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Food of the future: what will people eat in 2050?

The food supply of the future is a topic of great interest in our ever-changing world.

With a constantly increasing global population and limited natural resources, it is essential to predict what the food of the future will be. In this photo gallery, we explore possible food trends in 2050.

From technology to agriculture, we will discover how scientific advances and environmental awareness will influence our diet and what we might find on our plates 30 years from now. (source: bbc)

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Food of the future: what will people eat in 2050?
The food supply of the future is a topic of great interest in our ever-changing world. With a constantly increasing global population and limited natural resources, it is essential to predict what the food of the future will be. In this photo gallery, we explore possible food trends in 2050. From technology to agriculture, we will discover how scientific advances and environmental awareness will influence our diet and what we might find on our plates 30 years from now. (source: bbc)
Wikimedia - By Rillke
Enset or "false banana"
A close relative of the banana, the Enset or "false banana," is a food consumed only in one part of Ethiopia. The fruit of this plant is similar to the banana, but unlike the known fruit it is not edible. Instead, what has caught the attention of scientists are the starchy stems and roots, which can be fermented and used to make porridge and bread. According to research, this food has the potential to feed more than 100 million people in an ever-warming world.
Wikimedia - Amos T Fairchild
Pandanus tectorius
Pandanus tectorius is a plant of the family Pandanaceae, which grows in coastal areas from the Pacific Islands to the Philippines. In South-East Asia, the leaves are used to flavour sweet and savoury dishes, while the fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. This pineapple-like fruit and its leaves should be more widely used, according to scientists. In fact, the tree can tolerate harsh conditions, including drought, strong winds and salt spray, and could therefore be planted almost anywhere in the world, as long as it is used sustainably, without depleting resources for the local population.
Wikimedia - Toujours Passages
Fonio
Another food category that we may increasingly see on our tables are cereals, of which there are more than 10,000 species. Among these, scientists consider fonio (Digitaria exilis) a possible food of the future. Used to prepare couscous, porridge and drinks, this plant can tolerate dry conditions.
Wikimedia - By NoodleToo
Tylosema esculentum
Among the foods of the future are beans, or legumes, because of the large amount of protein and B vitamins they contain. These foods are inexpensive and adapted to a wide range of environments, from ocean coasts to mountain slopes. According to scientists, there are thousands of species of legumes, but so far only a few have been used, including those that are still unknown. One of these is the morama bean (Tylosema esculentum). Cultivated in parts of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, this food is the staple food of many populations.
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03/12/2023
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