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October 7th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Color more important than taste in food

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Burger King’s black burgers prompted a backlash in the U.S.

Burger King made headlines after unveiling its black KURO Pearl and KURO Diamond burger, earlier this month. The burger comes complete with black buns, black cheese, and black sauce and is available in Japan through early November.

 

 

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September 23rd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Scientists reinventing photosynthesis to feed the world

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If we could make the process more efficient, scientists estimate we could increase yields by 36 to 60 percent.

What if we ended up with 50% more rice and wheat by using the same amount of water and fertilizer? Sound impossible? No, just some chemistry and genetic engineering. Scientists have recently figured out the second of three steps to make photosynthesis a whole lot more efficient in plants.

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September 18th, 2014 at 9:16 am

‘Smart chopsticks’ let you check the safety and quality of your food

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‘Smart chopsticks’

There are risks to eating food in China, such as reused cooking oil and rusty woks that can pose a problem for your health.  In an effort to protect people from street food in China, and cash in on the recent obsession with wearable tech, Chinese internet service company Baidu have develop a pair of “smart chopsticks” that can analyze your food. Anyone who has spent time in China will realize that there plenty of people who would happily pay to improve food safety in the country.

 

 

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September 4th, 2014 at 11:12 am

The Sahara Forest Project will turn the desert into a source of food, water, and energy

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The Sahara Forest Project

The Sahara Forest Project is the brainchild of three entrepreneurs, Charlie Paton, Michael Pawlyn and Bill Watts. The project turns the Sahara desert into a source for food, water, and energy. The Sahara Forest Project is a solution that combines seemingly disparate technologies – Concentrated solar power and Seawater Greenhouses – and turns them into a mean, green super-massive biomachine. The elegant system could potentially produce enough energy for all of Africa and Europe while turning one of the world’s most inhospitable regions into a flourishing oasis.

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:26 am

Momentum Machines burger robot is poised to disrupt the fast food industry

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Momentum burger-bot

Momentum Machines is cooking up burgers with a robot and they’re serious about fast food productivity. “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas has said. “It’s meant to completely obviate them.”

 

 

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July 23rd, 2014 at 8:41 am

New LED light technology sheds light on the future of food

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LED growing lights, delivering sunlight whatever the weather.

This century, the challenges of growing enough food to feed the world have grown more severe. We need to feed more people with limited agricultural land and resources. We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production. (Video)

 

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 8:25 am

Top 10 ways technology will change the world by 2025

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By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles.

Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring.  We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry Potter.

 

 

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June 3rd, 2014 at 10:18 am

Why pet owners are skipping the pet food aisle in favor of homemade pet food

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Veterinarians say these pet food home chefs do it for different reasons.

We not only obsess over what we eat. We also obsess over what our pets eat. While the pet food industry has started adding salmon, vegetables and other ingredients humans favor to its products, the store-bought stuff just doesn’t make the cut anymore for some owners. They’re skipping the pet food aisle altogether in favor of cooking up big batches of Fido’s meals.

 

 

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May 20th, 2014 at 10:10 am

25 amazing photos of people around the world and how much food they eat everyday

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Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Third Wife of a Maasai Chief – 800 Calories

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, photographers who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life. During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them. The craziest part about the entire project is the caloric intake difference between people of different walks of life.

 

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May 11th, 2014 at 8:16 am

Nasa tests growing lettuce in space

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A plant growth chamber designed to make gardens thrive in weightlessness.

NASA scientists believe they may have found a solution to how to grow vegetables in space. It could bring an end to astronauts on the space station subsisting largely on a diet of pre-packaged dehydrated food.

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