Tag: food

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AQUAPONICS IKEA STYLE

IKEA and SPACE10 have recently teamed up and are exploring the future of food production. As readers of previous posts know, food shortage is a very real issue facing our planet. As the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world IKEA…

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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

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URBAN FARM TOWER

As the density of our urban fabric ever increases (along with the number of residents), city-dwellers become further distanced from the growth of the food they consume. This distance still remains an ecological problem! However, ‘urban vertical farms’ have taken…

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HARVEST TOWER

By 2050, there will be a global additional of 3 billion more mouths to feed! It appears that the traditional farming we know today will not be able to cope with the predicted population increase. In such a case, new…

Origami Microgardens

‘Tomorrow Machine‘ are a Swedish design studio. They have been collaborating with INFARM, an indoor farming startup. Together they have created Origami Microgarden. This microgarden is an ultra-stylish way to grow your own veggies innovatively inside your home. It was…

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No Waste

The ubiquitous grocery store is pretty much the same wherever you go. There are however occasional exceptions to this rule, and this store in Berlin, Germany is one of them! The name of the store is ‘Original Unverpackt’ and it’s…

UNDERWATER GREENHOUSE

Underwater greenhouses could soon be anchored only 20 feet below the sea surface. These devices would be filled with air and a small amounts of crops. Some immediate benefits include no pests and a more stable temperature to stabilize growth….

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The Cultivator (solar meat printer)

The Cultivator uses solar energy and a 3D bio-printer to make functional (and tasty) meat. It does not incur the typical costs associated with meat production i.e. land space, transportation, refrigeration etc. It supports in the creation of small amounts…

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Electricity Direct from Plants

Plant-e has managed to design products that can generate energy from living plants. They explain that it is now possible to utilize the space on your roof, not simply for growing plants, but, for harnessing electricity from those exact same plants!…

Cook & Get Charged

Now here is a novel device! It’s called the ‘Powerpot’, and it is designed to charge your devices whilst cooking your breakfast lunch or dinner. The ‘Powerpot’ works via thermoelectric technology (heat). It is an incredibly useful addition to your…