Leading food delivery service, Deliveroo, has released its groundbreaking ‘Snack to the Future’ report, presenting insights from prominent experts in food, science, and innovation. The report offers a peek into the culinary future of Singapore and the wider region, predicting how our meal tables will transform by 2040.
Adapting to Climate Change and Food Sustainability
As global food supplies face the challenges of climate change, Deliveroo’s report underlines the importance of shifts in consumer diets and the resilience of food systems. With the Singaporean government aiming to produce 30 percent of its nutritional needs locally by 2030, the city-state’s pursuit of quality, safety, and sustainability aligns with rapidly growing interest in healthy diets and alternative proteins.
The Role of AI in Personalizing Diets
The report suggests a fully bespoke diet by 2040, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. It paints a future where food delivery services synchronize meal options with an individual’s Personal AI, providing recommendations based on their physiological and psychological state.
Trends: From Breath-Prints to Edible Beauty
Curated by Deliveroo, Singaporean food experts Yip Hon Mun and Luke Tay, alongside global industry leaders, the report identifies the key food trends that will be shaped by technological advancements and shifting consumer preferences by 2040. These include breath-prints for personalized health insights, Me-ganism (a hyper-personalized AI-powered diet), personalized AI lifestyle helpers, fully immersive dining experiences, and a convergence of the food and beauty industry, among others.
Augmented and Virtual Reality in Dining
By 2040, consumers could use augmented and virtual reality technologies to create multi-sensory food experiences and simulate dining across the globe from the comfort of their homes.
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The report also emphasizes the influence of climate change and overpopulation on future food shortages, transforming our diets and lifestyles. According to Luke Tay, the harsher and more volatile weather in tropical countries like Singapore will reshape the residents’ life- and work-styles, leading to transformations in their nutritional needs and food preferences.
The Future of Food Delivery
Looking towards the future, Jason Parke, General Manager at Deliveroo Singapore, envisions technologies allowing consumers to make informed food decisions based on data collected from their daily food intake. This aligns with Singapore’s Healthier SG Strategy, enabling food companies to recommend meal options that increase convenience and meet nutritional needs consistently.
Deliveroo: Pioneering Innovation in Food Delivery
Founder and CEO of Deliveroo, Will Shu, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to innovate food delivery, building new and better consumer experiences, and capturing the passion and emotion of food. The future of food delivery is set to be an intriguing, immersive, and innovative space.