Dictionary of Food Terms in Science Fiction
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Author (Publication Date)

Animal-tissue Culture Vat
A means of producing artificial meat for food.

H. Beam Piper (1952)
Artificial Food
Food produced without soil, chemically.

H.G. Wells (1914)
Atomic Percolator
Make coffee with radiation.

Harl Vincent (1928)
Automated Restaurant - food from robots
Food is prepared and served entirely automatically.

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1912)
Autonomic Food-Processing System - untouched by humans
Technology allows food to be prepared untouched by human hands.

Philip K. Dick (1964)
Butcher Vegetable - a plant that grows steaks
A plant that grows steaks (protein).

Clifford Simak (1961)
Carniculture Plants - grow your own meat
Industrial plants that grow meat protein.

H. Beam Piper (1961)
Carniculture Vat - cultured meat
Technology to grow meat sans animal.

H. Beam Piper (1962)
Chemical Production of Food
Creation of food in the laboratory rather than in the field.

Mary E. Bradley Lane (1881)
Chicken Little - vat-grown protein
Very early reference to meat grown in a vat for food.

Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth) (1952)
Chicken meat sliced from a transgenic organism.

Margaret Atwood (2003)
Compact Food Pastilles
One small tablet is a month's worth of food.

Edward Page Mitchell (1879)
Concentrated synthetic food rations.

Philip Frances Nowlan (1928)
Crop Algae
Growing algae in tanks as a source of basic food stock.

James Blish (1957)
Dainties - tasty spheres
Flavor spheres artificially grown.

Isaac Asimov (1988)
Electric Menu
Ordering of food is automated, without waiters.

John Russell Fearn (1935)
A small pill used to turn ordinary water into a flavored beverage.

Isaac Asimov (1952)
Flavor-Fix Rheostat - perfect flavor every time
Technology makes sure that the flavor of automatically-produced food is perfect.

William Tenn (1951)
Food Brick - tasty cubes
Appropriate manufactured food for any species.

Larry Niven (1970)
Food Factory
Mechanized production of food by entirely artificial means.

Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat) (1931)
Food Preparation Machine
An automated device for the production of complete meals.

David H. Keller (1933)
Food Tablet - a pill for dinner
All of your nutrients in one easy-to-swallow form factor.

Harry Stephen Keeler (1915)
Gourmet Space Cuisine
The finest in French cuisine, in outer space.

Jules Verne (1867)
Home Termite Habitat
Edible insects raised fresh in your own kitchen!

David Brin (1994)
Growing food without soil, typically from water saturated with nutrients.

Maria Moravsky (1940)
A non-alcoholic beverage, but similar to wine.

George Parsons Lathrop (1897)
Food creation without soil.

Isaac Asimov (1988)
Microwavable Food - pre-packaged ready to heat-n-eat
Food that is prepared specifically for use in a microwave (high-frequency) oven.

Robert Heinlein (1948)
Mind Control Genetically Modified Food - by little people
Plants that are modified to produce specific combinations of flavors.

Robert Heinlein (1941)
Nutri-Matic - not quite tea
A drink dispenser that scans the person to determine what might go down well.

Douglas Adams (1979)
Nutritious Pellets
Food in pill form.

Arthur Bird (1899)
Oort Cloud Processor - fast food from outer space
An alien ship that processes Oort cloud into food.

Frederik Pohl (1980)
Poison Snooper - be careful, my Duke
A device that checked food and drink for poisons.

Frank Herbert (1965)
Pork Tree - long and lean
A plant that produces an analog to animal meat.

John Varley (1977)
Powdered Alcohol
Alcohol in non-liquid form.

Harry Harrison (1970)
A mutant algae that can be engineered to look and taste similar to normal food.

Philip K. Dick (1955)
Pseudoflesh - key to boneless meat
Meat (protein) that is produced apart from an animal; great steaks without rumination.

Frank Herbert (1969)
A microwave oven to heat food items quickly.

Robert Heinlein (1950)
Scop - the future of food?
Protein grown in bacteria-filled vats.

Bruce Sterling (1988)
Sparkers - tasty watts for aliens
A device used to deliver small amounts of electric current to chirpsithra, who use it for the same reason humans use alcohol.

Larry Niven (1984)
Spatial-Postal Card
Mail from home - that hungry soldiers can also eat.

Harry Harrison (1965)
Spook - programmable soda
A drink that comes unflavored in a container; twist the cap to add flavor.

Jeff Noon (1998)
A base material for synthetic food.

