After 20 years, we will have insects, artificial meat and seaweed?

Scientists around the world are struggling with the question that we will have in 20 years, as an ever-growing population requiring more and more products. Magic pills, eating that lost the hunger, the chemical elements that will inspire the brain, which he fed (read an article about it here). And here's another option: insects and meat from a test tube, as well as algae, can help mankind not know hunger …

Representatives of the United Nations and Western leaders are seriously concerned about the fact that we have over twenty years, as the economic situation in the world as a whole, as well as the environment, to put it mildly, leaves much to be desired. Many products, especially meat, in the next few years could turn into an expensive delicacy. At least in the U.S. and the EU. So scientists are looking for new, lower-cost substitute to meat. Some of the proposals are likely to become commonplace in 20 years, but now they are literally on the eyes on the forehead climb.


"In twenty years, they have become our" mini-livestock "- says an expert in the field of food-futurology Morgan Gein. It's a win-win situation: the insects are not less nutritious than beef, according to the scientist. They contain almost more protein than meat, which we buy in the store. Furthermore, they consume far less water than livestock breeding and people are much cheaper cost. Food lovers will be able to make up for beetles and grasshoppers multipage menu, there's only currently identified about 1,400 species of edible insects to humans. However, hardly anyone wants to use them in pure form. Rather, the insects in particulate form will be present in the composition of many foods and dishes. Recently, the Dutch government has invested in the relevant research about one million euros.

Meat from a test tube

In the development of this new technology, food production and lead the Dutch. At the end of last year, they were able to produce in vitro strips of muscle tissue of cows, like how to eyewitnesses, on squid. This was accomplished with the help of animals taken from the stem cells. It is expected that the world's first "test-tube burger" will be produced by the end of 2012. According to the researchers, "lab meat" is not inferior in its properties to the natural product. Moreover, its production is much less harmful to the environment than traditional breeding cattle.


Perhaps now the algae are one of the least popular food, but in the future they can significantly help in solving the problem of food. They can feed on both humans and animals, and can breed algae in the ocean, which is nice, considering the kind of value in 20 years to represent the earth. In addition, algae can produce not only food but also fuel, which would require a much lower cost than oil.



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