Amazing Foods of the Future We’ll All Be Eating Soon
Climate change is spurring some really fascinating innovation…
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.
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!
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.
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!