Leo Zagat (1932)
Synthetic coffee.

Philip K. Dick (1964)
Synthetic Food
Edible food for humans, grown in the laboratory.

David H. Keller (1933)
Synthetic Food Dispenser - before the Jetsons
A machine that could make whatever food you wanted from basic elements.

John W. Campbell (1934)
Synthetic Food Factories
Food production without soil.

Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat) (1931)
Synthetic Milk
Milk made without cows.

Philip K. Dick (1955)
Synthite Food - Artificially Flavored Solids
Compact food for space travelers.

John W. Campbell (1939)
Artificially produced meat.

Robert Heinlein (1950)
Vat Grown Meat - no animals harmed
Meat tissue for consumption, grown apart from an animal.

William Gibson (1984)
Vocalex Kitchen - auto eats
Voice command automatic kitchen.

William Tenn (1951)
Water Bulb
A zero-g way to enjoy water.

Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth) (1952)
Wine Pellets
Fine wine in convenient, dried form.

Nat Schachner (1934)
Yeast Steak
Growing custom strains of yeast as food.

Isaac Asimov (1950)
Yeast-Beast Machine - meat in vat
A device for growing meat in a vat.

David Brin (1994)
Yeast-Culture Vats
Using cultured yeast as the basis for food production.

Isaac Asimov (1953)

