Apparently, life during a pandemic is eerily similar to living in a geodesic dome
It’s almost Christmas, but we wanted to take the last slot for celebrating foodtech and discuss the future of food.Two very special guests: Dr Sian Proctor, science outreach officer on the NASA HI-SEAS mission (The Mars simulation dome on Hawaii), and Dr Masatoshi Funabashi, researcher at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo and the founder of Synecoculture.Sian Proctor guided us through her Mars simulation journey, a 4 months program in which she realized - among other things - how important it is for astronauts to have food that not only satisfies their nutritional needs, but that also tastes good.One of the solutions would be focusing on freeze-dried food: the technique that we already use for producing instant coffee could indeed be the best way to prepare tasty meals on Space.Peas, corn, berries and even meat and cheese.Freeze-dried products that preserve their flavor and can last for 10 years.