Trouble in the High-Rise Hothouse
Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere — maybe even in your home.
The “Clean Meat” Industry Has a Dirty Little Secret
Manufactured meat may be safer and better — but first, producers need to get rid of the icky ingredients.
Meat Doesn’t Grow on Trees—But Maybe It Could
What if your steak came from the greenhouse instead of the slaughterhouse?
Tiny Food Factories
These startups are brewing up ways to save seafood, turn gas into protein, and make dairy alternatives less gross.
I Have Mixed Feelings About the Robot That Cooked My Dinner
The idea of a restaurant where a machine does the work of human hands made me cringe. Then I tried it.
The Bugs that Give Wine Its Flavor
Can sequencing a vineyard’s microbiome make it possible to reverse engineer a fine wine?
Will You Eat CRISPR Produce?
Gene editing will make plants hardier and healthier. Hopefully people won’t freak out.
Lab-Grown Dog Food Is First Step to a Clean Meat Empire
This startup’s founders eat their own kibble—and they plan to feed you someday too.
So Should I Eat Apples, or Not?
Two different microbiome tests give me conflicting dietary advice. Only one lets me verify the science behind it.
Are You a Wizard or a Prophet?
A new book argues that technology and environmentalism clash. But that’s not a useful way to think about the future.
When a Double-Chocolate Brownie is Better for You Than Quinoa
A $299 microbiome test from DayTwo turns up some counterintuitive dietary advice.
6 Amazing Things to Watch in Synthetic Biology
Teleported molecules, custom genomes, and other innovations that will deliver on the technology’s biggest promises.