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(BBC)   What will we be eating in 2032? If you said sonic-enhanced mini-livestock burgers, you could be so very very terribly right   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 99
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2012-07-30 04:40:52 PM  
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2012-07-30 09:08:22 PM  
Hey, blubber mouth, open up! I gotta get in there!
i396.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-30 09:14:46 PM  
www.burgerbusiness.com

Sonic-Enhanced Mini-Livestock Burgers
rchaybok.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-30 09:25:43 PM  
Better drink my own piss.
 
2012-07-30 10:10:18 PM  
In the year 2525, if man is still alive If woman can survive, they may find
 
2012-07-30 10:24:30 PM  
so, why did they exclude high rise factory ranches and farms?
 
2012-07-30 10:53:50 PM  
Sonic enhanced? I thought Taco Bell was the restaurant of the future.
 
2012-07-30 10:54:00 PM  
I thought we were going to eat everything in pill form, have conveyor belts everywhere, and drive flying cars.
 
2012-07-30 10:55:14 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Even their logo is futuristic!
 
2012-07-30 10:55:29 PM  
They should develop an algae to be deposited subcutaneously which would symbiotically provide us with photosynthetic nutrients to reduce the amount of caloric and vitamin intake required
 
2012-07-30 10:56:50 PM  
Mmm, hedgehog.
 
2012-07-30 10:56:53 PM  
"... sonic-enhanced mini-livestock burgers." Does that mean they will be Hedgehog burgers and will it involve freshly ground Ron Jeremy?
 
2012-07-30 10:57:16 PM  
I don't think my teeth will survive the vibration.
 
2012-07-30 10:58:25 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: They should develop an algae to be deposited subcutaneously which would symbiotically provide us with photosynthetic nutrients to reduce the amount of caloric and vitamin intake required


That'd be great...but I still want a rare steak now and then.
 
2012-07-30 10:59:11 PM  
"You're way off. Think smaller. Think more legs."
 
2012-07-30 11:00:15 PM  
Wake me when there's dehydrated pizza hut...
/it's so obscure, you'd find blue waffles before ths reference...
/not really...
 
2012-07-30 11:01:09 PM  
If the US didn't give food aid and food to other countries, would we really see much higher prices and be worrying about overpopulation? There would probably be closer to 3 billion people in the world instead of 7 right now.

/might sound mean, but deal with it.
 
2012-07-30 11:02:08 PM  
I, for one, look forward to the future's improvements in soy-based faux meats.
 
2012-07-30 11:03:28 PM  
www.moonbattery.com
 
2012-07-30 11:03:58 PM  
I'll be dead.

Anyway, the burger place Bourdain hit in NOLA today is killing me.

Link
 
2012-07-30 11:04:14 PM  
Considering how Sonic's been in some pretty sh*tty games of late, I wouldn't be surprised to see him flipping burgers down the road. He's a has-been in denial.
 
2012-07-30 11:04:23 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: They should develop an algae to be deposited subcutaneously which would symbiotically provide us with photosynthetic nutrients to reduce the amount of caloric and vitamin intake required


Couldn't we just boost the krebs cycle somehow? More efficient mitochondria or something?

/I am definitively not a scientist
//dur
 
2012-07-30 11:06:24 PM  
And they will taste like dispair...
 
2012-07-30 11:07:19 PM  
i245.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-30 11:07:29 PM  
Meh, I spent a year raising mealworms for food as a mini-experiment. They're good deep fried or in stir-fry. Deep fried, they have the texture of unflavored Cheetos.
 
2012-07-30 11:07:36 PM  
if it tastes anything like a Sonic burger, I see no reason to taper off my drinking to live longer
 
2012-07-30 11:09:40 PM  
Rats?
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-07-30 11:09:40 PM  

zulius: Wake me when there's dehydrated pizza hut...
/it's so obscure, you'd find blue waffles before ths reference...
/not really...


Not obscure at all McFly. And only 3 years to go.
 
2012-07-30 11:10:35 PM  
We need a good old fashioned PLAGUE to wipe out half of the worlds population to have enough for 2032.

