Animals #4: The Sugar Reward & 1 White Owl

Bats I hope these videos give you a more positive view of bats but, as instructed, don’t handle bats unless you know what you’re doing. Asha, a baby black flying fox (a type of bat), is being fed fruit and is very excited. Credit: Megabattie Jeddah, a grey-headed flying-fox (another bat), likes to be petted….

A Fourth Chocolate Exists

Credit: GeoBeats News For a long time milk chocolate was the main type of chocolate we ate. A little later came white chocolate and dark chocolate which were both quite distinct but retained the same creamy taste we had come to expect. Now, there is ruby chocolate. It is pink in color and you might…

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food

HomeBiogas HomeBiogas is a company that has created a small biogas system for homes that enables you to generate gas for your house depending on how much waste you have. From table scraps to liquids and even (as seen above) kitty litter, there are a range of waste products that can be broken down into…

Automated Food – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Series

Automated Food #1 – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue Zume: automated pizza restaurant (close to a factory) Plant Power Fast Food: fast food restaurant selling vegan fast food Cafe X: cafe featuring an automatic coffee making machine Eatsa: an automated quinoa bowl restaurant Momentum Machines: a restaurant focusing on automating the creation of burgers AMFare:…

Sustainability #1: How We Eat

OzHarvest Credit: OzHarvest OzHarvest is a food rescue business in Australia that takes food which would have been discarded and instead reuses them as meals, of which they have served over 60 million (comprising over 200,000 tons of recycled food). They rescue food from quite a large number of areas including, “…fruit and vegetable markets,…

Automated Food #1 – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue

Let’s talk about automation! The great trend sweeping the nation with firings, mechanical advancement and more! We’ve got pizza, burgers, coffee and even plants. Let’s get started with some fresh pizza! Zume   Zume is a partially automated pizza restaurant/factory? I’ll take you from start to finish ensuring you understand the process. First you order…

Laser Food

Sweden is taking yet another step in the direction of a greener economy. They have decided to stop using plastic to label produce, instead using a laser to etch wording directly into the leafy exterior. Called natural branding, a strong light removes pigment from the skin leaving the inside unaffected in regards to the edibility,…

Zera

FINALLY, one of my dreams has come true! For the curious listeners out there, picture to yourself a world without food waste. You peel bananas or oranges, crack eggs, cut up vegetables, let food expire or usually have leftover food from meals. All of these scenarios create the same situation, a world where the amount…