As technology continues to evolve, personalization and connectivity seem to be key drivers to new products. This is true for how we interact with food as well. Sustainable Brands brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Could the ‘Internet of Food’ Revolutionize Personal Nutrition?”
3D printers just might be leading the innovations but it is still hard to imagine them producing edible products. Of course that hasn’t stopped specialized accelerator programs for food-focused technology startups from dreaming big. It might inspire memories of a Star Trek replicator, but automatic food scanners that can identify food items and their contents are not that far from reality. This technology would be particularly beneficial for consumers and patients with dietary conditions, i.e. allergies.
How technology will change our food and diet habits is yet to be fully realized, but it will be interesting to watch the process.
Melody K. Smith
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