Date posted: August 24, 2016
By 2030 global demand for food will increase by 35%, as we feed an additional 1 billion recently born people and continue to feed many billions of existing people, many of whomt will thankfully have increased ready access to proteins and food.
This leaves us with a growing (pun intended) conundrum of having to provide more food varieties, to more people in more places, with less land to grow or raise it on, less water to irrigate it with and less people to tend and nurture it.
The maths just doesn't add up.
In our regular catch up Tony Delroy of ABC radio's nightlife and I take on this dile
Date posted: June 6, 2016
We're expecting 1 billion more humans over the next few decades, alongside a rise in the middle class from the current 2 billion to 4 billion in 2030 and a society that insists on live longer healthier lives.
These are all great things, but they are based on the ability for us to feed, house, clothe, educate and employ this growing band of people and in this weeks radio segments I explore the future of food to explore whether we will have enough food for everyone, if we do whether the food of 2035 bares any semblance to today's food and how might we be creating these foods.
Today's' reality, according to the UN, i
Date posted: March 14, 2016
Our supermarkets and wholesalers throw out food that is still edible, as use by dates reach their expiry and fruit becomes blemished, but in Sweden WeFood has opened a new supermarket that collects these foods and sells them at a 30-50% discount.
Volunteers collect produce from traditional supermarkets, importers, butchers, bakers and growers and sell them to both low-income shoppers and to anyone who is concerned about food waste.
A great solution to a food shortage problem that is rarely about food availability, but rather about a lack
Date posted: December 31, 2015
written by Jan Davis and reprinted from The Mercury
ANOTHER year has come and almost gone. By now, most of us should be over the traditional Christmas food-induced coma and may have made it off the lounge, ready for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
While we’re still focused on food, however, it’s a good time to have a look at what was popular on our dinner tables in 2015.
The surprise of the year would have to be the appearance of Nutella on trendy tables around the country. Wh
Date posted: November 27, 2015
reprinted from a feature article written by Sarah Wilcox for Chapel Street Precinct Urban sprawl is so five minutes ago. The Australian dream of a house on a quarter acre block is dead. Skyscrapers are moving to the suburbs. This progress is a double-edged sword that leaves us wondering: how might our future selves live?
Back to the FutureTo figure out where Melburnians might be headed, it helps to look at from where we have come. It’s the job of futurist Morris Miselowski to predict (with research and evidence rather than some kin
Date posted: September 29, 2015
On the back of an Australia.com article, Travel Weekly also featured my 2016 food and wine trends and came up with this:
From naked wines to savoury desserts, we unravel the food and wine trends that will grace our travel landscape in 2016.Aussies love food. They also love booze. Put the two together and you’ve got a recipe for tourism success. And while the current trends hover around fresh produce, pulled meats, cronuts and kale, 2016 is a differ
Date posted: September 28, 2015
I am honored to have my 2016 food and wine trends featured in Australia.com and for it to form the basis of an international campaign promoting Australia's great food and wine, so have a read at some of the mouth watering foods and wine we can look forward to in the next 12 months, and of course all made with wonderful Australian produce:
Date posted: May 1, 2015
Remember the local fish and chip store, Chinese restaurant, pie and sauce and chicko roll? Well, they like many other cultural norms, made way for their successor the mostly American hamburger and pizza format stores which 40 years ago heralded in a new way to eat-out and a new cuisine.
These store have done well and are still market giants and IBIS tells us that as of April 2015 McDonald's held 16.5% of the fast food marketplace and sold $2.35 billion last year. KFC and Pizza Hit, owned by Yum! Restaurants, held 10.1% and turned over $1.43 billion last year and Subway accounts for
Date posted: February 25, 2015
We will increase our global population from 7 billion today to 9 billion in 2050, Australia will move from 23.7 today to 40 million in 2050 and Brisbane from 2.2 million today to 4.2 million in 2050, there are huge implications in these population increases and one of them is the notion of work.
In a world that seems to be shedding jobs, where technology is evolving the way we work away from routine jobs to more specialised tasks and with industries literally disappearing before our eyes, how will we employ today's people let alone tomorrow's workforce.
Date posted: February 16, 2015
Bench-tops that turn into convection cooking tops. Weight scales that measure and guide you through the ingredient inclusions. Fridges that talk to your pantry and then let you know what you have and need and order what you don't and 3D printers that print food ready for you to eat, were all part of a Read More...