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Food Technology

Sweet, Sour, Salty, Science

Food is marketed as ‘wholesome’, ‘farm fresh’, and ‘all natural’, but there’s a whole lot more going on in that can of Pringles than plain fried potatoes. Of all technologies, food technology does the best job of wrapping futuristic advancements in a veneer of old nature. Fake flavors become natural, while “fresh” food lasts for years. But don’t be deceived: bread comes from a can, eggs come from a tube, and everything else comes from the lab. With the development of molecular gastronomy and 3D printers, gastronomes have even taken industrial food science and turned it into an art.

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‘It is quite obvious that our food is not natural and hasn’t been so for a very long time’
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The Story of our Food

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The Menu of 2030

As we struggle to feed our growing population, here is how the champions of technology are going to shape our food.

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Digital Gastronomy

Van Mensvoort

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Egg Sausage

Van Mensvoort

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Food Design in the 21th Century

Van Mensvoort

Old nature provided us with a wide variety of food: fresh milk, crispy vegetables, nutritious meat. Yet this is not …