In search of new inspiration, our team visited the Ars Electronica Festival 2019 that takes place in Linz. Every year, thousands of visitors come from different countries to see art installations, exhibitions and to gain insights in the new tech developments. The event focuses on current trends as well as possible future scenarios, in context of a possible impact on our lives. Ars Electronica is spread throughout the entire city inviting its visitors to learn more about art, digital solutions, innovation, technology, social impact and way more.
The impact of our diet is more important that many of us think. An insufficient diet does not only cause weight extremes, it can also lead to many diseases, including different types of cancer, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and many more. Recent studies have shown that certain dietary interventions may be more effective than drug treatments. Obesity, for example, is a classic example.
Many people are looking for sources of protein to replace meat. The reasons vary from dietary and cultural preferences to ecological and animal welfare concerns. In addition, we face the challenge of feeding a global population and must come up with an effective solution. Today, we decided to take a look at a protein source that might be quite unexpected for many – algae.
“Food waste” refers to food appropriate for human consumption being discarded, whether or not after it is kept beyond its expiry date or left to spoil. 30 % to 35 % of global food resources are not consumed by mankind. This means, that resources worth over 1 trillion $ are thrown away, which indicates a high level of inefficiency within the food industry, especially if we compare it to other sectors.
Seeking change and new tasting experiences brings our society from one hype to the other. Ranging from Italian food, over burgers, sushi, poke bowl or Vietnamese cuisine, food trend phenomena keep on changing on a regular basis.
However, we have good news for those of you who keep on striving for thrilling their taste buds: Eating insects is increasing its popularity.