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The great food disruption: part 4

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The great food disruption: part 4

Milk without the cow, meatless burgers that bleed, chicken and shrimp made from plant matter, and now foie gras without a force-fed goose in sight. A new food revolution enabled by science and biotech is brewing and, if it succeeds, animals will have little to do with the future of food. For some, that future looks rosy, but, as Dr. Rosie Bosworth writes in part three of a series, the implications for New Zealand’s agricultural sector could be less than palatable.

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As part of our recently published Technology Issue, 'Reality Check' – and inspired by Wired's recent fiction issue – we asked some talented friends of the Idealog family to examine the role technology could play in the future and created a special 20-page fiction section that was printed on beautiful Renoir paper supplied by B&F Papers. To add a technological element to these stories, we asked Booktrack, a New Zealand-born AI company that creates movie-style soundtracks for audiobooks, to help us out (to listen to all four stories and their soundtracks, mash your pointing device here). We will be publishing one of these stories online every week as part of Technology Month. But we enjoyed the stories in print so much, we wanted to ask our readers for some of theirs.

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Vend's Vaughan Rowsell knows things, wants things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In this first installment, here are five things he wishes New Zealand would do right now.

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Is modern tech the answer to teaching cultural understanding and acceptance? A business born out of AUT called Titan Ideas is using augmented reality and other mediums to teach the stories of different cultures around the world to children. Its founder hopes it will help preserve cultural stories for the next generation.

The great food disruption

Milk without the cow, meatless burgers that bleed, chicken and shrimp made from plant matter, and now foie gras without a force-fed goose in sight. A new food revolution enabled by science and biotech is brewing and, if it succeeds, animals will have little to do with the future of food. For some, that future looks rosy, but, as Dr. Rosie Bosworth writes in part three of a series, the implications for New Zealand’s agricultural sector could be less than palatable. 

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Brains don't lie - which is why University of Canterbury researchers are investigating brain scanning as a new way of determining if someone might be lying.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

Milk without the cow, meatless burgers that bleed, chicken and shrimp made from plant matter, and now foie gras without a force-fed goose in sight. A new food revolution enabled by science and biotech is brewing and, if it succeeds, animals will have little to do with the future of food. For some, that future looks rosy, but, as Dr. Rosie Bosworth writes in part two of a series, the implications for New Zealand’s agricultural sector could be less than palatable.