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What will we eat in 2040? Me-gan diet and anti-aging ice cream, maybe

Technology will guide people’s personalized diet recommendations by 2040, says a new report.

What will we eat in 2040? Me-gan diet and anti-aging ice cream, maybe
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Food is always evolving. We’ve all heard that the future menu may involve customized diets and robot chefs, and we can smell and taste our food before making the pick. 

According to Deliveroo’s Snack to the Future report, the future food trends are anti-aging ice cream, 3D printed lunches, me-gan diets, and more.

In 2040, personalized diets and meals could transform why, how, and what food people order and enjoy, with advances in AI accelerating the normalization of hyper-personalized food services, said the report. 

The report added that just as digital streaming platforms harness predictive tools and data analytics to understand what customers want to watch, personalized meal delivery services could start anticipating people’s dietary needs.

A me-gan diet is described as a hyper-personalized diet powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which Deliveroo predicts will go into full effect by 2040. Similarly, 3D-printed food will give consumers access to the exact texture and appearance they prefer. 

The report also lists breath prints, technology that will allow the user to receive insight into what type of food to eat based on a breath sample. Beauty products will also be edible, and there will be an option to dine from hormone-balancing and dopamine-driving menus. 

Alternatives to alcoholic products, dubbed “alt-ohol” in the report, will appear in the market for alcohol-free beverages that mimic the taste. Meanwhile, corn and maize products may compete with amaranth, an ancient grain similar to quinoa. 

Dinner parties with celebrities via virtual or augmented reality will become the norm. Consumers can also virtually dine in their favorite luxury restaurants from the comfort of their homes. Picky eaters also get a solution, with smart glasses that let them see the food they want instead of what they are having.

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