Find out what will be on your plate in 2050, thanks to new food technologies.
Climate change, population , and obesity will affect our eating patterns in the next 30-40 years.
Together with lawmakers from the UK, Japan, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina, the European Union declared a climate emergency.
To avert catastrophic climate catastrophe, they pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050.
These climate objectives can only be met by drastically reducing animal husbandry. According to UN research, animal agriculture accounts for 14.5% of global GHG emissions.
A growing population needs
The problem will worsen as the world’s population grows. The UN predicts a 25% rise in the global population to 9.7 billion by 2050. The world’s leaders are all aware of the need to feed a growing population. Insurance companies are also helping in the push for carbon neutrality by providing auto insurance for green cars.
Obesity must be dealt with.
Horticulture pollutes the environment and sickens its victims. Including meat and dairy in your diet raises your risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
The WHO says this is a public health issue linked to the looming climate disaster.
Now is the time to find solutions. Food technological innovation may hold the answer to solve two of humanity’s most urgent issues.
A recent online study highlighted three significant trends that will profoundly alter our eating patterns over the next 30 years.
Animal farming is about to die.
It will be the end of animal agriculture. Experts argue the present system is inefficient and immoral.
Protein will come primarily from plants by 2050, with some from lab-grown meats. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are already popular in the US.
Quality is presently inconsistent, but industry competition will drive significant improvements in the following years.
Dairy and eggs will be gone.
Dairy will soon be replaced by soy, hemp, and nut products. Plant-based egg replacements are being pioneered by Evo Foods and Eat Just.
Meat produced in a lab
In the past, Singapore allowed the sale of lab-grown meat made in bioreactors without using animals. This tendency is anticipated to continue. Memphis Meats, Higher Steaks, Mosa Meat, Aleph Farms, and Shiok Meats all fight for this lucrative market.
Microbes are the show-stoppers.
But this is only the start of a new period in human history. Microbe cultivation, rather than plant cultivation, is predicted to produce more significant gains.
These meals are substantial in protein and low in saturated fat, found in meats and dairy items. CO2 and air proteins may be harvested using renewable energy and a probiotic production process.
3D printing serves a purpose.
Not everything is dark and gloomy. This is a good story. 3D printing will allow us to replicate familiar textures, appearances, and tastes. Simulate texture, juiciness, fat distribution, mouthfeel, etc.
The objective is to produce delicious, healthy food that is carbon neutral.
People should consume more plants and insects, some say, to reduce deforestation and rescue the earth.
We’ll all consume more fruits, veggies, and whole grains while consuming less meat, dairy, and fast food by 2050. Despite this, advances in microbial culture and 3D printing will cause some of the plants we eat to look very different.
It is gaining popularity.
A personal nutrition revolution might also change our relationship with food.
Wearable technology will assess our dietary traits without us having to do anything. Dietary modifications can lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Due to nutritional differences, families may consume meals that are vastly different.
Obesity is predicted to reduce food-related GHG emissions as food is increasingly farmed and made by AI-driven robots (AI). But it might be a wonderful world.