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.

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: 198 Comments

  1. Avatar of Angela Linville

    Angela Linville

    Pea milk? Hmmm… I love milk, but just ensure that it’s tastier than milk because I hate peas.

  2. Avatar of Georgia Helwig

    Georgia Helwig

    Can you imagine if we don’t eat meat, and the animals’ population increase, what will happen to earth? Everything here is living with a purpose, don’t ruin that.

  3. Avatar of Florence Hunter

    Florence Hunter

    Wow. I’m more excited about the burger, and meatballs. Damn, let’s talk about meat right! Lionfish looks disgusting. Sorry! ✌

    • Avatar of Rebecca Harris

      Rebecca Harris

      I agree. I can’t stand staring at the picture, what more of eating that.

  4. Avatar of RUTH


    These food are interesting. These are the new generation of food that will help us to stop gaining weight while eating good food.

  5. Avatar of Brandee More

    Brandee More

    I wish that there’s organic pizza too. Like, vegetable pepperoni? Is that possible?

    • Avatar of Dawn Wilber

      Dawn Wilber

      This is right, can someone invent it? Please, I’m a pizza lover!

  6. Avatar of Theresa Ingram

    Theresa Ingram

    Damn! I’m a shrimp lover, and while reading this article, I am eating shrimp. IDC, as long as shrimp is delicious, I will eat it. Yay!

    • Avatar of Thelma Brooks

      Thelma Brooks

      Thank God, I am allergic to shrimp. I will tell this to my friends who love shrimp. Haha, payback time!

  7. Avatar of Sarah Kime

    Sarah Kime

    Meatballs!! I’ve been craving for meatballs, but I am on a diet now. I started to eat just veggies last month, and I don’t want to ruin my vegan life.

  8. Avatar of Erika Gillette

    Erika Gillette

    Wow. Didn’t know that shrimp are as disgusting as like that. I won’t let my loved ones to eat shrimp from now on.

  9. Avatar of Virginia Pearson

    Virginia Pearson

    The impossible burger is now possible. I tried this burger, and you can’t determine if it has meat, nor doesn’t contain one. It tastes one!

    • Avatar of KELLY


      It should’ve named possible burger because they made it. Lol ?

  10. Avatar of Jody Williams

    Jody Williams

    Lionfish? Never heard of that fish, but I have no plans in trying that fish. It looks scary. ?

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