Just being realistic.
 
2012-07-30 11:10:53 PM  
Is the question really "what will we be eating in 2032?", or is it "what will poor people in overpopulated countries be eating in 2032?"

You can have my bacon when you pry it from my cold, dead, morbidly obese hands.
 
2012-07-30 11:11:19 PM  

basemetal: [www.burgerbusiness.com image 361x516]

Sonic-Enhanced Mini-Livestock Burgers
[rchaybok.files.wordpress.com image 500x357]


Oh cool, they photographed that at the sign in front of the real jack-in-the-box headquarters.
 
2012-07-30 11:11:49 PM  
Taco Bell? Didn't they win the franchise wars?
 
2012-07-30 11:12:22 PM  
"Who looks at a burger and thinks, 'Ooh, this could be a little more sonic'?

sonicscrewdrivers.org

"What, you've never been bored?"
 
2012-07-30 11:23:30 PM  
I'd eat the lab-grown meat, but given how people responded to the "pink slime," that almost certainly won't be an option. Of course, neither will any of the other options in the article, which is kind of the point.

/no it won't result in improved behavior
//it will instead result in fingerpointing, and eventually all-out war, long before anyone starts seriously eating bugs
 
2012-07-30 11:24:13 PM  

PacManDreaming: Deep fried, they have the texture of unflavored Cheetos.


Um, what does the flavor have to do with texture?

/puffs or cruchy?
 
2012-07-30 11:25:12 PM  
I would say artificial chicken, steak and pork would really help. But not using Soy because that screws up a lot of people.
 
2012-07-30 11:27:16 PM  

All_Farked_Up: zulius: Wake me when there's dehydrated pizza hut...
/it's so obscure, you'd find blue waffles before ths reference...
/not really...

Not obscure at all McFly. And only 3 years to go.


I'll be ready, with my shades on.

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2012-07-30 11:31:28 PM  
Quorn and the like are the precursors of future food. Very soon they will perfect vat grown meat, fed on algae and nutrients. Some kind of fungus is likely to be the bulk of our protein soon.
 
2012-07-30 11:35:12 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: PacManDreaming: Deep fried, they have the texture of unflavored Cheetos.

Um, what does the flavor have to do with texture?

/puffs or cruchy?


The puffy kind.
 
2012-07-30 11:35:43 PM  
We should seed and harvest the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone with the algae we need.
 
2012-07-30 11:38:41 PM  
Stephen Fry on eating insects. Watch it all.
 
2012-07-30 11:42:11 PM  
Anyone who seriously believes a population growing the way ours is can survive on meat instead of on the food that we feed to the meat is high.
 
2012-07-30 11:42:41 PM  
I don't know about 2032... Will we still have soup kitchens then, or will the Republicans decide we shouldn't have them? I'm thinking that by that time, I will probably be eating at the soup kitchens on a regular basis, with some occasional dumpster diving just to throw in some variety.
 
2012-07-30 11:44:33 PM  
4 or 5 of us get together for a local butcher to divide up a side of beef every year or so.
Now I'm wondering how far out I can reserve a cow....
 
2012-07-30 11:48:09 PM  

Stoker: We need a good old fashioned PLAGUE to wipe out half of the worlds population to have enough for 2032.

Just being realistic.


I'm pretty sure we'll have a big World War before a plague. We're overdue for one...
 
2012-07-30 11:56:46 PM  
I predict that indoor gardening is going to get really big. We're going to start replacing lawns with Victory gardens. And pigeon is going back on the menu.
 
2012-07-30 11:59:18 PM  

freidog: 4 or 5 of us get together for a local butcher to divide up a side of beef every year or so. Now I'm wondering how far out I can reserve a cow....


[slight threadjack]
Buy a whole steer now, or at least in the next few months. The low corn and soy harvest this summer means ranchers and farmers are dumping their cattle, poultry and pigs into the market, so prices are low. Sometime before the holiday season prices will star rising sharply, though as the reduced supply is felt, and could easily climb 50% or more. If we have a decent crop next year, prices will drop back to normal, but if you've stocked up you won't even feel the price hike.
[/threadjack]
 
2012-07-30 11:59:57 PM  
I don't care so long as I can get it with bacon.

