The Future Of Food

August 5, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve previously looked at the future of food. The BBC also got in on the act and contacted experts that suggested ways our diet may develop:

  • Lab-grown meat. The world’s first test-tube burger might be ready by the end of the year.
  • Algae. It can be grown in the ocean which is appealing since we’re running short on both land and fresh water. It is also a healthy replacement for salt.
  • Sonic-enhanced food. We all know that sight, taste, and texture affect how we taste our food. But it turns out sound does as well. Piano music makes things taste sweeter. The research is in its infancy but in the future you could use soundtracks to alter the taste of what you eat.

To read more including how our notion of food has changed over the years, why Timon and Pumba might have been onto something, what sounds make your food taste bitter, NASA’s involvement in all this, how these ideas might affect the environment, the different types of algae available, and how some of these things might infiltrate our diet without us realizing, click here.

Source: BBC