What is the future of food?
The future is now…
The meat industry is one of the major causes of air pollution. It is responsible for 18% of all the global methane gas emissions. 30% of all the agricultura land in the world is destined to live-stock. it takes 11 times as much fossil fuel to produce a calorie of animal protein than a calorie of plant protein.
FUTURE-FOOD-LAB is the environment that eases the transition towards new eating habits by experimenting and playing with alternative and sustainable protein sources. It features 4 main elements: Controlled spirulina ecosystem, sprouting platform, earthworm and composting container and a 3D food printer and processor.
FUTURE-FOOD-LAB features :
-Test tube to grow spirulina, a type of algae that has three times as much protein per gram than beef meat.
-Tray to grow sprouts; when organic beans are sprouted they multiply the protein they contain as much as three times.
– Container to reproduce red worms and compost; besides being rich in protein the red worms are also excellent for composting organic waste.
– Processor and 3D printer; this is the element that brings everything together, allowing the user to experiment with quantities, combinations, and additives into an edible putty that can be printed.