Can today's food industry and farming feed the future world population? This question underlines a very important dual issue, namely population growth vs. renewal of food resources. FoodFlix has been tackling this issue head-on for almost 20 years and is now about to solve it at last. Their responsible biology scientists have achieved a unique feat: they gave birth to a hexapod chicken. This hybrid, created by mixing ant and chicken DNAs, opens a new chapter in the history of food and will revolutionise the way we eat: welcome to the augmented food era where edibles are created to satisfy all your cravings. Synthetic lettuces, odour-free sprouts or shell-free oysters, together let's create the food of tomorrow.
Introducing ant DNA into chicken genome.
The global agriculture model has reached a point of no return: in the days of industrial and intensive farming, food production grows faster than world population, polluting and exhausting natural resources and not matching people's food demand.
Men and ecosystems simply cannot find a right balance within this model: growing GMOs means using more and more pesticides, which deeply affect biodiversity and ecosystems, making insects and plants resistant and drastically reducing the number of farmers.
The massive use of chemicals for farming and gardening leads to a worrying extinction of pollinating insects, though vital to crops: they are responsible for 35 percent of the world's food production. The decline of bees is a very serious and obvious sign that industrial farming is not a viable solution.