Israeli start-up companies are finding new ideas to change the way we think about, produce, and eat food, reports Simone Somekh for Tablet Magazine.
Inno-Bev has created a plant-based drink that keeps El Al pilots awake during long flights. SuperMeat is developing lab-made chicken meat.
Hargol runs a commercial farm producing grasshoppers as a source of protein.
Other companies are developing new solutions to check for food safety. Inspecto is working on a portable device that detects contaminants in food, like residues of fertilizer.
Yarok has invented a microbiological test which allows to check for bacteria in food in 45 minutes; the tests in use now take up to 72 hours and the results are often inaccurate.