The types of food we eat will also change. “One of the things that will really be commonplace in the future is insects and insect powder,” says Gaye. Insects are plentiful, cheap, and full of protein. The United Nations—which advocates eating insects—says there are more than 1,900 edible species of bugs. Fried moth larva taste like cheese puffs, and crickets have a satisfying crunch, Gaye says.
But you don’t have to wait until 2030 for futuristic foods and cooking devices. Today, you can buy smart cooking and storage devices, 3-D food printers, and more (see "High-Tech Food and Gadgets").
Despite these changes, what will certainly stand the test of time is how important food is to us. “Food is the one thing we all have in common,” says Gaye. “It shows a lot about who we are, who we were, and where we’re going.”