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Tomorrow's Food— Episode 2: Introduction (01:56)


Ocado is the largest and most high-tech shopping center in Britain. A group of experts will join Dara O Briain on a mission to locate foods of the future.

Edible Insect Farm (04:31)

Gram for gram, crickets have twice the amount of protein than beef. Jarrod Goldin discusses the efficiency of cricket farming. Chef Angela Hartnett joins Goldin and his family for a meal of crickets.

Ocado (04:40)

Jonathan Bomphray explains how Britain's high-tech food shopping center operates. O Briain bags a grocery order.

Futuristic Supermarket (04:21)

Displays combined with motion detectors identify the item the shopper is looking at and provides product information. A robot stacks apples. Dr. Shini Somara dons a pair of virtual reality goggles to shop online.

Food Fraud (02:31)

O Briain references the horse meat scandal and demonstrates the ease of misrepresenting cod. Most of us cannot tell the difference between cod, whiting, and haddock.

Combating Food Fraud (04:00)

Up to 10% of the food we buy has some type of fraud association. Prof. Chris Elliott uses technology to analyze products and identify substitution fraud.

SmartestCart (02:02)

The shopping trolley navigates the store, tells the shopper where to find items, offers purchasing suggestions, and operates as a self-checkout.

Sundrop Farm (05:32)

The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Chris Bavin visits a greenhouse farm in the South Australian Outback. Learn how the farm obtains water, controls temperature, and pollinates tomato plants.

Predictive Shopping (02:29)

Approximately 80% of items you buy from a grocery store are the same every week. Ocado collects purchasing information to predict future product requests and move grocery items.

Eating Experiment (03:57)

Somara participates in an augmented reality experiment that fools her into eating less. Placing meals on a smaller plate can make you eat less.

Lab Created Eggs (05:16)

Experts at Hampton Creek created a food from plant extracts that cooks and tastes like an egg and eggless mayonnaise.

Robo-Chef (02:11)

Robo-Chef can be programmed to precisely duplicate the actions of any chef; it currently models Tim Anderson's cooking style.

Robot Cooked Meal (03:18)

Chef Angela Hartnett tries on the sensors that record cooking movements for Robo-Chef. She eats crab bisque cooked in the style of Tim Anderson.

Anty Gin (01:06)

Ocado delivers one million products every day. O Briain tries a gin made with the essence of woodland ants.

Credits: Tomorrow's Food: Episode 2 (00:38)

Credits: Tomorrow's Food: Episode 2

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Tomorrow's Food: Episode 2

Part of the Series : Tomorrow's Food
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Ocado is one of Britain’s largest online food shopping centers. This episode, Dara witnesses its computer-controlled machinery at work as one million items are packed from a single location in a single day. Mechanical engineer Shini Somara visits a prototype supermarket where robots stack the shelves, whilst Chef Angela Hartnett eats a meal cooked by a "RoboChef"— a robot that precisely copies the actions of a chef. Shini also explores the future of dieting as she tries out experimental technology that could change the way people perceive food, helping them feel fuller faster. Also in this episode, Dara looks at how science is working to prevent food fraud, whilst in Canada Angela visits the world’s largest farm. This farm’s livestock consists of hundreds of millions of crickets. But although they are rich in protein and vitamins, is this really the food of the future? In Britain, Chris Bavin offers insect snacks up to the public to see if they’ll bite.

Length: 50 minutes

Item#: BVL124999

ISBN: 978-1-63521-841-1

Copyright date: ©2015

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