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Amazing Foods of the Future We’ll All Be Eating Soon

Climate change is spurring some really fascinating innovation…

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We all love food, right? I mean, it’d be weird if you didn’t enjoy biting into your favorite foods three times a day (or more, if you’re me!). Whether you’re eating lunch at your desk or sitting down with a group of friends at a trendy spot in your hood, food gives us immense pleasure.

Amazing Foods of the Future We’ll All Be Eating Soon

Despite the incredible flavors pouring out of our favorite meals, many of them are threatening our environment, contributing to climate change, and adding to an already dire water shortage problem across the globe (including the USA!).

The good news is that there are some amazing companies tackling these issues head on. More than ever, the food industry is transitioning rapidly. Many are calling this the beginning of an era of “future food.”

You have the opportunity to get on board with some of the fastest growing and most innovative trends that will shape the future of our food. So strap on your seatbelts and get ready for a glimpse at five futuristic foods you’ll want to add to your foodie bucket list:

 

Lionfish: Underwater Serial Killers

These crazy fish were accidentally introduced to non-native waters around the USA and are doing what the first American settlers did — taking over by killing the natives!

Amazing Foods of the Future We’ll All Be Eating Soon

With a voracious appetite, almost no known predators, and venomous fin rays, lionfish are a destructive force threatening the entire underwater ecosystem. Think of them as the Donald Trump of the ocean. Described as “one of the most aggressively invasive species on the planet”, lionfish are wreaking havoc along the eastern United States and Caribbean, decimating fish populations and coral reef ecosystems.

Lionfish can eat up to ten times their weight in a day.

Amazingly, lionfish can eat up to ten times their weight in a day. (So I guess it makes sense they’d choose Florida as a habitat…) This means these fish are consuming massive amounts of fish every minute of every day, threatening marine life on a massive scale.

Amazing Foods of the Future We’ll All Be Eating Soon

Luckily, lionfish are actually quite tasty. As people get more familiar with this type of fish and start demanding it in their restaurants and supermarkets, we’ll be able to remove this destructive species from our waters and help restore a sustainable path to fish consumption.

Restaurateur Ryan Chadwick was recently profiled in Forbes about his thriving restaurant empire and how lionfish was a big part of his success. Recipes for lionfish include deep frying, ceviche, jerky, grilling, and sashimi. So don’t be surprised when you start seeing lionfish on the menu at your favorite restaurant in the near future — and when you do, be sure to order it!

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Michael is a Forbes contributor, writing about companies that focus on sustainability. He is also a partner and wealth management advisor for Alpenrose Wealth Management. He loves birdwatching and snowboarding, and can somehow remember everyone he’s met since childhood (in amazing detail!) He's a frequent guest lecturer and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, and Institutional Investor. He was selected for the Investment News 40 Under 40 top wealth advisors list and included in Forbes' inaugural listing of America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.

Reader Discussion: 143 Comments

  1. Betty Whitmer

    If I’m forced too, but as long as I still have the option, I’m going with natural. Even if it’s not as natural as those false advertising companies make it out to be.

  2. Geraldine Pettigrew

    Still not eating it. I would rather have actual meat, even if it has some GMO in it than pure artificial meat

  3. Joyce Shealy

    It’s not like we’re just killing animals for fun we need meat.

  4. Earline Wilham

    Man Meat is my favorite food, and if they take away our natural, delicious, succulent steaks, ribs, chops, and organ meats I will resort to cannibalism in the future.

  5. Chelsea Handley

    I can’t see people getting on board with lab-grown meat. Most people don’t look into or study things and just jump on the bandwagon of hating something that just sounds bad that they know nothing about as they do with GMOs and gluten. Most would be shocked to know that they have never eaten a natural fruit or veg (as they were 100 years ago give or take) in their life as this has been done for so long it has changed the food entirely. If we didn’t change our crops many would have died out. Ever wonder why banana flavoring tastes nothing like Bananas? They do. They taste like a breed of banana that was killed off by fungus more than 50 years ago. I am all for future food and GMOs! We need to protect our Bananas!!!

  6. Michelle Fisher

    What about human meat? You can solve food shortages and overpopulation at the same time.

    • Karen Hyde

      A big problem with that. Cannibalism is considered immoral in a lot of cultures, and it actually has been proven to provide several different diseases.

  7. Karen Smith

    It all sounds ok, but I hope they will be cheaper, and that we don’t just get many new diseases from any of them.

  8. Jewel Byars

    Everybody can be fed now and in the future without resorting to strange foods if wastage is avoided (it is estimated that between 30 to 50% of all food output is lost to wastage due to various reasons).

  9. Juthi

    Until we get a pizza roll bush science can fuck right off.

  10. Deborah Maynard

    And this is why I voted for Trump. Because I knew that he would get us all killed before I had to eat any of this garbage. An

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