Sustainability

Daniel Imrie HERO

U.S. cricket farming scales up

Tiny Farms co-founder Daniel Imrie-Situnayake is helping to lay the technology groundwork for industrial-scale insect production in the United States. Daniel Imrie-Situnayake Two billion people worldwide think nothing of munching on a tasty insect snack or entree, but until recently very few of them were Americans. That’s all changing, though, as edible insects inch their

Daniel Imrie HERO

U.S. cricket farming scales up

Tiny Farms co-founder Daniel Imrie-Situnayake is helping to lay the technology groundwork for industrial-scale insect production in the United States. Daniel Imrie-Situnayake Two billion people worldwide think nothing of munching on a tasty insect snack or entree, but until recently very few of them were Americans. That’s all changing, though, as edible insects inch their

Growing green workplaces

Growing green workplaces

The office of the tomorrow may come equipped with gardens for employees to grow their own food, according to a story on Fast Company. The creators of Organic Grid+—winner of the Metropolis Workplace of the Future design competition—envision their building as a health-conscious high-rise office space centered around garden plots that can provide food as

Health

A Spoonful of Taste

A Spoonful of Taste

The metal makeup of a spoon can enhance or impair the flavor of foods. The Guardian reports that scientists are testing various spoons to determine their potential for oxidation, which affects how foods taste. Their goal is to create a spoon that not only improves the taste of food but also could potentially aid in

Walmir Coutinho Hero

The expanding obesity crisis in emerging nations

World Obesity Federation president Dr. Walmir Coutinho sees his native Brazil as an example of the dietary challenges that come with increasing prosperity. Endocrinologist Walmir Coutinho is a lifelong champion in the fight against obesity. The 55-year-old Brazilian physician and current president of the World Obesity Federation has dedicated his entire career to educating people

A Spoonful of Taste

A Spoonful of Taste

The metal makeup of a spoon can enhance or impair the flavor of foods. The Guardian reports that scientists are testing various spoons to determine their potential for oxidation, which affects how foods taste. Their goal is to create a spoon that not only improves the taste of food but also could potentially aid in

Innovation

Ag Drones Move Forward but Concerns Remain

Ag Drones Move Forward but Concerns Remain

In a landmark decision from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Empire Unmanned, an agriculture drone manufacturer, was the first agriculture company to receive approval to fly commercial UAV missions over farmers’ fields. According to a Food Dive article, Empire hopes to begin making first commercial flights as early as March or April. However, issues of

Food Safety

Food Culture

Exploring umami

Exploring umami

Most everyone is familiar with the four basic tastes—sweet, sour, bitter, and salty—but more attention is being paid now to what’s known as umami, or the fifth taste, according to a story on Slate. Umami is associated with savory foods such as meats, cheese, and tomatoes, and its purpose isn’t fully understood by scientists. While

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