/they can take my bacon when they pry it from cold, dead, greasy, slightly pudgy hands.
//mmmmmm, sonic enhanced bacon.
 
ows
2012-07-31 12:04:57 AM  

bluenovaman: We should seed and harvest the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone with the algae we need.


you are so.....corexit
 
2012-07-31 12:08:15 AM  
Don't we already get bugs in most of our food?

And I'd be more worried about where we're going to get our water in 20 years.
 
2012-07-31 12:08:54 AM  

Coelacanth: I predict that indoor gardening is going to get really big. We're going to start replacing lawns with Victory gardens. And pigeon is going back on the menu.


Wait... back on?

/there's a large coop right next door
//tastes like chicken
 
2012-07-31 12:09:16 AM  
Ah ha ha ha! Silly subby! We'll be eating 3D printed filet mignon on Mars with raw materials space elevatored in daily from the asteroid belt. DUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 
2012-07-31 12:16:08 AM  
What we really need are those TNG replicators.

/Bacon without the heart stopping properties.
 
2012-07-31 12:21:28 AM  
Great, now we'll have to give laboratory "food farms" billion$ in subsidies too.
 
2012-07-31 12:21:46 AM  
We don't need more food. We just need fewer people.
 
2012-07-31 12:21:52 AM  
We'll be eating meat grown in vats before we are eating insects.
 
2012-07-31 12:22:44 AM  

Jackal_N: What we really need are those TNG replicators.

/Bacon without the heart stopping properties.


Synthebacon.
 
2012-07-31 12:27:19 AM  
Whatever it is, it will probabably have the word "creamed" before it.
 
2012-07-31 12:30:39 AM  

fusillade762: Don't we already get bugs in most of our food?


Yes. But we don't like to know that.
 
2012-07-31 12:37:50 AM  
Insects are good. Ever had deep fried silkworms? It's like eating really crunchy potato chips.
 
2012-07-31 12:48:36 AM  

Flakeloaf: Anyone who seriously believes a population growing the way ours is can survive on meat instead of on the food that we feed to the meat is high.


Which is why we should be feeding our meat food we can't eat ourselves. LIke hay and alfalfa and duckweed and crap (not literal crap, just stuff we don't otherwise eat).
 
2012-07-31 12:49:43 AM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-31 12:53:07 AM  

shanrick: In the year 2525, if man is still alive If woman can survive, they may find


STOP NOW.
 
2012-07-31 12:55:13 AM  

sendtodave:

Couldn't we just boost the krebs cycle somehow? More efficient mitochondria or something?


Why not just have ATP-ade? It's the next energy drink! It's what your cells use!
 
2012-07-31 12:56:41 AM  
you'll be eating whatever your credit level assigns as your government handout.
 
2012-07-31 12:58:15 AM  

Gyrfalcon: shanrick: In the year 2525, if man is still alive If woman can survive, they may find

STOP NOW.


In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, or say
Is in the pill you took today
 
2012-07-31 01:00:06 AM  
s3-ak.buzzfed.com
 
2012-07-31 01:01:09 AM  

fusillade762:
And I'd be more worried about where we're going to get our water in 20 years.


I, for one, have two wells on my property. If you get thirsty enough, come by, I'll sell you some.

Bugs. I've eaten them, and if you get your mind right, they're not bad. But it's an artform for me. I've really got to be in the mood. And it helps if you're hungry or if you've got to eat them or fail out.

/um, tasty cattail tubers and rinsed earthworms, wow that's good, Instructor. I've heard we do roadkill next week?
 
2012-07-31 01:02:32 AM  

wantingout: you'll be eating whatever your credit level assigns as your government handout.


The computer only assigns rations to troubleshooters of clearance Violet or higher.
Thank you, citizen!
 
