Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat by investigative reporter Larissa Zimberoﬀ is a survey of the effort to replace real food with technology-driven approximations.
These sometimes ultraprocessed and secretly produced foods may be cheered by consumers and investors because many are plant-based—often vegan. The hope is that they help address issues like climate change, animal rights, and dwindling natural resources.
Zimberoff explores issues such as whether these products are good for personal health, or simply change the resources required to produce food without further considering of environmental and social consequences.
In a field where specific technologies continues to evolve, this is a concise discussion of key issues that will have a lasting impact.