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What You'll Eat in the Future

In the future (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), it's predicted that the population of the world will swell to 2.5 billion--how will we feed them all? Certainly not with the conventional meat-and-potatoes diet that we're used to in the West, and we won't be able to grow enough vegetables, either. We'll have to find NEW KINDS of food to eat.

One of these new foods will be algae, which is already eaten in Asia. It grows quickly in oceans, in polluted water and in other places that would kill most crops. But instead of foraging for it, we'll need to create huge, commercial algae farms. Major airlines are even investigating the possibility of switching to algae oil.

If you can't bear the thought of switching from meat to algae, there's always artificial meat. It looks like meat, feels like meat and it IS meat, although it's grown from stem cells in giant vats. Scientists are trying to develop this for space travel.

And of course you knew this was coming: Eating insects, such as grasshoppers (long eaten by cowboys in Texas), spiders, wasps, worms, ants and beetles--all of which are extremely high in protein. At least 1,400 species of insect are eaten across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Will we soon see large insect farms in the US? The European Union is already offering its member states three million dollars to promote the use of insects in cooking.

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Um, do you mean 25 billion? If we stop eating animals we currently grow enough plants to feed 10 billion in the US alone since 80% of all soy and grains goes to feed food animals. It a stupidly inefficient way to eat and one that virtually guarantees we'll be buried in feces long before our population reaches 25 billion.

@Patrick Nottingham They must mean 25 billion because of this:

According to the United Nations, ("2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects") world population has reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011 (refer to the U.N. frequently asked questions for more information about this estimate)

The US Census Bureau has a lower estimate, for which the 7 billion mark will only be reached on March 12, 2012.
From World Population Counter, 09/03/2012

If we all eat grains and soy we will all be sicker than we are now. I tried it for many years and found it is not a healthy diet for many people. I think totally available birth control might be easier in the long run.

There are many good docu's about the food we eat: Lovemeatender, Food Inc or Earthlings. They all show that the meat is different from what it used to be because the animals eat unnatural food (cows eat corn and soy instead of grass fx.). It's bad for the climate (more methane and CO2), for the enviroment (pollution and water shortage) and for Our health (antibiotics, resistant bacteria and wrong hormones and omega3/6 levels). I think a paleo diet is the best (nuts, berries, wild meat and fish) like we used to eat for milleniums as hunter gatheres before we became farmers. Most cows, pigs and chicken rarely see daylight or touch the earth. Because we want meat cheap.

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