Modern technology has, and continues to transform the ways we grow, prepare, distribute, eat, and think about our food. Advancements in automation, AI, and robotics have already given us fish farms, robot restaurants, and test-tube beef, but as our already taxed planet prepares to host 9 billion people by 2050, technology may become vital to the future of food.
New trends in biotechnology, health science, processing, cooking technologies, and global issues like climate change will all affect how and what we eat. What are the ethical, environmental, and economic impacts of our current and future food technologies? Can technology solve the existing problems of industrial agriculture while also preparing us for the challenges ahead?
Join food journalist Larissa Zimberoff and social sciences professor Julie Guthman for a fascinating conversation exploring the intersection of food and technology.
Gain a deeper understanding of the role technology already plays in agriculture, food preparation, design, and packaging. Larissa and Julie share insights into food culture and examine the trends and technologies that are transforming the world of food. Is the future of food looking bleak or better than ever?