The problem of global food imbalance is imminent. Human food is mainly produced by animal husbandry and agricultural activities. There is one-third of the world's land is currently used for animal husbandry and farming. Animal husbandry not only produce carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases, which increasing the greenhouse effect. But also, the agriculture activities will damage the soil structure and quality, seriously damage the ecology of the earth.
Dr Kevin Kwok Wing-hin
, Associate Director of Research Institute for Future Food and Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, introduced the development and trend of future food on RTHK radio programme “Climate Watcher”. Dr Kwok indicated that there are currently feasible methods of making future food, such as freezing method, mariculture and hydroponic cultivation.
In addition, urbanites live a busy life and may lack nutrients such as calcium and iron in their daily diet. Therefore, Dr Kwok is studying on the research to add the nutrients into prototype foods which enables urbanites to absorb comprehensive nutrition in a single food. It is expected to develop organic and environmentally-friendly food in line with the goals of sustainable development.