Surprisingly, food and food production have not really changed a great deal over the last 200 years. The only exception can be found in the arcologies, where limited space and easy access to impressive technology have pushed the limits of soil-less farming, genetically-altered foods and soy-based alternatives. Inside arcology towers, numerous floors are devoted to food production and house facilities, ranging from massive hydroponic centres to simple traditional gardens reserved for growing fruit and vegetables for the city’s elite. Inside some extremely large cities, fresh fruit, vegetables, and real meat are often expensive and sometimes even difficult to find. Daily diet is determined by budget and location. Some of the best and cheapest food can actually be found in Freezone communities, where organic farming and wild game are common.
Almost every city-state is fed by a handful of hugely powerful food production corporations that usually own, or at least control, most of the territory surrounding the city. Most of these corporations employ hundreds, sometimes thousands of drones, which work the land, planting and cultivating crops with precision. Commercial fishing is also big business, and thousands of massive fishing drones are always at work around the globe. Thankfully, even in the largest urban centres, very little food has been relegated to paste form or modified soy products of one sort or another.