And finally… The Economist serves up a futuristic dish

And finally… The Economist serves up a futuristic dish

Eleanor Frere

Eleanor Frere

Have you just settled down for your lunch break and are getting ready to tuck in? So, what did you go for? Sandwich and crisps? A salad or some pasta? How about some artificial meat with a nice sprinkling of different insects for some extra protein and a side of 3D-printed red pepper hummus?

Certainly, this may not quite be everyone’s cup of tea – most Fireflies sincerely hope that regular hummus will still be on offer – but by 2050 these foodstuffs could be regular features on our menus. This is what The Economist believes anyway, and it has set out to explore the bizarre and delicious delicacies that we may well be serving up by 2050.

Thanks to a partnership with Snapchat and the use of AR we also won’t have to wait until then, as The Economist is now granting us the opportunity to try five future foods for ourselves right now.

Simply grab your smartphone, open Snapchat and scan the different Snapchat codes in this article or, if you’re already on your phone, just tap the Snap codes. It’s then a case of tapping on the red lens icon and voilà, dinner is served, right in front of your eyes!

If that’s made you hungry to find out more, why not give it a go?

Bon Appetit!

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