Sustainability

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Homegrown is the new local food movement

The Open Agriculture Lab (OAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has recently suggested that as much as 40% of an urban diet could eventually be produced in a domestic context. According to an article on Circulate, OAL is actively working to develop domestic grow-boxes, which create controlled environments, where deliberate combinations of temperature,

homegrown

Homegrown is the new local food movement

The Open Agriculture Lab (OAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has recently suggested that as much as 40% of an urban diet could eventually be produced in a domestic context. According to an article on Circulate, OAL is actively working to develop domestic grow-boxes, which create controlled environments, where deliberate combinations of temperature,

Health

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A Good Square Meal

For those who would rather consume meal-replacement products than cook a meal, an alternative to the meal-replacement drink Soylent will soon be available. According to Business Insider, Mealsquares are solid, whole-food meal-replacement products that may appeal to those who prefer to eat a meal rather than drink it. Each square provides 400 calories in a

Robert Zeigler: GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

In developing countries, genetically modified foods with added nutrients could help save hundreds of thousands of children each year, contends veteran agriculture researcher Robert Zeigler, head of the International Rice Research Institute. Robert Zeigler Amid the ongoing worldwide controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) safety, is there a future for food crops genetically engineered to

square-meal

A Good Square Meal

For those who would rather consume meal-replacement products than cook a meal, an alternative to the meal-replacement drink Soylent will soon be available. According to Business Insider, Mealsquares are solid, whole-food meal-replacement products that may appeal to those who prefer to eat a meal rather than drink it. Each square provides 400 calories in a

Innovation

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Real Estate Development Meets Urban Farming

As the real estate market picks up, developers are turning to small-scale urban farmers to be part of their designs, according to a CityLab story. Developers are incorporating edible gardens into the buildings to draw interest and serve as an added amenity for buyers, and farmers see their inclusion as a way to promote their

Mark Heiman

Nutritional therapies fight disease

Chromeless Video Player branded for IFT Neuroendocrinologist Mark Heiman, chief scientific officer at MicroBiome Therapeutics, works with colleagues to develop unique nutritional therapies that are plant-based dietary supplements. Heiman emphasizes that people should eat more diverse diets and avoid habitual ones. In this video, he describes his team’s unique approach including the use of blueberries

urban farming

Real Estate Development Meets Urban Farming

As the real estate market picks up, developers are turning to small-scale urban farmers to be part of their designs, according to a CityLab story. Developers are incorporating edible gardens into the buildings to draw interest and serve as an added amenity for buyers, and farmers see their inclusion as a way to promote their

Food Safety

Drying Out Food to End Hunger

Drying Out Food to End Hunger

Hervé This believes he has the solution to world hunger. According to the New York Times, This says that transporting food causes it to spoil. This is because many foods inherently contain a lot of water, and unless they’re refrigerated, their moist environments enhance the growth of microorganisms that spoil food. This proposes that food

Food Culture

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The Dystopian Future of Food

Although food in America is cheaper than ever, the future of food will continue to reflect a deep economic divide between classes, according to Paste. That division is in the form of those who can afford the expense of organic, healthy foods and those who rely on cheaper heavily processed foods for daily meals. For

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