestation and pollution. . Solar Foods' flour causes 10 a 100 times less damage to the environment, depending on the source of electrical energy used in the process. It is totally independent of the climate, it requires very few resources and can be manufactured almost anywhere. With the necessary investments, the first factory is due to open in 2025 already able to compete with the soy market. Likes the idea? Tell us in the comments if this alternative makes you suspicious or hopeful! . George Monbiot wrote a very complete article on @guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/08/lab-grown-food-destroy-farming-save-planet You can access it through the bio link! . #nalatainfo #solarfoods #apocalypsecow #solein #veganism #sustainability #agriculture #protein #meat #vegetarian #technology

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3.- Space Food Systems

As on earth, nutrition plays a key role in maintaining the health and optimal performance of astronauts before, during and after space flight. Food that flies in orbit should not only be of high quality, they must be appetizing even when an astronaut's taste buds have changed due to fluid changes in weightlessness.

It must also be safe, easy to prepare and eat in a confined space with limited heating options. The team of Space Food Systems must meet the nutritional needs of each crew member and meet limited storage space requirements, limited preparation options and the difficulties of eating without severity. Food plays a critical social and psychological role during an astronaut's stay on the ISS.

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Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is a type of cynobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae. Spirulina was consumed by the Ancient Aztecs but become popular again. When NASA proposed that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts. The quality of the protein in Spirulina is considered excellent– comparable to eggs it gives all the essential amino acids that you need. People consider Spirulina a Superfood due to its excellent nutritional content and health benefits. It has the ability to modulate immune functions. Spirulina now belongs to the substances that are listed by the US Food And Drug Administration under the category Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). Well, this is not it. A lot more about the Superfoods is yet to come. Stay with us more updates and follow our page. . . #food #foodie #nutribullet #nutrition #healthylifestyle #healer #healthy #superfoods #superfood #spirulina #spirulinapowder #NASA #NASAfood #GRAS #immunity #immune #FDA #astronaut #algae #bluegreen #SCP #cell #singlecell #amino #aminoacid #protein

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4.- Ivy Foods

Addressing the problems of the current food system, offering proteins with a positive impact in the world through food sustainable, nutritious and delicious.

5.- Agripolis

Search pproduce fruits and vegetables in a sustainable way in Paris, developing new kinds of crops with urban gardens, a production that seeks supply urban centers with projects that cover up to 14 thousand square meters.

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A beautiful morning to cultivate ! #AgricultureUrbaine #VerticalFarming #Paris

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6.- Aleph Farms

Grow cuts of meat from meat cells using a platform 3D tissue engineering.


7.- Bompas and Parr

Create gastronomic art using gelatin desserts, colloquially called jellies, uses food molds to make edible decorations in the shape of buildings and other architectural structures.

8.- Green Leka

The objective is to change the business model in the field of catering and its purpose is based on food self-sufficiency, giving a singular importance to the supply of proximity products, in bulk, season, that respect animal welfare, that come from sustainable fishing or hunting and that have a low environmental impact.

They want to communicate, inspire and motivate people to lead more sustainable lifestyles, consuming locally, thought globally, reducing environmental impacts and increasing well-being and health. Offer a gastronomic experience that encompasses culture, leisure, ethics and pleasure.

9.- Eadimoda

Investigate biomaterials with waste that have produced a raincoat made with orange peel.

10.- Plat Institute

Creative open source platform what, through research and development, innovation and education, addresses the food and health challenges humanity will face in the future.

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☁️ Do you imagine eating a cloud? Drinking a cloud? Or even kissing it? If you are interested in seeing things that you've never seen before in the most innovative and sustainable food and design industry, don't be late to @foodture.barcelona! • ☁️ Can you imagine eating a cloud? Drink a cloud? To be able to kiss her? If you are interested in seeing things never seen before in the food sector and the most innovative and sustainable design. Don't be late to # Foodture2020! Powered by: @plat.institute Film by: @any_day_films Camera&Edition: @alvarogonzalez.mov Stylist: @lolavillaescusastylist _ #Foodture2020 #BarcelonaCentredeDisseny #PlatInstitute #foodphotography #experience #design #foodinnovation #TestingTheFoodture #WriteYourFoodture #Food #Foodies

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.


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