Why Don’t We Want to Eat Future Foods?

Thanks to overpopulation and man made climate change, global food stocks are running low. Enter the “future foods” – the gross, weird and wonderful things clickbait articles tell us will be on our dinner plate in ten years time. But there’s more to this debate than just eating worms.

We talk to the colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling (Sydney Living Museums) about how we didn’t use to be so squeamish. Then we meet researchers Janice McCauley (University of Technology Sydney) and insect farmer Olympia Yarger (GoTerra) about how hard it is to change our tastes. Finally, we speak to Judy Friedlander (University of Technology Sydney) about the mess we’re in.

The Algae products we tried were made by Venus Shell Systems based in Nowra, NSW.

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