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Discussion: Food in the Future

pink slime

OK, it’s time to pull out your trusty old crystal ball – you know, the one you use for seeing what life will be like in the near and distant future.

Like almost everything else, food has undergone a revolution in this country. Feeding billions takes a lot of time and energy and resources and ingenuity, and there’s no doubt that some of the “advances” have been necessary and welcome.

OTOH, you have genetically engineered crops owned by huge companies that sue when their seeds are spread by the winds to adjoining farms. You have the rise and fall of corn syrup as a sweetner, and pink slime (pictured) served to us as meat.

So all this begs the questions: What will we eat in the future? Our food supplies are limited, and already we’re seeing so much junk on store shelves. Will science help us advance in what we eat in 20, 50, 100, 200 years? or will it be a tasteless protein paste made in a lab somewhere? Have you written / read stories that tackled this issue?

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