What is feasibility?
In the simplest form, feasibility is how easy it is to do something.
In terms of how feasible the future of food is feasibility can be broken down into three main categories: economic, social, and environmental feasibility. Economic feasibility is if something is worth the monetary investment for its eventual profit and if people would buy it for its price. Social feasibility is a more complex issue because it is based on whether it would be accepted by people among other possible social roadblocks. Environmental feasibility is whether or not it is actually beneficial for the environment. These categories are all important for determining what the future of food will be.
In order to have a functioning system in the future, the system will have to overcome some major barriers. The following is a chart about the barriers and strategies for increasing consumption of produce (Hu et al., 2013). The chart may be specific to that issue in particular, but it covers many feasibility issues that also pertain to future of food alternatives. The strategies for helping to overcome those barriers also would fit for many alternate foods.
For the most part this section will be discussing how feasible meat alternatives, be it actual alternatives to meat or just the action of cutting meat out of society’s diet, are. Finding meat alternatives and discussions on the removal of meat from diets are the central foci of many future of food debates and studies because it would be one of the most impactful changes to diets when it comes to environmental impact.
If you click on the Feasibility button up top, you can find posts pertaining to certain feasibility issues in different environments and about different alternative food sources.
To see a more clear chart go to:http://food-studies.net/futureoffood/files/2015/12/Picture11.png
Hu, A., Acosta, A., Mcdaniel, A., & Gittelsohn, J. (2011). Community Perspectives on Barriers and Strategies for Promoting Locally Grown Produce From an Urban Agriculture Farm. http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/14/1/69.full.pdf+html”>http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/14/1/69.full.pdf