Our taste buds are always inextricably linked to our atmosphere. Exemplar, a tropical country associated with the taste of coconuts, spicy food and fruits like mangos. Beyond countries, the taste of capitalism seems to linger on our tongue as the corporatist capitalocene controls our lives. To survive then was to eat, but overtime this ritual of consumption has transformed into a new system meant for profit. As far as food goes, food systems are incredibly flawed. Hunger is still incredibly prevalent to those in the “bottom of the triangle”, and poverty is exponentially increasing while the rise of neo-feudalism is slowly becoming a reality, modern democratic states are reversing back to the elite-takeover of systems of finances after the financialization of the economy. Food security is a public good. It's meant to be controlled by the governments to ensure that the public is fed, as they have ethical and moral obligation to their citizens to protect that public good. In this modern and industrialized society however, food systems are incredibly complex, and sets of evolving conditions are getting progressively more difficult to control. Some of these conditions are: the increasingly uncontrollable concentrated power of corporate control on the food chain, the rapidly growing market in even basic food staples, and the hostility of the worsening climate change to the race of sustainability. Now enter a gastronomic journey of late capitalist dining to the future of food design, divided into four parts. The journey begins from the epidemiology of the Japanese post-war ramen as a form of proletarian dining, the lineage of instant noodles as the embodiment of how capitalism is advancing, dystopian speculative meal replacers, and the redesigned food system of an imaginary government rationing in a world where the food industry is controlled by a singular entity.
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