2012-07-31 01:13:23 AM  

IXI Jim IXI: Dead for Tax Reasons: They should develop an algae to be deposited subcutaneously which would symbiotically provide us with photosynthetic nutrients to reduce the amount of caloric and vitamin intake required

That'd be great...but I still want a rare steak now and then.


And insect farms in the future will provide!

i50.tinypic.com

Gotta think big...
 
2012-07-31 01:21:43 AM  
Do I have to do all the work around here?

www.seefirstblog.com
 
2012-07-31 01:33:44 AM  
Think pink slime is bad? Cant wait to read the label at Walmart...70/30 no more than 30% insect
 
2012-07-31 01:38:22 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wait... back on?

/there's a large coop right next door
//tastes like chicken


Pigeons don't crow.
 
2012-07-31 01:39:05 AM  

erewhon: sendtodave:

Couldn't we just boost the krebs cycle somehow? More efficient mitochondria or something?


Why not just have ATP-ade? It's the next energy drink! It's what your cells use crave!


fixt
 
2012-07-31 02:32:10 AM  

zulius: Wake me when there's dehydrated pizza hut...
/it's so obscure, you'd find blue waffles before ths reference...
/not really...


Just wait 3 years and you'll have your dehydrated pizza hut.
 
2012-07-31 02:41:26 AM  
"bedee bedee bedee... Welcome to McDonalds."
www.hightechscience.org
t3.gstatic.com
Food Disks, Folks, and Fun.
 
2012-07-31 02:44:28 AM  
Last I checked the good ole US of A wasn't experiencing a huge population increase (unless you count uncontrolled immigration but even then not too bad). Same with most of Europe.

Seems like Africa and Asia are where the real rampant, mindless, excessive progeny boom is going on. Could be wrong. Anyways they're dirty and poor and not contributing an excess of food to the world. fark them, let them starve, and voila population problem corrected. Nature sucks but even humans have to live in reality, can't expand infinitely on finite resources so stop spewing out 3+ crotchfruit per couple.
 
2012-07-31 02:53:36 AM  
coming up next, the tails sandwich

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-31 03:07:54 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: They should develop an algae to be deposited subcutaneously which would symbiotically provide us with photosynthetic nutrients to reduce the amount of caloric and vitamin intake required


That's a great idea. You could mix the algae into a soy-based cracker and give it a snappy name...something like "soylin green", or "soylo lime"...something like that.
 
2012-07-31 03:23:12 AM  

numberonenoob: Seems like Africa and Asia are where the real rampant, mindless, excessive progeny boom is going on. Could be wrong. Anyways they're dirty and poor and not contributing an excess of food to the world. fark them, let them starve, and voila population problem corrected. Nature sucks but even humans have to live in reality, can't expand infinitely on finite resources so stop spewing out 3+ crotchfruit per couple.


Do you get that the reason they have so many children is because mortality is so high, right?

So, your post basically is just saying "fark the poor."
 
2012-07-31 03:39:24 AM  

sendtodave: numberonenoob: Seems like Africa and Asia are where the real rampant, mindless, excessive progeny boom is going on. Could be wrong. Anyways they're dirty and poor and not contributing an excess of food to the world. fark them, let them starve, and voila population problem corrected. Nature sucks but even humans have to live in reality, can't expand infinitely on finite resources so stop spewing out 3+ crotchfruit per couple.

Do you get that the reason they have so many children is because mortality is so high, right?

So, your post basically is just saying "fark the poor."


Their mortality used to be much higher. If there is a "progeny boom" it's thanks to the marvels of Western medicine which allow more babies to live past their 1st birthday. Back in the Olden Days, when we still had smallpox, rampant measles, mumps and scarlet fever, and no treatment for yellow fever and malaria, they had to have 12+ kids to ensure one or two would make it to adulthood.

So we need to take responsibility for that one. If we hadn't messed around with natural selection, populations globally would be much much smaller. Course, that means lots of dead babies, but it seems like the conservatoid mindset is okay with that.
 
2012-07-31 05:30:17 AM  
Seriously, only one Demolition Man reference?

People, the movie was SET in 2032!!!!!
 
