Which 10 innovations in the food industry are making dining more sustainable and diverse?

1. Plant-based meat alternatives: companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have developed plant-based meat alternatives that aim to reduce the environmental impact of animal agriculture while still providing a meat-like experience.

2. Precision farming: using technology to crop production to optimize yield and reduce waste.

3. Vertical farming: a method of growing crops indoors using stacked layers to maximize space. This reduces the need for transportation and minimizes the use of water, pesticides, and fertilizers.

4. Smart packaging: incorporating technology in packaging to reduce waste, increase shelf life and provide clearer information for consumers.

5. Locally sourced food: sourcing ingredients locally reduces transportation emissions, supports local economies and promotes fresher and healthier food.

6. Edible packaging: using biodegradable and compostable packaging materials made from vegetables and fruits.

7. Food waste reduction: initiatives aimed at preventing food waste like donating unsold food, composting, and recycling.

8. Sustainable seafood: promoting sustainable fishing practices, supporting aquaculture, and choosing seafood that is sourced responsibly.

9. Tech-enabled supply chain transparency: the introduction of blockchain technology to trace ingredients from farm to plate.

10. Hybrid foods: new food products that combine different ingredients such as meat and vegetables to create healthier and more eco-friendly options.