How are millennials preferences changing the food industry?

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Millennials are dramatically disrupting the way food is produced, packaged, marketed and served. As a highly vocal group, food producers have had little option but to listen to millennial demands. Not only have the food choices changed, but farming techniques and restaurant services have changed, too. The result is a vastly different food landscape from the one millennials’ parents experienced.

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‘Game changing’ graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter’s Center for Graphene Science developed a new technique to incorporate graphene in concrete production with the help of nanoengineering technology — and the resulting material was not only over twice as strong as concretes we have today, but “drastically reduced the carbon footprint of conventional concrete production methods.”

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How millennials are changing home design

You won’t be hard-pressed to find an article about the next industry Millennials are killing. As more of them become homeowners, it’s no surprise that their tastes are starting to impact home design as well. As a group, Millennials have huge buying power, and the design world is taking notice of these preferences. Take a look at several home design trends that appeal to the millennial generation such as green-focused fashions, small space living, and dual-purpose furniture trends.

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Changing the price of certain foods could save thousands of lives each year

Altering the price of seven particular foods could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in the United States, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University. The study, published in BMC Medicine, incorporated a comparative risk assessment model to determine the public health impact of price subsidies on healthy foods and increased taxes on unhealthy foods. Research demonstrated that a 10% price alteration to the highlighted foods, which include fruits, vegetables, nuts, red… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

8 groundbreaking Buckminster Fuller semifinalist designs that are changing the world

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) recently announced their 19 2016 semifinalists. The semifinalists fit into categories as diverse as human rights, the environment, and food production, and represent “individuals and teams employing a whole systems approach to problem solving,” according to BFI. Some projects previously covered by Inhabitat – such as the Urban Death Project and PITCHAfrica – made the list. Here are eight of our favorite semifinalists who are working to bring about meaningful… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The changing fabric of the American Flag

 

The flag you know today and the flag from when this nation was born are as different from each other as the country itself. Made out of polyester and nylon today, the original flag was made out of wool, cotton or linen, with silk reserved for the most special occasions. Sadly, most flags are made outside of the US these days, and out of foreign-made materials. Read on to learn more about the American flag and how we can bring it back home again.

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