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These trends can mean, for instance, that globally inequality has diminished – principally down to increasing prosperity in China – while it is growing within countries like the US, where inequality is at a level last seen a century ago as a result of the globalisation of the financial services industry that began in the 1980s and 1990s and allowed money to be moved across the globe.Read more Fertility and growth
No element of the future is more fundamental to human society than what people eat, argues food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye: “Food connects not just us as people, but everything in and about our world. What we are eating influences our behaviour, from how we socialise to everything in between. And every day we are voting with our wallets with what we buy.”Read more The politics of food
Another element of the food of the future is air – already used for filling out packets to make them look bigger, we can expect to see air used for making foods crispy which currently might have a slimy texture such as avocado or okra. From oxygenating water to specialist pure air facilities, air is a future ingredient.Read more The value of kindness