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Future Food Hack is a series of DIY kits that experiment with new forms of food as well as new ways of agriculture. It encompasses the different aspects of future food, including functional food, techno food, soilless culture, symbiotic system and microbial cultivation. It aims to create a dialog on the question: how do we envision feeding ourselves in the future?

DIY

DIY kits that encompasses the different aspects of future food.

Experiment

Experiment with new forms of food as well as new ways of agriculture.

Hack

Users are encouraged to construct their own versions of future food.

WHY FOOD? WHY NOW?

GROWING POPULATION

The world’s population will grow to more than 9 billion by 2050. The expanding human population may run up against environmental limit.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change will make farming harder to grow food in most places. Floods and droughts are expected to become more frequent.

CONSUMER DEMAND

Strong consumers’ desires to eat healthy have encouraged manufactures to think of additional ways to invent novel foods with health benefits.

INDUSTRY RESPONSE

Food manufacturers are now taking advantages of the results of single-nutrient research to claim that products containing the beneficial nutrient promote health.

NEW FOOD. NEW AGRICULTURE.

FUNCTIONAL FOOD

A functional food is a food-based product with additional function by adding new ingredients or more of existing ingredients.

TECHNO-FOOD

Techno-food is a food product with health benefits beyond the nutritive value of the food themselves by adding nutrients or subtracting undesirable components.

SOILLESS CULTURE

Soilless culture is the cultivation of plants in a solid, inert or non-inert medium instead of soil.

SYMBIOTIC SYSTEM

Symbiotic system is a combination the cultivation of two or more different living organisms.

MICROBIAL CULTIVATION

Microbial cultivation is a method of farming microscopic living organisms such as bacteria and mirco-algae.

Author

Jimmy Tang is a New York based multidisciplinary designer. He has a background in visual design and web development. He focuses on designing for social innovation through interactive media and creative technologies. He has a strong interest in edible design, biotech, citizen science and the maker culture. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design.

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