Today’s biologists, scientists and chemists are framing the future of food in ways that most of us
haven’t imagined. That’s all about to change, thanks to food labs.
The United Nations projects that the world’s population of 7.6 billion as of 2017 will reach 9.8
billion by 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100. So, what’s the big deal about a couple billion more
people every few decades? When expressed as mere data, this fact might produce little more
than a collective yawn. Ditto, rising sea levels, and climate change.
As a species, we’re more or less like frogs in a pot, largely unaware that the water is being
brought slowly to a boil. Amphibians are an appropriate metaphor for change on Planet Earth as
over 200 species of various festively colored, striped and spotted toads and frogs have become
extinct since the 1970’s. Yes, croaked.
“For the times they are a-changin.” – Bob Dylan
Join the Agricultural Revolution
Socially conscious, scientifically savvy business owners (that includes farmers) and investors
have realized a need to take up the slack in our food supply. Wrought by increasing
temperatures, droughts, floods, rising sea levels, soil depletion, resistant pests and an
increasing number of mouths to feed, our food supply is more fragile than most of us realize.
Some are accidental #agribusiness experts, but they continue to learn by doing and their
company’s corporate identity is now one of innovation and internally, they’re more efficient than
ever. Plus, clean labs address the one unmentionable in agriculture: Meat grown the old-school
way is much more prone to contamination. In food labs, those chances are close to nil. For
farmers, having peace of mind in one facet of their business is priceless.
As we cruise the aisles of our well-stocked supermarkets, replete with all manner of produce
year-round, we’re apt to become indignant if they’re out of, say, avocados. However, many
agencies, and agriculturists are aware that a temporary shortage of the popular pitted fruit is like
the tip of the melting iceberg when it comes to issues affecting food security.
That’s one reason so many scientists are heading to food labs.
“Imagine all the food mankind has produced over the past 8,000 years. Now consider that we need to produce
that same amount again — but in just the next 40 years if we are to feed our growing and hungry world.” –
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, and Daniel Servitje, CEO of Grupo Bimbo
A farmer needs land; food scientists, cellular biologists and researchers need labs. Labs are big
investments, and need to be highly specialized to meet the rapidly evolving needs of food
analysis and testing, clean technology, and cellular agriculture. One emerging field is clean
Eating high on the food chain, (i.e. eating meat), has created concerns regarding supply, as well
as major environmental concerns like water consumption and greenhouse gases. Meat cultured
in a lab could become a viable, sustainable and ethical alternative.
“We no longer enslave animals for food purposes. You’ve seen something as fresh and tasty as meat, but
it’s been inorganically materialized out of patterns used by our transporters.” – Commander Riker, Star
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“Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become
static, repetitive, and moribund.” – Anthony Bourdain