Foods of the Future

By Nora Doyle-Burr, "The Menu for the Future," November/December 2012

Learn about 3 innovations in food sustainability.

In the past year, biologists, food scientists and entrepreneurs have been working hard to envision the future of food sustainability. Here are 3 innovations that could transform the way we eat for the better.

Eat Your Yogurt Container

Like the skin of a grape or shell of an egg, WikiCell natural wrappings are either edible or biodegradable—think Greek yogurt wrapped in a strawberry husk or gazpacho balls with a tomato-like skin. By creating a compostable packaging product, WikiCell Designs hopes to bring about the “end of the plastic era in food packaging.”

Possible Impact: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States produced 31 million tons of plastic waste in 2010.

Expect It: Now. Spheres of ice cream coated in a shell of nonmelting chocolate packaging can already be purchased in Paris.

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