The Future of Food
September 16, 2015 3:40 AM   Subscribe

The future of growing food is a hydroponic window garden and growing lettuce underground with electric lighting? I think I'll bet it's more about GMO. I am heavily in favor of eliminating all bees and replacing them with the stinger free robobees instead though.
posted by Drinky Die at 4:21 AM on September 16, 2015

I don't see what's wrong with it, Drinkie Die.

In some cases, they're reclaiming former factory space.
posted by qcubed at 6:54 AM on September 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

I don't understand why we would need to buy 3d printers for food for our kitchens. As much as we talk about taking public transportation instead of driving/owning cars, we seem to ignore the environmental impact of pretending that we need to cook everything at home instead of going out to eat. Other than cost, why do we frown upon this so much?
posted by oceanjesse at 7:09 AM on September 16, 2015

Oceanjesse has a point: the most efficient food production system would new large, centralized "eating centers" where everyone in the neighborhood could line up to have their daily reason of Soylent.

This obsession we have with our food having different appearance, texture and flavour has to go. Fortunately, in the future the demands of efficiency will remove those notions.
posted by happyroach at 8:26 AM on September 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

new large, centralized "eating centers"

Also known as taquerias.
posted by oceanjesse at 9:26 AM on September 16, 2015

We are currently working on the Soylent taco. We've had problems with side leakage, but we think by pinching the sides shut we can make the taco shell adaquetly liquid-resistant.

The fact that the taco its not normally an adequate container for Soylent again shows the inefficiency of standard nutrition delivery systems..
posted by happyroach at 9:58 AM on September 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

just use tvp and take a multi, damn it.
posted by Drinky Die at 10:06 AM on September 16, 2015

I want a Foodini so very very badly. Looks like a ridiculous amount of fun. Also I love how the owners are so blase about NASA being interested.
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