Related Science Fiction in the News

3D Printed Cheesecake Not Quite Food Replicator Quality
With each successive print, our model needed to incorporate more structural ingredients to minimize print failures
(re: Various, 3/13/2023 )
Porcine Fat Cells For 3D-Printed Whole Pork Products
'I grabbed two Syntho-Steaks out of the freezer...' - Robert Heinlein, 1950.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 11/7/2022 )
Microbial Protein Production More Efficient Than Crops
'It's the food situation I'm worried about...' - James Blish, 1950.
(re: James Blish, 8/13/2022 )
NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge!
What's your favorite science fictional space food? How about your favorite REAL space food?
(re: Various, 2/17/2022 )
XROOTS eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System
'He was used to the miraculously rapid growth of plants fed with a solution of minerals, but this was too much.' - Maria Moravsky, 1940.
(re: Maria Moravsky, 2/1/2022 )
Stellar Pizza Is A Pizza Robot That Comes To You
'No hand touched the food...' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912
(re: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 12/13/2021 )
Best Space Tacos Made From ISS-Grown Chilis
That's some spicy tacos.
(re: Various, 10/21/2021 )
Can We Grow Crops On Mars?
Does Martian soil require remediation?
(re: Gregory Benford, 6/1/2021 )
Rich (and Regular) People Should Stop Eating Meat, Says Bill Gates
'You can get used to the taste difference.' - Bill Gates, 2021.
(re: William Gibson, 4/27/2021 )
Autonomous Russian Greenhouse For ISS Wheat
'We saw the gardens, flooded with artificial sunlight, planted with everything imaginable, that supplied the necessary food.' - Harley S Aldinger, 1932.
(re: Harvey S. Aldinger, 4/9/2021 )
OK, NASA 3D Printer Of Food Not Yet Star Trek Food Synthesizer
Maybe not, but we're seeing definite progress.
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 9/27/2020 )
BlueNalu Yellowtail Might Be Your First Lab-Grown Meat
Vat-grown nigiri sushi?
(re: H. Beam Piper, 12/17/2019 )
Beijing HaiDiLao Robotic Hotpot Restaurant Now Flavored By Artificial Intelligence
'Kantos Kan led me to one of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus.' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912.
(re: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 8/15/2019 )
Plants of the Future - What Should They Be Like
'He almost choked in his astonishment. Mashed potatoes and brown gravy!' - Robert Heinlein, 1941.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/13/2019 )
Uber Eats Pairs Cars With Drones
Fresh grub? Let's hope they aren't delivering grubs.
(re: Denis Villeneuve, 7/27/2019 )
Alcarelle Synthetic Alcohol Like Star Trek Synthehol
Bottoms up!
(re: Harry Harrison, 5/1/2019 )
China Develops Taste Testing Robots
'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle...' - Anthony Boucher, 1943
(re: Anthony Boucher, 4/23/2019 )
Spicy Tomatoes Created With Genetic Engineering
How about mashed potatoes and brown gravy?
(re: Robert Heinlein, 1/11/2019 )
Shrimp Actually Made Of Algae Is A New Wave Food
Bring in that crop algae.
(re: James Blish, 1/5/2019 )
Nova Meat Can 3D Print Your Dinner
Printing out chicken nuggets.
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 12/13/2018 )
Farming In Space Starts With Mycorrhiza
'The inner leaves were beginning to curl faster than the outer leaves.' - Robert Heinlein, 1949.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/14/2018 )
Electronic Tongues Will Rule The Kitchen
'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle...' - Anthony Boucher, 1943
(re: Anthony Boucher, 5/21/2018 )
Mass Production Of In Vitro Meat From One Sample
They're Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing
(re: Larry Niven, 4/27/2018 )
Mealworms Food Of The Future
Get your grubs on.
(re: David Brin, 2/1/2018 )
Self-Driving Domino's Pizza Car
Yes, but can it negotiate entry at your Burbclave?
(re: Various, 1/4/2018 )
Mmm, Tasty Duck From A Petri Dish
'Laboratories in every city had produced synthetic food and meats, grown in large test tubes...' - David H. Keller, 1933.
(re: David H. Keller, 10/20/2017 )
Eden-ISS, Greenhouse In Antarctica
'With this kind of light we could get the gardens going again." - Barbara Humbly, 1983.
(re: Barbara Hambly, 9/12/2017 )
Pangorin Restaurant Service Robots
What'll you have? Jawa juice?
(re: George Lucas, 6/4/2017 )
Chowbotics Salad Robot, Sally
'... gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus.' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912.
(re: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 3/18/2017 )
Tomatoes From Sun And Seawater
'Hydroponics. Gotta almost do it, if I'm going way out to Mars without much supplies.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1961.
(re: Raymond Z. Gallun, 9/29/2016 )
In Vitro Meatballs For SciFi Spaghetti
'Large laboratories in every city had produced synthetic food and meats, grown in large test tubes..." - David H. Keller, 1933.
(re: David H. Keller, 7/15/2016 )
7-Eleven Drone Delivers Chix Sandwich And Slurpee
'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 7/5/2016 )
