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USDA predicts global food insecurity will drop to 6% of world population

July 19th, 2016 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Given projections for lower food prices and rising incomes, food security for the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this demand-oriented framework is expected to improve through 2026. The share of the population that is food insecure is projected to fall from 17 percent in 2016 to 6 percent in 2026. The number of […]



3D-print a pizza in under five minutes

June 27th, 2016 at 3:44 pm » Comments Off

Today’s robots are pretty extraordinary. There are ones that can paint incredible works of art, run lettuce farms, and even act like us. The newest of these is BeeHex. Beehex can 3D-print any type of pizza.



IKEA wants to help restaurants build their own indoor farms

June 27th, 2016 at 3:35 pm » Comments Off

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known for its simple, affordable furniture that populates dorm rooms and studio apartments across the country. Now, the furniture chain is hoping to get into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at […]



Moley Robotics is revolutionizing kitchens around the world

June 21st, 2016 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

Ready to take your kitchen to the next level? Moley Robotics brings to you the world’s first Robotic Kitchen featuring oven, hob, sink and two dexterous robotic arms that allow it to cook with the skill and flair of a master chef. You won’t view cooking the same ever again.



Is the future of farming in shipping containers ?

June 20th, 2016 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

Refrigerated shipping containers used to transport cold goods. Inside the 320-square-foot boxes, it’s a relatively balmy 63 degrees, and the humid air is heavy with the earthy smell of greens. Filling each box are 256 neat vertical towers of plants, bathed in a noonday-intense pink light.



3D printing pancake robots

June 3rd, 2016 at 2:02 pm » Comments Off

The 3D printing pancake robot you’ve been waiting for is now on the market. PancakeBot retails for a cool $299.98 on Amazon. A bit expensive, yes, but can a traditional skillet cook up a pancake breakfast in the shape of Steve Wozniak’s head?



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.



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