Gallery: Philips Design’s ‘Food Probe’ Promotes Healthy Eating With 3 C...

 

Pesticides. Genetic-modification. Mistreated animals. It could just about kill anyone’s appetite to hear about all the horrible news about food production. Fortunately, the emerging food revolution focuses on both health and re-establishing the connection between people and the food they eat (making it harder to abuse our food sources). Designers are both leading and answering this shift in interest. Philips Design has begun an investigation called ‘Food Probe’ that looks at current social trends and how this may affect the way that people will eat in the future — and how this will manifest in design. Their investigation includes three parts: a self-contained farm for the kitchen, a nutrition farm and a high-tech cooking device.

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  1. atkins March 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    A young boy and his father went out fishing one fine morning. After a few quiet hours out in the boat, the boy became curious about the world around him. He looked up at his father and asked “How do fish breath under water?” The father thought about it for a moment, then answered “I really don’t know, son.” The boy sat quietly from another moment, then turned back to his dad and asked, “How does our boat float on the water?” Once again his father answered, “Don’t know, son.” Reflecting his thoughts again, a little while later, the boy asks “Why is the sky blue?” Again, his father replied, “Don’t know, son.” The inquiring boy, worried he was annoying his dad, asks this time “Dad, do you mind that I’m asking you all of these questions?” “Of course not son”, replied his dad, “How else are you ever going to learn anything?”
    I sometimes think that many articles and even whole blogs are much alike this story…

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