Sunday, October 4, 2015

The future of food: 20 years from now.


This article explains that 20 years from now we could be eating insects. Yes insects. Insects, or mini-livestock as they could become known, will become a staple of our diet, says Gaye.
It's a win-win situation. Insects provide as much nutritional value as ordinary meat and are a great source of protein, according to researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. They also cost less to raise than cattle, consume less water and do not have much of a carbon footprint. Plus, there are an estimated 1,400 species that are edible to man( 
How we provide food now is 1. Becoming more expensive 2. we are wasting food 3. We don't use our foods for the right purpose. 4. We don't recycle so food goes to the ocean and not to our trash. There is many problems to this situation. I feel we can try to solve this simple situation but as a lazy country and so much high tech we can't get the important things that have an impact on us to the right track. 
It's a global thing. Having to change our food source because of higher prices in foods could really hurt us. I mean having to eat insects to save the food could be a good reason but I feel lots of people don't want that.
Now: It's all good
20 years: Too poor to buy even a burrito because of high pricing.
50 years: Don't want to know. I feel thats a time to just crawl and die in a hole.
Positive: We could be saving millions of food by just eating insects as a new diet and save all the good food.
Negative: We could lose many plant & insects if everyone eats the wild life. Maybe the good food could go bad and it would be hard to recreate how it was since everyone is eating insects and they grew to eating that then the normal food.
Low-tech, social tech

Where do you see yourself with food in 20 years?
Will insects be the best diet for everyone?
Is this a negative or positive outcome of this situation?     

1 comment:

  1. Love this article! My brother is actually working with a company who produces "cherps" its a chip made from cricket! They are really good if you can get your mind past the fact that you are eating a little bug, BUT its very sustainable! they use like "a drop" of water to feed a population of crickets and millions of gallons to feel cows, it makes sense! Great find.


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