This Is What the Meatballs of the Future Might Look Like
Over the last year many people have speculated about what the food of the future might look like. Some have even tried inventing it already. The future living lab Space10 in Denmark wanted to explore the possibilities of what we might eat in the future through the lens of a food everyone knows: The meatball. Here, the lab takes you through different evolutions are regular diets might take on from those crunchy insects
“It's quite difficult to picture that in the near future we will be eating insects or artificial meat,” Space10’s Bas van de Poel said, “But, with the increasing demand for food, we need to start considering adding alternative ingredients to our daily menu.”
The Wonderful Waste Ball
With millions of tons of food going to waste every year according to the United Nations, scraps are already appearing at restaurants, and according to Space10, “[are] prominent in the efforts to combat hunger, improve food security in the world’s poorest countries and preserve the environment.”
The Urban Farmer’s Ball
The Mighty Powder Ball
Powdered meal replacements, they aren’t just for people who shop at GNC anymore. Thousands of people are already trying versions of this ball thanks to people like Rob Rhinehart who raised almost $750,000 for Soylent meal replacement powder in the last couple years.
The Lean Green Algae Ball
Algae are packed with vitamins and minerals and lots of people believe it could take the place of foods that are more time and labor intensive to grow. It doesn’t hurt that it can taste like bacon too.
The 3-D Printed Ball
The Nutty Ball
Space10 envisions a future where “more and more farmers will breed new varieties of grains to thrive in their regions, marrying classic seed selection with modern technology.”
The Crispy Bug Ball
We’ve eaten bugs. Many times. They aren’t that bad guys. Still though, eating insects carries a stigma in much of the Western world. But they’re growing in acceptability to the point that they have even appeared on grocery store shelves. Could a fried larvae croquette really be that far off?