Futurist envisions aquaculture and GMOs to feed the planet

| | September 6, 2012
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It’s been said that, when it comes to the future of food, thought falls along one of two paths. There’s the Malthusian-influenced idea that, as population outstrips resources, we’re about to hit hard times, or the thinking that future technologies will be so advanced we’ll have revolutionary forms of super food, like full meals in the form of a nice, compact, calorie-free blue pill.

It all comes down to whether you have a stake in progress or declension. Neither is probably really right in any case and, either way, it’s a hell of a gamble predicting the future, be it utopia or hell in a handcart. But Josh Schonwald, New York Times, Salon and Washington Post contributor, was brave enough to try — with pretty great results — in The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food.

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