Super rice and cricket snacks

Brown rice from The Little Rice Company, tortilla chips made from cricket flour and brownies that release sugar slowly.
Brown rice from The Little Rice Company, tortilla chips made from cricket flour and brownies that release sugar slowly.ST PHOTO: PHILIP CHEONG

The future is here, or just around the corner, when it comes to growing our steaks in labs, chowing down on enhanced breeds of super rice or snacking on crickets.

Eating meat grown in labs might one day become the new normal, replacing farmed beef. This, scientists say, might be a healthier option that not only dramatically reduces one's carbon footprint, but also does away with animal suffering.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Super rice and cricket snacks'. Print Edition | Subscribe