SuperMeat - Crowdfunding Pohl/Kornbluth's Chicken Little
'Chicken Little, who would be sliced and packed to feed people from Baffinland to Little America.' - Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
(re: Pohl - Cornbluth, 7/1/2016 )
Martian-Grown Food Might Be Fine
'I don’t want to come off as arrogant here, but I’m the best botanist on the planet.' - Andy Weir, 2014.
(re: Andy Weir, 6/30/2016 )
3D Printing Dinner
'The food slot gave him flat reddish-brown bricks.'- Larry Niven, 1970.
(re: Larry Niven, 3/11/2016 )
First Flower Grown In Space Is Edible
Yeoman Rand, admire the flowers, please.
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 1/16/2016 )
Nima Portable Gluten Tester
'... the unobtrusive inspections with tiny remote-cast snoopers...'- Frank Herbert, 1965.
(re: Frank Herbert, 12/27/2015 )
Can Bacteria Provide Food In Space?
At least the scop was improving... - Bruce Sterling, 1988.
(re: Bruce Sterling, 12/16/2015 )
NASA Wants To Grow Potatoes On Mars
Will Martian potatoes turn out to be red skins?
(re: Andy Weir, 12/15/2015 )
Cool Chaac Ha Dew Collector Video
'The surface condenses moisture out of the air...' - Frank Herbert, 1965.
(re: Frank Herbert, 9/6/2015 )
Chaac Ha Dew Collector ala Dune
'The surface condenses moisture out of the air. That moisture trickles down...' - Frank Herbert, 1965.
(re: Frank Herbert, 8/27/2015 )
Tasty Space Lettuce!
Having tested, we tasted.
(re: Gregory Benford, 8/7/2015 )
Underwater Balloon Gardens
'He puffed heavily as he angled around the bulbous lifezones...'- Gregory Benford, 1989.
(re: Gregory Benford, 6/21/2015 )
Do Mutant Chickens Offer 'Maximum, Diabolical Meatiness'?
'They've got ones that specialize in drumsticks too...'- Margaret Atwood, 2003.
(re: Margaret Atwood, 6/3/2015 )
Vat-Grown Burgers Getting Cheaper
'They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. ' William Gibbons, 1984.
(re: William Gibson, 5/24/2015 )
Electronic Tongue Knows Beer Better Than You
'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle.'- Anthony Boucher, 1943.
(re: Anthony Boucher, 5/22/2015 )
Israeli 'Food Replicator' Inspired By Star Trek
Any food you like, instantly!
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 5/9/2015 )
Ground Control Space Beer
Ninkasi Brewing Co. has its own space program. I'm impressed.
(re: Michael Crichton, 4/7/2015 )
Foodini 3D Printer
''...Food slot gave him flat reddish-brown bricks.'- Larry Niven, 1970.
(re: Larry Niven, 11/20/2014 )
Sample The In Vitro Meat Cookbook
'I grabbed two Syntho-Steaks out of the freezer...'- Robert Heinlein, 1950.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/14/2014 )
A Bloody Rare Vegan Burger
An Impossible Food, indeed.
(re: Various, 10/9/2014 )
Baidu Kuaisou Dune Poison Snooper Chopsticks
'Unobtrusive inspections with... snoopers... Will it be chaumas - poison in the food?'- Frank Herbert, 1965.
(re: Frank Herbert, 9/12/2014 )
3D Printed Space Pizza For Astronauts
Put those butcher knives aside, and let me save that meal!
(re: Various, 8/30/2014 )
Mometum Machines Burgerbot
'One of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus...'- Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912.
(re: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 8/10/2014 )
Survival Seed Vault Low Cost Life Bank
'They existed in the Life Bank, as did virtually every plant...'- John Varley, 1977.
(re: John Varley, 7/30/2014 )
Palcohol Powdered Alcohol - Try Or Ban?
'I had a small can of powdered alcohol disguised as tooth powder...' - Harry Harrison, 1970.
(re: Harry Harrison, 7/19/2014 )
Remotely Operated Gardening Rover - Student's Space Agricultural Robot
'There were things growing all over the place, not just in some domed enclosures blasted some millions of miles out in to space.'
(re: Various, 7/7/2014 )
Are Human Settlements On Asteroids Possible?
'Here on Vesta... the interior of this five-acre greenhouse was the one most desirable place to be.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1953.
(re: Raymond Z Gallun, 6/14/2014 )
NASA Harvests Lettuce On ISS
First we test, then we taste.
(re: Gregory Benford, 6/7/2014 )
3D Printed Food Served In German Nursing Homes
'The food slot gave him flat reddish-brown bricks.'- Larry Niven, 1970.
(re: Larry Niven, 5/28/2014 )
Ooho Water Bulb (Or Blob) Replaces Horrific Plastic Bottles
'I held up my bulb of water ... visibly there was water missing.'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
(re: Pohl and Kornbluth, 4/21/2014 )
AeroLife Inhalable Food Powder
'Now shall the brutal murdering of fellow animals and brother vegetables forever stop...'- Edward Page Mitchell, 1879.
(re: Edward Page Mitchell, 2/1/2014 )
Harvest-Time On The International Space Station
We will come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
(re: Gregory Benford, 1/30/2014 )
Haute Cuisine On International Space Station
'The gas gave sufficient heat for the culinary apparatus…'-Jules Verne, 1867.
(re: Jules Verne, 12/10/2013 )
Pasona Office Building Is An Urban Farm
To what extremes of temperature and humidity would you accede in order to be more green?
(re: Pohl and Kornbluth, 8/19/2013 )
Plantscraper From Plantagon
