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Japanese automated farm expanding in size and types of vegetables

May 19th, 2016 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Spread, a Japanese company in the agricultural industry, is expanding into the 21st century. Spread’s automated vertical farm has gained it a lot of fame and now it looks to open new locations and grow new kinds of produce. Vertical farming is quickly emerging across the world and some are even moving into supermarket’s produce […]



What food will we make with 3D printers?

April 21st, 2016 at 2:23 pm » Comments Off

3d printing food is talked about a lot, but few sighting. No one really knows if its real or not. The idea is to take a 3D printer replace the non-edible material with something edible and delicious like food purée or mixes, etc.  The results have been less than amazing with taking perfectly good food and […]



Scientists locate obesity ‘switch’ in the brain

March 21st, 2016 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Recent tests have shown that switching off the satiety neurons caused mice to eat more and double their weight in three weeks. When the cells’ function was restored, the mice reduced the amount they ate each day by about 25pc.



Groundfridge prefab root cellar will take you back to your roots

March 9th, 2016 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Before there were electric fridges, many people had root cellars. Those were essentially underground rooms with stable cool temperatures year round. You can now buy a Groundfridge from Weltevree, the company co-founded by designer Floris Schoonderbeek, famous for the Dutch Tub.



The future of the burger

October 20th, 2015 at 8:44 pm » Comments Off

A burger made with cultured meat. By 2030, the average person is expected to consume around 45 pounds of meat annually, according to a study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  That’s a number that rises substantially in the United States. The strain that will put on the planet is extreme, to say the least. […]



Fish farms have become a bigger business than the open sea

September 9th, 2015 at 7:50 pm » Comments Off

People around the world are eating more fish from farms than from the open sea for the first time ever. This has spurred billions of dollars of takeovers as one of the largest food companies seeks to capitalize on rising demand.



DouxMatok develops new technology that makes sugar twice as sweet, so you eat half as much

August 28th, 2015 at 6:55 pm » Comments Off

A new technology in the food industry makes ordinary sugar twice as sweet—so food tastes exactly the same with half the calories, and without the controversy of artificial sweeteners.



A 3-D printed cap that can tell you when your milk has gone bad

July 27th, 2015 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

A smart, 3-D printed cap that can determine when milk has gone bad has been created by engineers from UC Berkeley and Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University. The results were published in the journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering.



‘Smart’ LED farming: making space veg viable?

July 6th, 2015 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

According to researchers at Purdue University, ’targeted’ LEDs could be the future of extraterrestrial horticulture, the tiny electrical components could lead a revolution in fine-tuning food production off (and on) Earth.  



Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm » Comments Off

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably […]



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