Tomorrow's Food

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by petalsandcoco, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. petalsandcoco

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    Yikes!  This is progress?

      and I thought we've done enough damage in the previous 60 years /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif
     
  3. petalsandcoco

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    What is next ? A pill and we call that dinner ?

    Petals.
     
  4. lunica

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    Science fiction

    I think we the people are slowly growing out of the need to pay for this generically and artificially produced food. Fortunately, I don't see it happening, yet. I understand there is a growth of the population, but the answer is probably not in complication but in rationalization.

    On the other side, maybe some day in the future when we become "enlightened", we might come back to it.  Than science might be used to benefit the population and not the corporate world.
     
     
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  5. petalsandcoco

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    A friend of mine recently won as a prize in a charity auction an evening "assisting" in the Moto kitchen. She is very, very excited.
     
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    What an opportunity ! I don't blame her at all. All the best to her. I hope you get some details, would love to hear about it.

    Petals.

    @ Iceman : I have had my 3rd expresso and still don't understand the clip. Is it just me ? ....ya, I think its just me......
     
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    One day they'll have a machine that will synthesize any food from basic elements.  You'll be able to eat Kobe, made just there, from a machine.  Chefs will be used to input their influence into fuzzy logic and continuous inference networks that operate chef-bots who cook the food.  Instead of the tedium of cooking, mankind will be able to spend time being more productive in the arts...oh wait!
     
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    Hey petals, you'd need to have seen the science fiction classic "Soylent Green", where in the future, the world is overpopulated, and natural food is scarce, but the government distributes "Soylent Green" (some kind of green food wafer which is nutritious and tastes good) to the population. At the end of the movie.... ****** SPOILER ALERT ****** the hero realizes that because of overpopulation, the government encourages older people to be put down before their time, then take their bodies and runs them through a machine to make... soylent green. 
     
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    50 years ago there was a TV program called Tales of Tommorrow which predicted this . In fact on one episode they served 2 people a plate with 3 or 4 beans. Each u=individual bean tasted like whatever you wanted it to taste like. So you could have a vege, protein and starch with garnish on the plate .Naturally this was fiction then. But pretty  soon will it be???

    PS This was well before Soilent Green      But it is all possible
     
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    Fiction almost sounds better than the truth: 

     
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    @ FF :  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif

     @ Iceman : Now I am going to have to youtube  the movie......wild.

    Petals.
     
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    They chopped and processed Edward G. Robinson the actor at the end., but first they put you on a gurny and showed you what earth really used to look like.
     
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    Since I was a kid I always was interested not so much with cooking but the WHY s of cooking. Why did this  react  this way, why when adding this it did that.  From all I am reading and hearing now the future is not cooking ,it is the chemestry of cooking and food. . Our meat may be grown like crops in the fields. A hydraponic garden in our homes that produces veges on a daily basis. the purchasing of a small package  of meat and a side packet that when opened and added to the meat makes it grow larger almost in front of you. An oven in your home that can roast a prime rib in 1.20 seconds to medium rare. Crazy? Impossible?? I don't think so. All you guys and girls under 40 will see this as we older people saw transformation over the last decades. When we were younger who envisioned a microwave oven(in fact it was created by mistake)? capable of heating or cooking in seconds. Or food that could b put in a vac sealed package and last for a month or more?  Food Technology is wonderful
     
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    There's a part in the film that any chef will find haunting (it involves a tomato, a stalk of celery and a small chunk of beef if I recall).
     
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    There's two sides to this that I see.  One is the positive improvements in ethics, food safety, cost and the beauty of innovation these new technologies bring.   The other side is that we must take care not to lose what we have learned or depart from traditions that have gotten us where we are now. I see many threads here portraying this same riddle, two that come to mind are the Hollandaise thread and the Caesar thread. 

    I also can envision a time when, much like agritourism is now flourishing in many places, that people will go to be involved in a farm-to-table experience but as an elite experience.  The way the industry is already being dissected and many chefs are becoming more and more pigeonholed into the roles of assembly (rather than a "from scratch" approach), I doubt this is very far off.  Who knows, maybe we have to go through it all before we can "rediscover" what we are losing/have lost?  I think though that the more we understand the biology, botany, soil, etc the more we'll probably see just how very cool the natural system is.  Once we can mitigate the hazards and issues associated with the problems important to mankind, I think we'll realize that many of the solutions are there staring us in the face.  I feel that the very best technologies are the ones that integrate as harmoniously with nature as possible. (things like passive solar, permaculture, etc). 

    The biggest hurdle is re-educating ourselves to perhaps have a new way of life that embraces these things.