Tag: Food Technology
The Bottle of The Future is an Edible Blob
Like in a microcosm, what if we could drink from a giant drop of water?
The bottle of the future has the shape of a soft, hygienic, biodegradable and edible blob, where the liquid is kept together by a solution of brown algae and calcium chloride.
In Vitro Celebrity Meat, for Real this Time?
Our Tribal Gut Bacteria Are Disappearing (And Why We’re Getting Fat)
It’s an old axe that you are what you eat, but a growing body of evidence suggests that, in terms of our gut bacteria, it’s really true. Recent research shows that the standard ‘Western’ diet high in animal fat, sugars, and refined carbohydrates fundamentally alters the bacterial ecosystem in our intestines. The bacteria that thrive in the house that McDonald’s built are not only associated with obesity, but may actually excrete waste compounds that cause obesity.
Moments in Meat History Part VII – Factory Farming
In the 1950s, the transition towards what is now known as factory farming picked up speed with farmers.
Moments in Meat History Part V- Industrialization of Farming
In 1876, the first cattle feedlot was established near Chicago.
A More Interesting, More Depressing Theory of Easter Island’s Downfall
Easter Island has long been used as a parable for environmental destruction: a once-mighty civilization brought low by its wanton overuse of natural resources. The islanders cut down all their trees for farming and silly stone heads, so the story goes, and reduced the paradise of Rapa Nui to a windswept grassland. However, a new theory about the collapse of Easter Island challenges this traditional assumption. It takes the blame away from humans and puts it on rats.
Frisky Whisky: Radioactive Booze from the Atomic Age
The world's first – and hopefully last – whiskey aged with radioactivity.
Diet-in-a-Pill Promises Weight Loss with Synthetic Genes
Fat rats with unrestricted access to high-calorie food still lose weight with the help of a genetic implant.