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future of food

It's 2016, So Where Are All the Meal-Replacement Pills Already?

As far back as the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, people were speculating and writing about the inevitable arrival, one day, of a food pill that would replace conventional meals.
Alex Swerdloff
the future of food

What’s the Destiny of Our Food Supply? We Asked a Food Futurist

The Institute For the Future in Palo Alto, California is home to a few invaluable human beings who have to come up with feasible solutions to combat any crises that the future may bring. We spoke to their "food futurist."
Javier Cabral

This Kebab Bot Will Precision Cut Your Döner Dinner

Hakan Gorenli, the owner of a kebab takeout in North London, reports 99 percent customer satisfaction.
Emiko Jozuka

Soylent's Real Plan: Replace Food With Algae

"Based on my calculations a single 100k sq ft warehouse could produce enough Soylent to feed all of Los Angele​s."
Brian Merchant

The $200 Hydroponic Greenhouse You Control With a Smartphone

Suggested slogan: 'Use your phone to grow your own.'
Brian Merchant

The Guy Who Wants to Sell Lab-Grown Salami Made of Kanye West Is "100% Serious"

"Each salami will have roughly 30% celebrity meat and 40% lab-grown animal meats," a representative of BiteLabs says.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Soylent Officially Has a Nutrition Label

According to the food testing lab, it's actually really healthy.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

The Man Who Never Has to Eat Again Will Take Your Questions Now

Hey, Internet: Got questions for Rob Rhinehart, CEO and inventor of Soylent? Well, ask away.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Trailer: Life After Food

How I lived on nothing but Soylent, the futuristic food replacement, for 30 days straight.
Brian Merchant

This Man Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again

You know what's an complete waste of time, money, and effort? Eating. I mean, wouldn't you rather just ingest a tasteless form of sustenance for the rest of your life and never have to go through that tedious rigmarole of opening and eating a...
VICE Staff
food politics

What Happens When the Food Runs Out?

By the second part of this century wars won’t be fought over land or oil, but rather food. Or more specifically, the lack of it.
VICE Staff