When we think about the future, we often go to the typical place, flying (or self-driving) cars and robotic servants; technology that enables us to enjoy life more. Not enough of us think about what we’ll be eating, or where it’ll come from. But, we should be. Current agricultural practices are stripping the Earth’s topsoil of minerals needed to produce crops. UN officials say that in 50 to 60 years, our soil won’t be viable for farming. Scary stuff.
FoodX, the #1 Food Innovation Accelerator in the world, partners with early stage companies from across the entire food supply chain to tackle the issues related to the future of our food. We paid a visit to FoodX 6 last week and saw a glimpse of things on the horizon. From “Ag-tech” (agricultural technology, you’re going to hear a lot more about this in the upcoming year) that enables faster, cheaper soil testing, to new sustainable food sources, to addressing child peanut allergies (which has forced many grade schools to become peanut-free zones), the FoodX startups are doing something about the future of our food. We ALL eat. Take a look at what these forward-thinking food companies could bring to bear.