All posts tagged: Sustainable Living

Food and our Future – starting 8th of August

UNEP offers free online courses to teach everybody essentials of modern pressing issues. For example: what is a food system? Why do we have to think about food in its systematic context ? And, how can this help sustainability? Currently, a new free online course was added to their future learning platform for which they collaborate with the Stockholm Environmental Institute – online classes will start on 8th of August. The course focuses on South East Asia and explains how food security can be ensured here despite a growing population, and PRESSING environmental needs. It definetely makes you a more concious eater, cause  – guess what – what we eat every day actually has an environmental impact… Certificates of participation can be earned! Check out the course here!  

Edible six-pence rings to fight plastic waste

The plastic rings holding together a beer six-pence kill marine animals in very cruel ways (see for example these pictures). The craft beer brand Saltwater Brewery, targeting surfers, fishermen and ocean lovers, wanted to show that the madness can be stopped. Together  with the New York-based small agency We Believers, they developed edible six-pences made from wheat and barley, i.e. the stuff that is left over when brewing beer. A magnificent story (first reported in the net by the way here)!!! Very yummy!!! That of course reminds me a bit about my thoughts on edible spoons I wrote about recently, so I thought this break-through is also gonna shared on this blog! Cheerioh!!

Luxurious, mass-produced or rather self-made

Eat your cuttlery! It is stylish, saves the planet, and you can make it yourself in any forms you wish. Edible spoons have gained attention outside of the world of cocktail partys as an Indian, Narayana Peesapaty, sees a possibility to reduce plastic waste in India by turning edible spoons into a commodity; currently, consumption of one-time-use plastic cuttlery is high and their substitution by edible spoons could pronouncedly decrease the total plastic consumption of this country. This is of course a very inspiring and yummy idea! In any case, edible spoons are nowadays everywhere (they are not copryright protectable) – here some examples:

Welcome new world: tinder meets food

Do you know tinder? If not, you are mostelikely not single. Tinder is one of these things you are not supposed to do but is still fun. Supposedly a portal for bootie calls, it is pretty much one of the best time killers when you wait for your dentist. Flicker through the facebook profile pictures of potential love interests and chose whoever appeares right – no matter how many appear right. New apps want to apply this concept to food – for example agrilicious (http://www.agrilicious.org/) and cookisto (https://www.cookisto.com/). Thank you new mobile world! That is definetely an improvement of my life 🙂