Food Technology in the New Year

 

Is there anything as simple as food? To most people, dinner means simply popping some food or soup in the microwave and having some grub. To others it might mean a few hours of slowly cooking beef but either way, it basically involves putting food on a source of heat and waiting for it to cook. However, as technology advances so do the way people prepare their food. Check out the latest food technology and trends for the year!

3-D Print Your Food

3-D Print Your Food

Are you hankering for a home-cooked meal made from the finest fresh ingredients? Now there is a way to enjoy it with just the press of a button. A company called Foodini has come up with a plug-and-play food printer that may just be a gift from the heavens to all the home chefs out there. All that needs to be done is to prep the fresh food ahead of time using a blender or food processor and load the processed food into the food capsules. The printer will use the food in the capsules to follow your recipe. Such machines are expected to retail at around $1300.

Don’t Waste Your Food – Give it to Strangers

Do you remember your parents telling you to finish the food on your plate since there are starving children in other parts of the world? Now you do not have to finish your food since a stranger can do it for you! Many companies are trying to find ways to reduce food wastage and one highly-useful but also highly-controversial technology is something called LeftoverSwap. They offer an online database where people can list their leftovers in the database and strangers can trade or just take the food. There are a lot of hazards that might arise from this but the site says it hinges on trust like other successful sites such as Feastly, AirBnB, etc.

Plant-based Protein For Mass Consumption

The race is on to look for protein substitutes that will feed the masses and Hampton Creek Foods is in the lead. It is backed by the likes of Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, and Khosla Ventures. It produced a mayo substitute that hit whole food shelves just this year and retails for the same price as the real thing. They say their product is better for the environment since it produces fewer emissions and needs much less resources which makes it more affordable to produce as compared to chicken and other types of meat.