"Could bars like these be the future of food?"
Sean Raspet wants to change the way you think about “fake” food. His company, Nonfood, is devoted to creating and selling food products made entirely of algae.
About 1kg (2.2lbs) of vanilla requires extraction from 500kg (1,102lbs) of vanilla pods and hand pollination of approximately 40,000 flowers by workers wielding needles – most often women who are paid per stamen.
"Sean Raspet, co-founder of non/food, a Los Angeles-based company that is developing micro-algae-based food products, says the concepts he’s working on are “as much blue raspberry as Bauhaus.” Regarding the former, he’s referring to the idea, dating back to the 1950s, that food and flavors can be innovated and manipulated on a molecular level — and that a sci-fi creation like a blue raspberry can be introduced."