Principles, players, and predictions for the future of food on Mars and beyond
The food landscape outline above makes sense and paints a fascinating picture! In addition to food, we would need water, oxygen, temperature compatability, etc. EO Wilson is of the view that humanity will not be able to survive on another planet due to the complexity and interconnectedness of our relationship with planet Earth. What is your view on that?
Great article and lots of good resources. I personally think that the focus on replicating existing foods is overdone. Already, junk food companies are constantly innovating foods that don't look like anything in existence. Why not have a barbecue-flavored protein chip that has the ideal mix of essential amino acids, an addictive eating experience and all the goodies that meat has?
Before sending astronauts on a 2-year mission, they better eat the Mars menu on Earth, so that we know it doesn't kill them or create allergies. That will get them used to new foods, so it's not a sudden shock to say goodbye to pizza and oranges.