How Is Food Tech Going To Change The Way We Eat by 2050?

The way we eat foods and the type of food we eat is always changing. If you look at the diet of a family 50 years ago it will be very different to the foods that we eat now. Even the way we eat will have changed – fewer families sit around the table to eat dinner together for example. There are different reasons for this – the way we live our lives changing, the trends of each generation and of course, the type of food that is available to us. We live in a time where we are rich in food types and varieties; with new types of food, flavours and brands being released all the time. Food is exciting and something to be enjoyed and that is certainly something that many of the current generation will have embraced.

Sustainable Food

Developments in technology mean that we are more aware than ever of the impact of the food we are eating on the environment. We know that food having to take long journeys to reach us isn’t always the best and as such, it is something that many consumers want to try and avoid. Being able to trace food, the journey it has taken and what processes it has gone through before reaching us is definitely something we are becoming more aware of. As we become more aware of things like climate change and technology makes our search for food information more accessible this is something that is likely to continue.

Eating a Meat-Free Diet

Whether it is just partaking in Meat Free Monday or a full-blown change to vegan, there are many people that have started to cut down on the amount of meat they eat in their diet. Not only because they don’t want to consume animal products but because they’re aware that 14.5% of our global greenhouse gas emissions come from the raising of livestock for food consumption. With such a large percentage of gas emissions being caused by this, it is no wonder that the European Union and other countries around the world have pledged that they will be carbon neutral by 2050 – and that food plays a big part in this. We have an ever-growing population and as such, if we don’t cut down on the amount of meat that is consumed then the greenhouse gas emission rates are just going to continue to rise.

Technology has already changed the type of meat-alternative products we have available to us and this is likely to continue. We know that many vegetarians and vegans both enjoy the taste of meat and worry about the amount of protein that is available in the food they consume. As such, it just makes sense that technology continues to work towards offering viable, high protein plant-based products.

We know that there are plans to ensure that we are a healthier nation by 2050. This means tackling obesity, encouraging people to eat more plant-based products and ensuring that our ever-growing population doesn’t increase our greenhouse gas emission levels. With 2050 just 30 years away, there is definitely some work for the food industry to do!

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