'A towering eighty-story structure like the office "In-and-Out" baskets stacked up to the sky.'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
(re: Pohl and Kornbluth, 8/4/2013 )
The Most Expensive Burger Ever Made?
'the carniculture plant where any kind of animal tissue we wanted was grown--Terran pork and beef and poultry...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962.
(re: Various, 7/28/2013 )
Hungry? Grow Nutritious Insects At Home
'...I balked when my wife served me termites.'- David Brin, 1994.
(re: David Brin, 6/14/2013 )
Iceberg Harvesting Off Newfoundland's Coast
'Five hundred billion gallons worth of Antarctic iceberg had been towed into Santa Monica Bay.'- Pournelle and Niven, 1981.
(re: Pournelle and Niven, 6/5/2013 )
NASA Supports Pizza Printer
Is it extra with printed pepperoni?
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 5/20/2013 )
Never Eat Food Again - Just Soylent
'It is nourishment in the only rational form.'- Edward Page Mitchell, 1879
(re: Edward Page Mitchell, 3/26/2013 )
Space Food, Canadian Style
'The Oort cloud was made up of millions of megaton-sized servings of chow.'- Frederik Pohl, 1980.
(re: Frederik Pohl, 3/13/2013 )
Noodle-Shaving Robot Army Invades China
'One of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus...'
(re: Anthony Boucher, 9/3/2012 )
Cocoagraph Edible Photos Like Spatial-Postal Cards
'Before Bill's startled gaze... the card was starting to swell.'
(re: Harry Harrison, 8/12/2012 )
The KEN Diet - Eat Nothing And Love It!
So, are you thinking of Jem'Hadar or Meks?
(re: Jack Vance, 3/14/2012 )
Meat Farm Like Matrix, Daybreak And Blade - But For Chickens
I think this is an idea whose time has come... more than once.
(re: Various, 3/2/2012 )
Lab-Grown Burger $345K
Soon, you'll be able to have it your way.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 11/13/2011 )
Grow Cultured Meat In A 'Carnery'
It takes from 3 to 8 pounds of nutrient to create just one pound of meat; we can do better.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 2/1/2011 )
Kiosk Looks At You, Then Decides On Your Meal
Machines will tell you what to eat, just by looking at you.
(re: Douglas Adams, 1/22/2011 )
Prototype Lunar Greenhouse
Interesting concept from the University of Arizona; Robert Heinlein went a bit further in his thinking, particularly from the standpoint of recycling.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 9/19/2010 )
MIT's Cornucopia Digital Robotic Food Concept
Digital food the modern way. In concept, at least.
(re: John W. Campbell, 7/25/2010 )
Tempwave: Raytheon Plowshares Energy Weapon
'They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.' And their energy weapons into grape-warmers?
(re: Philip K. Dick, 6/30/2010 )
Unilever Smile-Based Ice Cream Vending Machine
Smile! You're about to get some ice cream from this face-recognition, proximity detecting, smile-measuring vending machine.
(re: Douglas Adams, 6/27/2010 )
Kebab Robot Hyperslicer
This robot carves flesh with the best of them.
(re: Various, 3/28/2010 )
Petri Dish Pork Lookin' Purty Good
Ah, just cast your eyes upon this tasty photomicrograph of pork-in-a-dish.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 1/18/2010 )
Subway Outlet Will Climb To 105th Floor
You're building the 105th floor of a building, and you're looking for some lunch. Oh - there's a Subway!
(re: Various, 1/13/2010 )
Sushi In Space!
And I still remember Tang fondly. But now, I can go to a nice restaurant and have a meal like the astronauts.
(re: Jules Verne, 12/22/2009 )
Will In-Vitro Meat Change Our Lives?
IVM is one of those sfnal futures that seems to be getting closer and closer.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 11/18/2009 )
Electrolux Moléculaire 3D Food Printer
This video shows a design concept that is entirely possible, based on current technology.
(re: Various, 8/27/2009 )
Beaker Burgers From In Vitro Meat
All around the world, scientists are racing to be the first to produce meat in a vat. No waste materials to be cut away. Just the burger - in a beaker.
(re: Pohl and Kornbluth, 8/2/2009 )
Let's Pizza Robotic Pizzeria
More tasty food made by robotic minions is on the way; take a look at the video to see if Let's Pizza meets your standards.
(re: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 5/19/2009 )
Machine Dispenses Snacks When Economy Goes Bad
This device responds to bad economic news by dispensing comfort food. Would HAL have done better to offer Dave Bowman some nice snacks rather than a stress pill?
(re: Arthur, 5/4/2009 )
Robots Should Replace Cafeteria Ladies, Say Students
School children across the US are demanding an end to fallible cafeteria ladies - and a bold future of robot chefs! With videos.
(re: Anthony Boucher, 5/3/2009 )
Green Box 'Futuristic' Pizza Box
Take a look at the video showing how to use this attractive, recyclable pizza box. But futuristic? I think Snow Crash has set the standard for the smart pizza box.
(re: Neal Stephenson, 5/1/2009 )
On-Orbit Space Coffee Cup
Of course, you'll also want to know whether or not adding sugar and/or milk affects the surface tension of your coffee. By astronaut Donald Pettit.
