Eve Turow is like anyone of us who grew up on Clarissa Explains it all, made our parents stand in absurd lines for Tamagotchis, hid under the blankets during Are You Afraid of the Dark? and binged on Fun Dip, Surge and French Toast Crunch....
Sales in the United States broke through another record in 2014, totaling $39.1 billion, up 11.3 percent from the previous year.
Loco’l plans to repurpose scraps that would ordinarily end up in the trash, and to design their recipes to include common ingredients across dishes. “Waste is the cornerstone of Loco’l,” Choi said. “In a way, it’s the only way we can make this crazy thing happen.”
"Along the way, you’ll visit the world’s largest seed repository in Svalbard, Norway, meet struggling GM soy farmers in Paraguay, and even go behind-the-scenes in the belly of the beast: Monsanto HQ in St. Louis."
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San Francisco may have been the first city to make its citizens compost food, but Seattle is the first to punish people with a fine if they don’t. In a country that loses about 31 percent of its food to waste, policies like Seattle’s are driven by environmental, social and economic pressure.
One of the D.C. area’s most promising professional bakers can’t even purchase the main ingredient in her Champagne Delight cupcake. Breana Britt, 16, is the lead chef at Bree’s Sweet Treats in Accokeek, Md., just 20 miles south of D.C.
If the highest calibre of young people become farmers it will improve food security and help solve the unemployment crisis. Can tech make farming cool?