Elzelinde van Doleweerd transforms food waste into beautiful, 3D-printed snacks

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Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away every year—that’s approximately 1.6 billion tons of food annually, a statistic that’s projected to rise to over 2 billion tons by 2030. In a bid to fight the global food waste crisis, Eindhoven University of Technology graduate Elzelinde van Doleweerd teamed up with the China-based technology firm 3D Food Company to turn commonly wasted food products in China into beautiful and tasty 3D-printed snacks. Van Doleweerd recently unveiled… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Austin passes law banning restaurants from throwing out food waste

Restaurants in Austin, Texas have revamped operations this week by adopting sustainable measures for their food waste. According to a new law, which went into effect on Oct. 1, local eateries must now dispose of waste in a responsible manner as part of Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO). The businesses are encouraged to chose from a variety of options including donating their unconsumed goods, sending leftovers to farms or composting organic waste in order to divert trash from landfills…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mobile app Karma tackles food waste with discounted meals

The 2016 launch of Karma in Sweden has brought about a new way of fighting food waste. Since then over 1,500 businesses such as restaurants, bakeries, cafes and hotels as well as the three largest supermarket chains in Sweden have joined the battle to reduce produce and meals that are thrown away despite being perfectly edible. The mobile app offers restaurateurs and retailers the opportunity to sell their otherwise wasted products at a fraction of a price to hungry Swedes and now Londoners as well.

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How are millennials preferences changing the food industry?

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.

Healthy Has a New Look
Millennials have altered what it means for food to be healthy. While older… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Chinas first Slow Food Village will promote local foods and traditions

Rural-urban migration in China is at an all-time high, with experts estimating an influx of 243 million migrants to Chinese cities by 2025. In a bid to combat this wave of migration and raise living standards for farmers, Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed Slow Food Freespace, China’s first Slow Village that follows the philosophy of the Slow Food Movement. The Slow Village pilot project will be presented this week at the 16th Venice Biennial.

Founded in Italy in 1986, the Slow… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Unreleased internal FDA emails show glyphosate weedkiller residue in almost every food tested

For the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for the weedkiller glyphosate, but the agency hasn’t released any results of their findings. This week, the Guardian, using a freedom of information request, found that the FDA has had “trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide.”

Internal FDA documents show that scientists have found traces of glyphosate in a wide variety of foods. “I have brought wheat crackers, granola… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but having it designed by experienced architects will make it pay off in the long run. Design-build CplusC Architectural Workshop renovated this 1980s terrace house in Australia into an environmentally friendly home that allows its owners to grow their own produce and track daily energy consumption.

The house, named Aquas Perma Solar Firma, is located in an inner suburb of Sydney and owned by a couple that works… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Design meets indoor gardening in Hexagro Urban Farming’s Living Farming Tree, a modular growing system suited for everyone from apartment dwellers to hotels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

HOW TO: Turn your food waste into clean energy

Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food ends up lost or wasted in the world. That makes up 46 percent of the world’s garbage, 59 percent of which ends up in landfills. While the world’s food waste situation is what you’d call a “doozy,” consumers and companies like HomeBiogas are determined to turn food waste into clean, usable energy.

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What Is HomeBiogas?

HomeBiogas is one of several successful projects to come about from Kickstarter…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How farming with rocks could improve global food security

Scientists at the University of Shefield have learned that farming with crushed silicate rocks mixed into the soil could improve global food security, increase crop yields, promote soil health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Human societies have long known that volcanic plains are fertile, ideal places for growing crops without adverse human health effects,” study lead author David Beerling told Phys.org, “but until now there has been little consideration for how adding further rocks to soils… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building