Innovations in Food and Agriculture at FoodIT: Solution Harvest
Jul13

Innovations in Food and Agriculture at FoodIT: Solution Harvest

Yesterday, Green Eatz attended Food IT: Solution Harvest, organized by The Mixing Bowl. There were attendees from all over the world, from New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Italy, but I claim the prize for the shortest distance traveled – just 2 miles from my home to the event location at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View! The Mixing Bowl connects innovators in food, agriculture and information technology and Food IT:...

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Food’s Water Footprint
Mar26

Food’s Water Footprint

You have heard of the carbon footprint…but what about the water footprint? We all use water every day to drink, cook, wash, flush and water the land. But just 5% of our daily water footprint is from use in home and garden. The food we eat, the stuff we buy, the things we do and the trips we take uses the other 95%. The average American uses 100 gallons per day at home, but indirectly consumes 2,000 gallons of water every day. Of that,...

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Food as Art
Mar19

Food as Art

Looking at ‘food as art’ makes us connect and think about food in a different way. At the San Jose Museum of Art, the exhibition Around the Table shows the many aspects of food in our lives today. Thirty artists present their own vision of food’s impact on our culture in the past, present and future. Food as Art: History The Flatbread Society makes us think about the link between humans and grain over the ages. Their Boat Oven is a...

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Why Food Waste is a good thing!
Jan11

Why Food Waste is a good thing!

In a report just published by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the bad news is that a third to a half of all food is wasted. Many earlier reports have estimated around a third of all food is thrown away, so it is rather alarming to think the figure could be much higher.  But there is good news as well…if we could reduce that wastage significantly, then we could feed the projected extra three billion people without needing...

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How green is my pumpkin?
Oct18

How green is my pumpkin?

It’s pumpkin time in the States as Halloween approaches. One and a quarter billion pounds of pumpkins are produced here each year. The majority are canned as pumpkin pie mixes. Most of the rest are used to create Jack O’Lanterns for displaying at Halloween. And many of those end up in the trash. Pumpkins and pesticides? Pumpkins have two big problems; insects love them and they catch lots of diseases such as bacterial wilt...

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