Walmart entering your home to stock your fridge with groceries, Amazon dropping Whole Foods hauls at your doorstep via drone, plant-based meat that “bleeds”—if this is increasingly how we’re eating in 2017, what can we expect in 2020? 2050?
And given a growing world population and climate change concerns, which of these innovations do we actually need?
These are the big questions we’re exploring on November 3-4 at Food Loves Tech: our all you can eat and drink Industry City expo where you can test drive food technologies from field and sea to next gen frontiers. We’ll also have expert panels answering some of the most pressing issues facing our food supply including:
- How Should We Grow Food for the Future?
- How Can Tech Help Save Our Oceans?
- CRISPR, GMO or No: Genetics’ Role in the Food Supply
- High Hopes: Can Vertical Agriculture Help Us Produce More Food, More Sustainably?
- How Will We Buy Groceries in 2050?
- How Can Technology Help Make Us Better Home Cooks?
- From Online Reservations to Robot Chefs: What’s the Future of the Restaurant?
- How Can Technology Help Mitigate Food Waste?
- How Should We Design Food for the Future?
- Next-Gen Food and Ag Tech
- Four immersive zones—In the Field and Sea, In the Home, In the City and On the Horizon—where you can interact with presenters and their products. See how Edenworks are growing both fish and microgreens in Bushwick, test the future kitchen gadgets (we see you Vitamix and we know you hear us, Google Home) with the Feedfeed team, have a 4D VR cooking experience with Givaudan and more. See the full lineup on the website.
- A bazaar where some of the city’s best restaurants—oh hey, Gramercy Tavern—will be cooking up expo-only small plates with cutting edge ingredients. FWIW, you can also print your selfie on a cookie and eat it.
- A Friday evening “Future of the Cocktail” event (ticketed separately!) powered by Belvedere Vodka and showcasing who’s shaking up the beverage industry including countertop bartenders, wine pairing software, quality tracking sensors and beer brewing robots.
- A VIP food waste dinner presented in partnership with chef Winston Chiu of Bonbite, Feedfeed and Vitamix.
And of course we couldn’t do this event without our incredible partners: Industry City, AgFunder, Cool Hunting, Feedfeed, Food+Tech Connect, Great Performances, Mold, New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, FoodBytes! by Rabobank, Union Square Hospitality Group, James Beard Foundation and Food Tank.
Featured photo courtesy of Edenworks.