Across Regions

What can the potato teach us about tomorrow’s wonder foods?

In The Economist‘s podcast collaboration, “The Secret History of the Future”, The Economist’s Tom Standage and Seth Stevenson of Slate unearth curious tales hidden in the history of technology, and ask what they can tell us about the future.

The potato seemed strange and unappetizing when it first arrived in Europe. But it grew into a wonder food that helped solve the continent’s hunger problems.

Can its journey tell us what to expect from current efforts to replace animal meat with “societally healthier” meat alternatives made from plants, insects, or cells grown in petri dishes?

Go to this page of The Economist and follow the link to listen to the podcast