Feb 3, 2022
Episode 7: Bringing the food industry into the modern age
Food is one aspect of human life that brings us all together. After all, eating is a universally human experience, and great food is one thing we can all (mostly) agree on. But have you ever stopped to wonder how that medium rare steak arrived on your plate, or the journey that morning bagel took to reach your toaster? It’s important to stay educated about the social, cultural and environmental impacts of the food we eat every day, but many people are still in the dark about the global ecosystem of food.
In this episode of POV, Gil sits down with Dr. Irwin Adam, a creative scientist and food futurist who combines a background in engineering, biology and technology with his passion for exploring global eating futures. As the founder and creative scientific director of Future Food Studio, Irwin leads multidisciplinary teams and strategic foresight, reimagining how we interact with food at every level.
During the episode, Gil and Irwin discuss how we can reimagine the ways we interact with food, the history of the food ecosystem, and using technology to bring the food system into the modern age.