In this article, i ll try to find a way to change what we eat and i will tell you what i’ve learned so far about our food but first i want to thank you the community Trybe, the only community where i’m engaged.

Everywhere around the world we can hear the story about the 10 Billions in habitants on earth in 2050, and how we can feed all this people ? As we have already more than one billion of us living hungry! 

The agriculture is now killing the biodiversity, we are putting in our mouth almost 99% of food with pesticides, this same pesticides and chemicals ”are not dangerous at this level for the health of humans”, said the gov’s, said the farmers corporations, so it’s cool if gov’s told us that this food is safe, of course! you can eat it.

Animals products is consuming by humans since all the time, and was essential for the brain development. We need vitamin B12 who is found only in products from animals reign! The last century, meat loose more than 50% of theirs good nutrients in.

It’s why now we are eating more meat than necessary and more of everything. The industry push us to always buy more and more kg of foods, with less and less good nutrients for us.

Fat and undernourished

During the two last centuries, agriculture and industry has increasing the production level and reduce the price of foods, but at which cost? the quality of our food was never so nutrient less in the history!

It’s time to take part of the changes!

While a peach was enough in 1950 to absorb a good ration of vitamin A, it would be necessary today to eat 26 !

Vitamin A : 1 peach of 1950 = 26 peaches of 2016

Since 1950, researchers have measured the nutritional content of food. In 1950 , eating a banana, an orange and a peach, was enough to provide the “Reference daily intake” (RDI) of a person in vitamin A. Today, given the nutrient levels, it would take 5 bananas , 10 oranges, and 26 peaches to get your dose of vitamin A!

Our diets are already low in nutrients. 70% of what we eat comes from industrial products, which are much less rich in vitamins. We are consuming more and more “empty calories”: foods with high levels of fat and added sugar and very little nutrients per calorie.

Waiting there will be more nutrients in agricultural products, can we still inject them manually, via nano-capsules … What revolutionize the configuration of family meals! Another solution proposed by the industry is to eat artificial nutrients or fortified foods.

Do you like these ideas for feed us ?

So now, it’s obvious that :

“We have to change the way we eat, not only the way we produce.”

Urban farming is increasing the quality of fruits and vegetables into the cities and lot of sustainable initiatives are now giving locally food access to the poorest.

i like this following project:

https://en.agricool.co/ – they are trying to create the best fruits and vegetables(for now, they are producing already the best strawberries i have ever eat, i tried it in Paris !)

http://energaia.com/ (urban farming for spirulina) produce fresh organic spirulina locally everywhere in unused space as the rooftops of buildings.

One of the biggest question that i have myself!

Is blockchain can help us to do that?

I’m big fan of Eos ! i’m truly sure that we can have dapps on the blockchain to increase the adoption of  truted products and sustainable foods.

let’s think and imagine how nutrients value can be tokenized?

if we stop thinking to eat and buy food BY Kilo but, thinking BY Nutrient, not quantity.

The value of each product will be determined by nutrients rate (nutritional quality), the quality(product) will be paid with tokens. Like all tokens, the price will be determined by market. How much tokens can be the value of 1 grams of food full of nutrients compare to 1 grams of empty calories.

But for now, I’m convinced that we can solve this problem before 2050, thousand of projects are already working for new way in agriculture, bringing new technology into the whole ecosystem, but for succeed to this big challenge. 

We need not only reduce consumption but bring the nutritional quality back.

Thanks for reading, if you like, please let rate my article and comments are welcome!

 


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    1. oleen Post author

      Excellent question, that’s the problem! but each problem have solutions. The analyses are led by labs because we need a trusted person between producers ans consumers, smart contract and iot can replace the labs!

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  1. Cryptoslice

    So many people need to hear this. People are clueless now about food and the government has mislead everyone :s. I heard in America 4 companies own the right to all seeds. And regular farmers can’t even harvest there own seeds they have to buy them .

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  2. Yanika

    Hi @oleen!

    Interesting topic, that touches such an important question of Healthy Food. Actually IMHO I think that the food now is much more of higher quality than the food our grand grand parents were consuming. Why, because we have advanced technologies and can apply them onto the food production line.
    What do you think, I might be wrong.

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    1. oleen Post author

      @yanika, thanks for your comment, advanced technologies will exponentialy reduce the time for changes, but for you grand parents and the quality of their foods, definitely not agree with you. This problem came from far away.

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  3. CryptosDecrypted

    Interesting article Oleen. I’m not sure how viable it is to tokenize the nutrient value of food but blockchain can certainly help track and improve the supply and later supply quality of food. It will be great for authenticating food sources and for promoting fair trade for primary producers.

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    1. Adil Elias

      I was thinking the same thing, maybe it’s not monetized but offers a tracking system instead… I’ve heard that Maersk were building a tracking systems for their cargos on the blockchain so that every boat and its contents are tracked in an tamperproof open source ledger…

      Technically, they are building on the blockchain despite the fact it’s not a tokenized system. Maybe in the subject of nutrient values something similar could take place? Hmm I don’t know.

      Either way, super interest topic @oleen thanks for sharing!

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    2. oleen Post author

      Thank you for your comment. i’m not sure how viable it is too. But fair trade platform for primary producers and final consumers with blockchain as third party and no fees can be attractive. I’m feeling with Eos something like we can be very imaginative and start to think for useful dapps when blockchain will scale for millions tps.

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    3. oleen Post author

      Thank you for your comment. i’m not sure how viable it is too. But fair trade platform for primary producers and final consumers with blockchain as third party and no fees can be attractive. I’m feeling with Eos something like we can be very imaginative and start to think for useful dapps when blockchain will scale for millions tps.

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    4. oleen Post author

      @cryptosdecrypted, Thank you for your comment. i’m not sure how viable it is too. But fair trade platform for primary producers and final consumers with blockchain as third party and no fees can be attractive. I’m feeling with Eos something like we can be very imaginative and start to think for useful dapps when blockchain will scale for millions tps.

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  4. Infosion

    Wow that’s pretty shocking to see that it’s really THAT bad … And even more if you think about that every major company nowadays – of course – mainly thinks about the money… the quality is the last everyone is concerned.

    But yeah i think the blockchain is perfect to support this. I think I read about some plans for using the blockchain as a secure and unchangeable storage for the documentation of the way from the foods origin into the supermarket. You could then for example see if some “fresh” food is really only 3 days old or if it accidently was too hot somewhere on the transportation route. Or even the foods origin coordinates and other infos … so I could also imagine that there will possibly some kind of value which you can see if the foods worth buying or not.

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  5. oleen Post author

    Something goes wrong for me with the reply to comment so :
    @cryptosdecrypted Thank you for your comment. i’m not sure how viable it is too. But fair trade platform for primary producers and final consumers with blockchain as third party and no fees can be attractive. I’m feeling with Eos something like we can be very imaginative and start to think for useful dapps when blockchain will scale for millions tps.

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  6. oleen Post author

    @infosion, Exactly! With all this data stored in blockchain , trusted and secure, we can imagine smart contract(very complex, for sure) to scored the items and determined value. There is many factors that influence the nutritional value of items, freshness is one we can’t ignored. Thank you!

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