「未來食物」三：人造肉。荷蘭的科學家們正在進行「人造肉」的研究，嘗試在實驗室製造「肉 」，並已成功製造出第一個「人造肉漢堡包」。 牛津大學的一項研究發現，從實驗室培殖出來的「肉 」與透過傳統屠宰動物而獲取的肉相比，其溫室氣體排放、能源和水的使用均顯著較低。但由於「人造肉」 尚未被測試，目前很難說明它會否成為全球糧食需求不斷增加 下而衍生的「未來食物」。
「未來食物」四：海藻。雖然海藻是食物鏈架構中屬最低層，但它們有助於解決糧食短缺的問題。 一些可持續發展食品行業更預測藻類養殖可以成為世界上最大的種植業。 海藻可能是很好的糧食來源，然而，專家們還未全面研究其所有用途。
Because of the rising food prices, growing population and environmental issues like climate change, experts, scientists, organizations and futurologist are dealing with the problem of how and what we are going to eat in the future.
It is proposed that insects cost less than raising cattle and according to scientists in a researching facility in the Netherlands, they contain the same nutritional value of meat and is also a good source of protein. Countries across the globe have already started to consume and include insects in some of their delicacies.
Sonic-enhanced food, food whose taste has been altered to fit our taste has also been proposed. It has been found that taste can be adjusted by changing the sonic of a background track. The relationship of food and sound is still a researching topic as experts are not yet sure what exactly happens in the brain to trigger the outcome.
Dutch scientists were able to grown “lab-grown” meat or “cultured meat” and produced the first “test-tube” burger. A study by “Oxford University found growing meat in a lab rather than slaughtering animals would significantly reduce greenhouse gases, along with energy and water use.” But because it is not yet commonly used nor tested, it would be difficult to make it a source of production in the future with the increasing demand for food.
Despite being under the food chain, Algae helps solve the problem of food shortages. “Some in the sustainable food industry predict algae farming could become the world’s biggest cropping industry.” Algae’s are good sources; however, experts have not yet done sufficient research to find out all its uses.
So, wait and see what we are really going to have in the future…
Source: www.go.asia, Original: BBC
Special Credit: Jianne Soriano