Food out of electricity to fix world's hunger woes

Aug 01, 2017, 8:37 AM EDT
(Source: Tamaki Sono/flickr)
(Source: Tamaki Sono/flickr)

A team of Finnish researchers have developed a revolutionary system that produces edible protein powder from water, carbon dioxide, microbes, and electricity, an invention that could radically bolster the fight against global hunger.

The method relies solely on renewable energy and could be an ideal source of food in areas not suited for agricultural production, writes Futurism. The technology could also free up huge swaths of land currently occupied by agriculture.

The “Food from Electricity” system is independent of environmental factors such as rainfall or certain soil composition, thus offering a simple, cheap and renewable method of food production, notes Extra Crispy.