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YEAR: 2015 | LENGTH: 3 parts (55 minutes each)  |  SOURCE: BBC

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Dara O Briain reveals the awe-inspiring future of our food. To bring us the amazing innovations that will soon be on our dinner plates, he’s joined by a team of experts.

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Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett tackles sell-by dates with the US military, greengrocer Chris Bavin heads to Australia to see the world’s leading robotic farm, technology expert Shini Somara is in Shanghai, where she’s immersed in the restaurant of the future, and Dara is in Britain’s largest hi-tech farm to see the secret of growing hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fruit and veg – without any soil.

In this second episode Dara O Briain continues to reveal the awe-inspiring future of our food. He’s joined by Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett, who meets a robot that can mimic all the moves of a top chef. Dr Shini Somara heads to Japan to discover if technology can beat willpower in the battle of the bulge, greengrocer Chris Bavin finds out if the British public will ever accept insects as an appetising snack, and Dara discovers how forensic science is tackling the billion-pound business of food fraud. This series will change the way we think about the food we grow, buy and eat.

In this final episode Dara O Briain continues to reveal the awe-inspiring future of our food. He’s joined by Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett, who is off to the Netherlands to discover the future of our burger and find out how a 3D printer could soon become an essential kitchen gadget.

 

Dr Shini Somara gets a cooking lesson from a kitchen table, and she tastes chocolate that’s sweeter and healthier because it’s been treated with mushrooms. Greengrocer Chris Bavin heads to America to discover how our greens can be grown without sunlight, while Dara experiences the mind-reading menu which knows what you want before you do.

 

This series will change the way we think about the food we grow, buy and eat.