Edible Innovation: Sustainability Beyond Meat

From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara Cecchini of Future Food Institute — an ecosystem with a strong educational core that promotes food innovation as a key tool to tackle the great challenges of the future — introduces you to the faces, stories, and experiences of food makers around the globe. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new installments.

The definition of “hunger” is, in few words, a compelling need or desire for food. More specifically, it’s the feeling of weakness or discomfort that you get when you need something to eat. Hunger can lead to malnutrition and consequently to several physical side effects: weakened immune system, physical and mental stunting, increased risk of disease. Today, the problem some of the boldest food makers are facing is how to reduce it. Several are the factors that determine this phenomenon: to be really sustainable the “typical” diets need to be integrated with new foods, the so-called Super Foods: easy to produce and cultivate and with higher nutritive principles.

Insects, seaweeds, mushrooms are conquering their space, replacing part of the no-more-sustainable meat industry, reducing waste of water, raw materials and food itself. For example, SpirEat is an Italian startup. The way it is grown makes the difference, which is why SpirEat is more than a supplement: thanks to its delicate and pleasant flavor, it is the new ingredient for cooking. It comes from 100% Italian organic cultivation. Thanks to the natural drying…

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