(re: Larry Niven, 2/26/2009 )
Sweet Potatoes In Space Questioned By Niven Fans
This apparently innocent story of research into foods that will grow in space may have an sfnal side, especially for Niven fans.
(re: Larry Niven, 2/24/2009 )
BaR2D2 Mobile Bar
Nifty DIY project by Jamie Price would also look good on Jabba's sailbarge.
(re: George Lucas, 2/15/2009 )
Waterproof Sand Could Green A Desert Planet
It won't be easy to coat each grain of sand in a desert, but hard tasks need hard ways. My legions of Fremen will be using very small brushes.
(re: Stanislaw Lem, 2/5/2009 )
Space Beer In (Very) Limited Distribution
What might have happened to that barley on board the ISS? Only thirty lucky couples will find out.
(re: Various, 12/2/2008 )
Earth Now Needs Agricultural Worlds
SF writers pondered this problem a generation ago, and came up with the answer.
(re: Isaac Asimov, 11/2/2008 )
Terminator Seeds Deployed To Iraq
Order 81 provides the authority to require Iraqi farmers to use genetically altered seeds that do not produce naturally viable offspring.
(re: Jack Vance, 10/25/2008 )
Fictional Foodstuffs: The Snacks Of Science Fiction
Does food play an important role in science fiction books and movies? I've got my list.
(re: Various, 9/30/2008 )
Odor 'Map' May Lead To Digitized Smells
Will the mystery of scent be revealed? The smell of victory is in the air.
(re: Aldous Huxley, 7/30/2008 )
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant Review And Video
I wrote an article on this unique restaurant several years ago, but I recently ran across more information.
(re: Jack Vance, 7/23/2008 )
Space Agriculture For Long-Term Space Exploration
Canadian researchers seek to find another great achievement like the Canadarm by providing sustenance to astronauts on long trips.
(re: Gregory Benford, 7/17/2008 )
Giant Space Vegetables Now On Earth!
The seeds for this monster harvest spent time - maybe too much time - in low Earth orbit.
(re: Gregory Benford, 5/16/2008 )
In Vitro Meat Symposium - Try The Veal!
European scientists are determined to get that enormous meat vat up and running; they're giving a great price per ton for vat-grown meat.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 4/15/2008 )
InVitroMeat Foundation
Nothing like meat fresh from the vat - this foundation is organizing to make it a reality.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 3/24/2008 )
Electronic Taster Has A Nose For Coffee
There are more than 1,000 different volatile chemicals that create the taste and aroma of coffee. Can a machine equal human judgement?
(re: Ray Bradbury, 2/21/2008 )
Robot Chef Makes Octopus Balls
It's time to take those robots off the assembly line, and put them to work making dinner!
(re: Anthony Boucher, 2/8/2008 )
Automated Restaurant Uses Gravity Feed Rail System
Nifty gravity feed system eliminates those pesky waiters - should you leave gravity a tip?
(re: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 8/28/2007 )
Imagine The Pizzamato
Here at least is a nice picture of what genetically modified food should really be like; Heinlein pictured it first, though.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/13/2007 )
International Space Station To Get Japanese Take-Out
The menu on the International Space Station is about to get a lot more interesting.
(re: Various, 6/28/2007 )
Tiny Portable Biosensor Detects Contaminants In Food
Frank Herbert calls it once again; finally, we're starting to get our remote-cast snoopers.
(re: Frank Herbert, 5/19/2007 )
Sweet Wheat - No Sugar Added
New development in plants means no more teaspoons full of sugar for your morning cereal.
(re: Various, 12/18/2006 )
My Spoon Robot On Full Auto
This is a great addition to the assistive technologies now available commercially. It also poses a danger to Americans.
(re: Various, 12/4/2006 )
Space Yogurt Now Available On Earth
Awesome orbital survival-of-the-fittest foodstuffs now available in Japan.
(re: Various, 10/1/2006 )
Diet Monitors Based On Chewing Sounds
Soon, it may be possible to do away with those cumbersome daily food logs or other diet monitoring aids.
(re: Various, 6/19/2006 )
Hyperactive Bob Fast Food Management Robot
Terrifying short story comes to life; everyone who works for someone else should read this story.
(re: Marshall Brain, 6/16/2006 )
Programmable Soda - Ipifini's Choice-Enabled Packaging
SF short story nails this one; and it looks like a good consumer product.
(re: Jeff Noon, 3/26/2006 )
Cultured Meat Straight From The Vat
Science fiction fans - start your grills! Two new techniques of tissue engineering may lead to affordable production of lab-grown, cultured meat for human consumption.
(re: H. Beam Piper, 7/6/2005 )
RFID-Maki: Easy Payment Sushi
In Japan, eating and automation go together like, well, like raw fish and rice.
(re: Harry Harrison, 8/12/2004 )
Combat Feeding: Just Add Water - Any Water
Soldiers in the field carry their own food; one day's supply weighs about 3.5 kilograms. However, remove the water, and it only weighs 0.4 kg. But where can you find potable water in the field?
(re: Neal Stephenson, 7/21/2004 )






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