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This coffee table’s sliding indoor garden is the ultimate millennial-friendly plant parenting hack

November 17th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Home gardening is difficult enough as it is, but it gets even trickier when you live in small city quarters. With city living’s and home gardening’s popularity rising in recent years, those of us who live in apartment complexes might feel discouraged from starting home garden projects – they’re messy and time-consuming, not to mention […]

Self-watering soil could transform farming

November 12th, 2020 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

  Researchers planted radishes in this miniature greenhouse using their self-watering soil and compared it to sandy soil found in dry regions of the world. A new type of soil created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially expanding the map […]

Robot courier delivering food from shop to home

November 8th, 2020 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

  From the last week of September onwards, customers of REDI shopping centre may have spotted a small, wheeled robot moving about on its own. Its task is to deliver meals on demand from K-Supermarket to the Majakka high-rise building. Customers can place an order via the building’s Asumi service on their computer or mobile […]

Bulleit introduces futuristic 3D printed cocktail

November 4th, 2020 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

Different groundbreaking digital tools have infiltrated just about every aspect of the modern world as technology continues to improve at an ever faster rate. But one area that’s been largely untouched by tech is the bar scene. You can still find bartenders crafting drinks the same way they have for hundreds of years at the […]

Whole Foods predicts top food trends for 2021

October 28th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

John Mackey discusses how supermarket chain has adjusted amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Expect veggie jerky, probiotic-packed sauerkraut and chickpea tofu in snack food aisles. The future of snacking will be packed with immunity-boosting ingredients, like mushroom broth, fruit and veggie jerky and probiotic-fueled packs of roasted garlic sauerkraut. More Americans are apparently looking to […]

An AI analysis of 500,000 studies shows how we can end world hunger

October 21st, 2020 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

An Indian farmer dries harvested rice from a paddy field in Assam. Ending hunger is one of the top priorities of the United Nations this decade. Yet the world appears to be backsliding, with an uptick of 60 million people experiencing hunger in the last five years to an estimated 690 million worldwide. To help […]

A smarter, more capable Flippy robot knows how to fry 19 things

October 15th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

It makes all the fries. The restaurant industry has never been for the faint of heart, what with the razor-thin profit margins and continuous churn of employees. Combine that with the economic devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and, well, it’s no surprise that tens of thousands of eateries across the country have shuttered permanently […]

3D printing a meatless world: Self-medication with 3D printed food

September 15th, 2020 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

  As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi. These two claims of mine could have a substantial effect on 3D printing as an industry and our world in general, if they turn […]

KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

July 30th, 2020 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

The restaurant chain says it’s the meat of the future KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken […]

This former semiconductor factory is now the worlds largest indoor farm, producing 10k heads of lettuce per day

July 24th, 2020 at 11:20 pm » Comments Off

This indoor Japanese farm uses LED lights and hydroponics to produce lettuce 2.5 times faster, with just 1% of the water, when compared to an outdoor farm. When we think about factories, and what we decry as “factory farms,” we probably don’t think very highly of them as being a key component in the future […]

Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out

July 23rd, 2020 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

Amazon launching smart grocery carts that track shoppers’ items Amazon is launching smart shopping carts at its Woodland Hills, California, grocery store in 2020. Dash Carts are embedded with cameras, sensors and a smart display that automatically track a shopper’s order. Similar to Amazon’s cashierless Go stores, Dash Carts allow shoppers to avoid checkout lines […]

7 ways Covid-19 has changed what we eat : Sourdough starters, canned soup and more food waste

July 20th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s turning to food products that people thought were finished, shopping at unusual times or the fact that selling to supermarkets has resulted in more food waste, not less, there are some surprising outcomes from the pandemic. Here’s a breakdown of the major trends which are having an impact on the food sector.

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