Sustainable Food

Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

The colossal 2,100 square meter factory has become a testing ground for a number of green ideas. Within the confines of the space, the studio preserved the original factory features, such as old walls,

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

  Violet Leaves   Violets may be known for their beauty, but their petals aren't the only coveted part of the plant. It's amazing that these beautiful plants are considered "weeds" and often

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New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

When making a bowl of cereal or a cup of tea, many of us have exactly the same reflex; we sniff the milk. Perfectly sensible, you don't want to ruin your morning with sour dairy—but no one really wants

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How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

Field Garlic Yellow Wood Sorel Cattails Poor man's pepper

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World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

SCiO is a brand new consumer device that measures the molecular fingerprint of anything that reflects light, except it fits in your pocket. Equipped with some of the capabilities of large, heavy

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RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

RECIPE: How to make a savory tomato confit

Summer is here and its a great time to try out some seasonal recipes with the bounty from the farmer's market-- or your own urban garden! If you have some juicy, ripe tomatoes on hand, try out this recipe

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What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

When you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling and worrying about the world, what grips your intestines with fear? Money - either how to live without it, or never having enough? Is she or she in love

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RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

RECIPES: 12 oven-free, animal-free desserts for a summer treat

If you crave fresh-baked desserts but dread the heat of the kitchen during the summer months, you are in luck. We have 12 scrumptious dessert recipes that will thrill the whole family, all without having

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Scientists discover seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon

Scientists discover seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon

Scientists have discovered a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon. Not even kidding. The strain is a type of dulse, which is actually a common sea vegetable used in Asian cooking for its high

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FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into nutrition-packed powder

FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into nutrition-packed powder

According to the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, a figure which includes 40 percent of all fruit that is produced. And the reason for the waste of this fruit? It's

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them in the fridge.

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Brilliant SUNplace table lets you cook with magnified sunlight on a cast iron surface

Brilliant SUNplace table lets you cook with magnified sunlight on a cast iron surface

We’ve shared some solar-powered cooking options in the past, ranging from giant sun-baked ovens to scorching hot solar stoves. Now, here’s another sun-based cooking contraption, with a twist.

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Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1FpeRZGKUc#t=270 Italian divers at the Ocean Reef Group have taken the concept of new and sustainable farming ideas and blown it out of the water - well, rather,

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Philips’ new GrowWise indoor farm will revolutionize food production

Philips’ new GrowWise indoor farm will revolutionize food production

Related: The world's largest indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce a day in Japan + Philips All images courtesy Philips

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Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Brazil’s capital of São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas. Almost twelve million people reside within the city limits, while the Greater São Paulo area is home to more than twenty

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Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

The 70-second video above is completely enchanting and serene. Gentle instrumental music accompanies the visuals and the video begins with scenes of everyday life in a quiet village in rural Japan:

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How to make organic red, white and blue popsicles for the 4th of July

How to make organic red, white and blue popsicles for the 4th of July

With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different. And when the mercury

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Solar-powered ‘Cultivator’ lets you print your own meat at home

Solar-powered ‘Cultivator’ lets you print your own meat at home

If meat is printed in your kitchen rather than butchered in a slaughterhouse, is it vegan? This is one of many questions raised by an appliance which uses solar energy and a 3D bioprinter to make the most

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London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s new underground farm is nearly open for business. We’ve reported on Growing Underground in the past, when the founders used crowdfunding to raise money for equipment. This week, London’s

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Urban beekeeping is safer thanks to Francesco Faccin’s sweet Honey Factory

Urban beekeeping is safer thanks to Francesco Faccin’s sweet Honey Factory

In an effort to preserve the ancient art of beekeeping, and safely bring it to a new, young audience, industrial designer Francesco Faccin has created the Honey Factory. The metal and wood parallelogram

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How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

A simple lunch with a homeless vet changed forever the life of Komal Ahmad, who was then a student UC, Berkeley and is now a CEO. Ahmad was walking near campus a few years ago when a homeless man asked

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Amy’s Kitchen to open all vegetarian drive thru near San Francisco this summer

Amy’s Kitchen to open all vegetarian drive thru near San Francisco this summer

Amy’s Kitchen, already a trusted name in vegetarian frozen meals and convenience foods, plans to open a drive thru restaurant about 50 miles north of San Francisco this summer. The restaurant will

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These living algae lamps produce light, heat, and a protein-packed snack

These living algae lamps produce light, heat, and a protein-packed snack

The future of furniture might also be the future of food. Or is that the other way around? Designers are increasingly turning to microalgae, which is effectively a “liquid plant,” because it can be

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The FDA just officially banned artificial trans fats

The FDA just officially banned artificial trans fats

Artificial trans fats are now officially banned by the FDA. Partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods is linked to heart disease. Getting rid of

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Revolutionary Green Wheel hydroponic garden grows food faster with NASA technology

Revolutionary Green Wheel hydroponic garden grows food faster with NASA technology

The Green Wheel by DesignLibero is a NASA-inspired rotary hydroponic garden. NASA has come up with many ideas over the years, but due to budget and time constraints a lot have been discarded. Among them

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New California water cuts force farmers to abandon 620,000 acres of cropland

New California water cuts force farmers to abandon 620,000 acres of cropland

California officials announced further water usage restrictions on Friday, this time aimed mostly at farmers in the San Joaquin and Sacramento areas. More than 100 water rights holders who gained access

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Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

People have been growing food and raising livestock across the United States for centuries—even in cities. But it wasn't until around the 1970s that backyard produce started showing up on sidewalks as

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Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Dairy farming has a notoriously harsh impact on the environment; according the the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, around 270 million cows worldwide are producing milk for a growing world population that

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Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Larry Johnson used to be a computer guy, but he decided he wanted to work outside instead. Although he didn’t know much about plants at the time, Johnson got into vertical farming and designed a growing

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Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

A new brewing experience awaits coffee lovers with Trinity ONE. The charming device needs no electricity, doesn't use wasteful pods and best of all, its innovative design not only makes the perfect cup of

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