2012-07-31 08:10:15 AM  

ows: bluenovaman: We should seed and harvest the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone with the algae we need.

you are so.....corexit


I was thinking fuel rather than food.
 
2012-07-31 08:22:45 AM  
Whatever it takes to stop the Red Robin commercials. Bastards aren't even 1000 miles within reach.
 
2012-07-31 08:52:08 AM  
Think Smaller with more legs
 
2012-07-31 09:43:21 AM  
For Shame, Farkers.

Mini-Livestock can only be:

www.topito.com
 
2012-07-31 10:09:41 AM  
Yeah, or maybe we could do something about overpopulation...

I'm betting on ocean farming for future food. There's lots of ocean.
 
2012-07-31 10:39:28 AM  

silverjets: We'll be eating meat grown in vats before we are eating insects.


You poor deluded little Farker you...

Meet the Cochineal bug This little insect is in red food coloring and has been in foods and dyes for hundreds of years.

Also the Lac beetles... the err... well the by-product we'll call it by-product of the Lac beetle makes a fine wood finish called Shellac but I wonder what other uses it might have? Hmmm You know that hard candy coating you get around oh say... skittles? Yep Shellac. Also did you know that when an apple is picked and cleaned according to FDA standards to be sold in stores it loses its shine during the cleaning process? So how do they get so shiny when you buy them? Shellac. Beetle by-product. Confectioners Glaze they call it. I wouldn't try using Shellac the wood finish on your doughnuts though. Confectioners Glaze and shellac wood finish start with the same product, Lac beetle excretion, but they are mixed with different things. One tastes yummy in cakes and candies and the other will murder you to death
 
2012-07-31 12:00:05 PM  
robotandghost.com
 
2012-07-31 12:15:54 PM  
I think what will be the most difficult part of eating, in the future, will be choosing between Hot Fun™ or Cold Fun™ for dessert.
 
2012-07-31 12:23:28 PM  

erewhon: fusillade762:
And I'd be more worried about where we're going to get our water in 20 years.

I, for one, have two wells on my property. If you get thirsty enough, come by, I'll sell you some.


Sounds great. How's your aquifer looking in the 20-year timeframe?
 
2012-07-31 01:22:26 PM  

ChiliCon: For Shame, Farkers.

Mini-Livestock can only be:

[www.topito.com image 500x562]


Yup, Came in here fer that one. Leaving satiated.
 
2012-07-31 02:55:15 PM  
img835.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-31 03:17:16 PM  

RockofAges: LaughingRadish: Gyrfalcon: shanrick: In the year 2525, if man is still alive If woman can survive, they may find

STOP NOW.

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, or say
Is in the pill you took today

[biffbampop.files.wordpress.com image 600x290]

I can smell a yeast cake forty mile off.

/Love this movie.
//Haters gonna hate.


what movie is this?
 
2012-07-31 03:41:52 PM  
stuffershack.com
 
2012-07-31 04:41:42 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: They should develop an algae to be deposited subcutaneously which would symbiotically provide us with photosynthetic nutrients to reduce the amount of caloric and vitamin intake required


Great idea. Enabling us to get fat twice as fast.
 
2012-07-31 06:04:00 PM  

jfarkinB: erewhon: fusillade762:
And I'd be more worried about where we're going to get our water in 20 years.

I, for one, have two wells on my property. If you get thirsty enough, come by, I'll sell you some.

Sounds great. How's your aquifer looking in the 20-year timeframe?


Spectacular. 20 years won't begin to deplete it.
 
2012-07-31 07:26:40 PM  
What if they taste really really good?
 
2012-07-31 11:16:40 PM  

DirkValentine: RockofAges: LaughingRadish: Gyrfalcon: shanrick: In the year 2525, if man is still alive If woman can survive, they may find

STOP NOW.

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, or say
Is in the pill you took today

[biffbampop.files.wordpress.com image 600x290]

I can smell a yeast cake forty mile off.

/Love this movie.
//Haters gonna hate.

what movie is this?


Gentlemen Broncos. So bad not even Fark liked it.
 
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