“Can we save our planet before we eat it?”
Technology is taking its place in the food industry and it couldn’t come at a better time.
One in nine people on earth (815 million people) goes to bed with an empty stomach.
In 2015 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to improve people’s lives by 2030.
Zero Hunger is one of the 17 goals. It states to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. It’s the priority of the World Food Program.
We are eating our planet
The World Health Organization foretells that the annual meat production will increase from 218 million tons in 1997-1999 to 376 million tons by 2030.
it would supposedly increase with 72,5% in 30 years.
An enormous livestock expansion will follow. More livestock means a rise in 18% of greenhouse gas emissions as well as a rise in water usage.
The world’s population will climb to 9 billion by 2030. The current model of increased livestock feeding the world’s population is not only cruel, but completely unsustainable. The traditional food industry is destroying our planet over time.
Until recently, sustainable alternatives were not developed or were unacquainted.
There are many different possibilities for technology to revolutionize the food industry.
Biotechnology has come a long way in creating genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Crops that are able to survive in new environments and withstand diseases are being produced at this moment.
On top of that it’s recently being used to create meatless meat.
Food scientist have been finding new ways to use pressure, temperature, timing and chemistry to turn plants into foods.
They have created a plant-based burger that contains the same taste, smell, texture and look as meat burgers.
Lab-grown meat is making its way to the market as well. Food scientist are turning one cell into a whole burger.
Technology has no borders when it comes to revolutionizing the food industry.