Sustainability

Reducing food waste starts at home

Reducing food waste starts at home

Food is the largest single source of waste in the United States. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, food waste accounted for 35 million tons in 2012. A recent NPR article revealed that a lot of this food waste (40–50%) comes from consumers. Given that 1 in 7 families in the U.S.

Reducing food waste starts at home

Reducing food waste starts at home

Food is the largest single source of waste in the United States. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, food waste accounted for 35 million tons in 2012. A recent NPR article revealed that a lot of this food waste (40–50%) comes from consumers. Given that 1 in 7 families in the U.S.

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Innovation

Thomas Johansson Hero

Will there be kitchens in 2050?

The next generation of smart kitchen appliances may not need a separate room, predicts Electrolux design director Thomas Johansson. As Electrolux design director Thomas Johansson heads off to his Stockholm office in the morning, his phone buzzes with a message from his refrigerator: Lunch is ready to be picked up at a nearby restaurant. Through

Thomas Johansson Hero

Will there be kitchens in 2050?

The next generation of smart kitchen appliances may not need a separate room, predicts Electrolux design director Thomas Johansson. As Electrolux design director Thomas Johansson heads off to his Stockholm office in the morning, his phone buzzes with a message from his refrigerator: Lunch is ready to be picked up at a nearby restaurant. Through

Wash-free lettuce

Toshiba working on wash-free lettuce

Moving into the indoor agriculture arena, electronics company Toshiba is working on growing lettuce that won’t need to be washed, according to an article on Eater.com. Raising the lettuce and other greens inside sterile, tightly controlled “clean rooms,” Toshiba’s operation results in “a crop that doesn’t need pesticides, doesn’t have bugs, and doesn’t need washing.”

Food Safety

Food Culture

Food Trends for 2015

Food trends for 2015

Uncovering the next food trend is a science that looks at consumer data, demographic patterns and many other factors, according to CBS News. To find out where consumers’ taste buds are headed in 2015, Kara Nielsen, culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group, analyzes the consumer landscape, the food landscape and the market and channels for specific

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