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Food in the future

Food is a very important part of our life and it has got a big impact to society. Food is different all over the world . Every country has special kinds of traditional food. Nowadays food is changing everywhere because of the globalisation and nobody cooks his or her own traditional meal at home .
People rather go to fast-food restaurants and this is one reason of the high percentage of obese people worldwide.

The population of the Earth is growing faster than the amount of food we can produce daily. We think that 20 years later from now humanity will need to find an other way to produce food. Chemical factories will take quite big part in everyday life and maybe they will have the leading position in the society of food industry. As far as the European Union is concerned maybe we must learn from the eating habits of eastern countries because nations like India have several ways to produce and not to waste the gifts of nature. People there eat everything what is edible and these are less advanced countries so there are no fast food restaurants or just rarely. Maybe these people are more healthy than people in the European Union or in the USA. The changes in life might change humanity's eating habitat too so maybe our “addiction” to tastes will disappear. A lot of people sometimes eat only for the taste of food and not for their general needs. Global warming and the overpopulation of the Earth causes the problem with our water resources so we think we will have to pay more for fresh water so maybe we will not waste so much water as like now. Nowadays we have our water from rivers and streams but twenty years later from now humanity may produce drinkwater from salt water with the help of modern technique. Concentrating nutritive elements will be also a popular way for humanity to eat because it is faster and cheaper so maybe pills will be the new fast-food.

We think that you will be able to eat any kinds of food anywhere any time and there will not be traditions at all.

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Authors: Anne Marie Roškar (Slovenia), Barbara Petrovič (Slovenia), Denisa Rábková (Czech Republic), Ferenc Polyák (Hungary), Karolína Mrazková (Czech Republic), Mateja Korent (Slovenia), Petr Heczko (Czech Republic), Thibault Desbordes (France)

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Jacques, Belgium

Well, I certainly hope we will still eat 'normal' food in 20 years. Chemically produced food with concentrated nutritive elements sounds more like a bad dream than a shiny bright future to me!

But I actually see things moving in a greener direction. Conserving our environment, consuming in a sustainable manner and eating regional products that are in season is more and more established as 'the way to go'. If there were more investment from governments, in particular the EU, in green agriculture and research & development, things could look even GREENER.

03.05.2013, 11:01 o'clock

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