Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why raise chickens for meat when you can just grow that meat in a lab without all the anti-biotics, environmental damage, and nuisance?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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From kale to cherries scientists are using CRISPR to create new kinds of foods

From kale to cherries scientists are using CRISPR to create new kinds of foods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Oddly if a plant could have evolved “that way naturally” even if you genetically re-engineer it then it’s not a GMO.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Vertically farmed rice opens the door to guaranteed food security in Singapore

Vertically farmed rice opens the door to guaranteed food security in Singapore

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Finally researchers have been able to grow a global staple crop in vertical farms and it opens the door for more and a food revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and materials are transforming all our foods and our eating experiences, and this is just another example of how.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Researchers turn plants into biological computers to grow better crops

Researchers turn plants into biological computers to grow better crops

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By turning nature into a biological computer researchers can get plants to do all kinds of things they could never do before and design better crops.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Major biotech breakthrough lets researchers grow plants without light

Major biotech breakthrough lets researchers grow plants without light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can grow plants without the need for light then it means you can grow plants anywhere and that they can keep on growing 24/7 which will increase crop yields.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future...

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At over 200,000 burgers a day this cultivated meat factory will be the world’s biggest

At over 200,000 burgers a day this cultivated meat factory will be the world’s biggest

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you don’t need animals to make meat you don’t need to feed them crops or water, deforest the Amazon, or figure out ways to eliminate their greenhouse gas emissions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future...

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Elephant, lion, tiger, and zebra steaks are on the menu thanks to lab made meats

Elephant, lion, tiger, and zebra steaks are on the menu thanks to lab made meats

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can take the cell from an animal and use it to grow meat in bioreactors then that cell can be from any animal – from T-Rex’s to Porcupines and Pandas … this is a food revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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Open Meals uses your biology to 3D print custom Sushi for each individual diner using

Open Meals uses your biology to 3D print custom Sushi for each individual diner using

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We talk about personalised medicine, but personalised food is also now taking on a whole new meaning …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Usually,...

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This lab grown Palm Oil is good enough to prevent the future destruction of the rainforests

This lab grown Palm Oil is good enough to prevent the future destruction of the rainforests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today most Palm Oil production requires the deforestation of massive areas of land to keep up with global demand, but in the future all you’ll need is a factory.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can grow crops sustainably in a vertical farm, or you can grow really expensive perfume ingredients with higher profit margins …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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This startup is literally trying to make juicy steaks out of thin air

This startup is literally trying to make juicy steaks out of thin air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think food from air is impossible, but thanks to space innovation it isn’t …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. While some companies...

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John Deere’s new autonomous tractor is automating farming all over again

John Deere’s new autonomous tractor is automating farming all over again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Agricultural jobs have been in decline for a long time, and now there’s more new tech on the block …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Hienz shows off the first ketchup from its Martian tomatoes

Hienz shows off the first ketchup from its Martian tomatoes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If astronauts on Mars have chips and burgers they’ll likely want ketchup too and now they can …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In...

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Futurist Keynote, USA: The New Normal and the Future of Food, Richs

Futurist Keynote, USA: The New Normal and the Future of Food, Richs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A revolution in how we produce food means that the UN’s predictions of future wars over food could be plain wrong …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s a hot summers day and you bite down on a plump,...

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Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is alot of controversy about using land for biofuel production, but the sea on the other hand …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The world’s hunger for energy is increasing...

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Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere, but extracting it and distributing it to the people who need it has often been difficult – until now. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today over 75...

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Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When things go wrong in the global supply chain it can be hard to find and fix the fault and recall the products, this improves the situation.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Scientists developed a device that enables two way communication with plants

Scientists developed a device that enables two way communication with plants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plants are a rich source of information – if you can communicate with them that is …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past couple of years I’ve seen scientists...

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