Chinas first Slow Food Village will promote local foods and traditions

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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.

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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

Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon is taking on the organic food market after announcing a $13.7 billion deal to purchase Whole Foods. The retail giant announced today that it was buying Whole Foods for $42 a share, as yet another step for the company to move into physical retail stores. The announcement comes just one day after it was revealed that the company has – ironically – filed a patent that blocks shoppers from checking online competition while shopping in a retail store.

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