Whether you're a foodie or preoccupied with the planet, or both, the future of food is an interesting subject. We're becoming more aware of the environmental costs of our current food habits, like how cattle farming uses a ton of resources, as do avocados and almonds (turns out that your almond milk latte may not as good for the environment as you think.) Food trends come and go, but more and more research is being put into sustainable alternatives to not-so-sustainable foods, we're seeing more and more outlandishly futuristic foods emerge on the food landscape. While cockroach milk has been debunked as the next superfood, there are plenty of sustainable, futuristic foods that are already on our shelves.
Superfoods are enormously popular; every minute somebody brings out another obscure grain or berry that's claimed to have magical properties (which probably only exist if you eat several pounds of it a day). Food security, though, is a serious issue. The UN points out that the world needs to produce at least 50 percent more food by 2050 to support the global population, preferably without causing a massive environmental catastrophe, and to do that we're going to need to get creative (and, of course, reduce food waste as much as possible). As consumers this means we're getting a taste of new ideas — and they might just be the future of cuisine.