China has made a Shocking Food Production Discovery – Electro Culture

China has made a Shocking Food Production Discovery – Electro Culture

The country with the world’s largest population also has the largest number of mouths to feed. That calls for increased food production. But increased food production means increased use of resources – soil-based nutrients, water, fertilizers, and pesticides. Or does...
Agritech’s Silicon Valley and the Future of Food

Agritech’s Silicon Valley and the Future of Food

By altering the colour of lights in his indoor grow-room, Leo Marcelis can change the smell, taste and even the vitamin content of his tomatoes. For more efficient growth, switch on the red light; to develop shorter plants with higher levels of antioxidants, use more...
From Fruit Farm to Frutem – The Story of Frutem #1

From Fruit Farm to Frutem – The Story of Frutem #1

I grew up on a fruit and macadamia nut farm in Africa. My youth was spent surrounded by fruit and nuts, earning pocket money by helping out in my father’s fruit concentrate factory and picking avocados. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that I ended up following a...
Vertical Farms run by Robots: The Future of Indoor Agriculture

Vertical Farms run by Robots: The Future of Indoor Agriculture

Back in the good old days, farming was easy. Throw some seeds in the ground, keep it watered, pray to your preferred deity to spare your crops from pestilence and wait for harvest season. But with the global population closing in on 7 billion mouths to feed, humanity...
Can Virtual Reality Make Food Taste Better?

Can Virtual Reality Make Food Taste Better?

A Cornell University study has shown that even VR environments can change our perception of taste. If you order a lasagne while dining al fresco in Italy, it’s probably going to seem to taste better than eating an identical lasagne on a plastic tray in a...
6 Technologies That Could Shake The Food World

6 Technologies That Could Shake The Food World

Printed meals, edible bar codes and facial-recognition technology for cows, a machine that prints chicken nuggets, fake shrimp made out of algae and edible coverings that keep fruit fresh are among the innovations transforming the food industry. These inventions...
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