What will we eat in 2050? It's no question that food is our greatest connector—but even with new technologies and changing eating habits our food system is in crisis. Hosted by the food design editor LinYee Yuan, Food Futures invites experts across the worlds of technology, agriculture, science and design to separate fact from fiction, inspiring each of us to become creative collaborators in shaping the future of food. Learn more at thisismold.com.
Episode 1: The Rice Sommelier
Rice is life. For our debut episode, we speak to Momoko Nakamura, aka the Rice Girl, a woman on a mission to bring naturally farmed Japanese rice to the rest of the world. In Japan alone, there are over 200 varietals of rice grown throughout the country—from the snowy northern islands to the Ryukus with their subtropical climate. Through her rice subscription service, she sources directly from farmers and educates rice lovers on the traditional Japanese seasonal calendar by delivering 24 sub-seasons of hand-selected rice.