The €4.5 trillion global food industry is currently being influenced by numerous developments. From how food is designed, grown to how it’s consumed, the ‘next generation’ of foodtech entrepreneurs are fighting for its piece of the pie. In the meantime, funding for food tech has skyrocketed and according to a report from Dealroom.co, foodtech has created 35 unicorns globally, with a combined value of €169 billion, of which €30 billion from Europe. Few innovations introduced by European startups are currently shaping the future of food and give us a glimpse of what the future holds for the food industry. One of the most interesting developments in the food industry is the introduction of new origins of food. Have you ever imagined that food could actually be made of electricity, air and water? Well, the Finnish company Solar Foods is here to make you believe it. They have produced a nutrient-rich protein, Solein, with air, water, and electricity as its main resources, laced with bacteria. Solar Foods makes Solein by extracting CO₂ from the air using carbon-capture technology, and then combines it with water, nutrients and vitamins, using 100 percent renewable solar energy. Scienc...