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Food of the future: Bugs, seaweed and vertical farms

Farms in the sky, meat gardens, and crunchy winged snacks — these could be food sources of the future, CBC science columnist Torah Kachur explains in a radio feature, Food of the Future.
A rendering by Toronto architect Gordon Graff shows the concept for how a vertical farm known as SkyFarm might appear in downtown Toronto. Vertical farms are being touted as a future food source. (Courtesy Gordon James Graff)

Farms in the sky, meat gardens, and crunchy winged snacks — these could be food sources of the future.

CBC science columnist Torah Kachur explores the tastes of tomorrow in a CBC Radio special, Food of the Future.

Kachur speaks with Memorial University entomologist Tom Chapman about how low-fat, high-protein insects could became part of a balanced diet, and even samples some cricket cookies. She also meets with an aquatic ecologist to find out more about "invasivore" food sources and discusses stem-cell meats and vertical farming.

Listen to the entire show by clicking the embedded audio player, or by visiting this link.