Scientists predict food in the new millennium

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Citation

(2000), "Scientists predict food in the new millennium", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2000.01730dab.007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Scientists predict food in the new millennium

Scientists predict food in the new millennium

The American Institute of Food Technologists has been making some predictions of the type of food we shall be eating in the twenty-first century. Dr Fergus Clydesdale, Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts envisages grocery stores lined with functional foods, colour-coded to correspond to genetic dispositions for chronic diseases. Dr Manfred Kroger, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University, suggests that perhaps food manufacturers will start using insects and earthworms as ingredients of food. They are a good source of protein, so why not put them on pizza or add them to snack foods, he asks. Dr Kroger also suggests that people will get their daily nutrients from pills instead of food. People will still want to indulge in their favourite foods but nutrient-dense pills may offset unhealthy diets or complement healthy ones.