Category: Food

3D printing - a technology that can build house and make food sustainably

3D printing – a technology that can build a house and make food sustainably

It is estimated that 150 million people are homeless worldwide. Habitat for Humanity estimated in 2015 that 1.6 billion people around the world live in “inadequate shelter”.  Food is responsible for approximately 26% of global GHG emissions and 31% of total food emissions come from livestock and fisheries. What is 3D printing? Also known as Additive Manufacturing.  3D printing is a process of making solid objects from a digital file. A digital model is turned into a physical three-dimensional object by adding one material layer at a time until the object is created.  It is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which involves cutting out/ hollowing out a piece of metal or...

Vegan Diet

Shifting to a Vegan Diet – Good for Health and Environment

Out of all Greenhouse gas emissions, 26 % comes from the food sector. Animal Products account for 58 % of the total emissions from the food sector. Half of all farmed emissions come from beef and lamb only. What is a Vegan Diet? Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a Vegan. – Wikipedia  It was coined in 1944 by a small group of vegetarians who broke away from the Leicester Vegetarian Society in England from the Vegan Society. The term...

Aerofarms

Growing Food Without Soil and Chemicals in Factories – Aerofarms

You must have seen food being processed in factories, but could you have imagined growing food inside factories and that too without soil! – Aerofarms has made it into reality. Using 95% less water than traditional farming with 390 times the productivity per square foot than a commercial farm. Saving 70% of the water that goes into agriculture globally. What is AeroFarms? Having headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, they are built inside abandoned steel mills. They are basically farms where mostly leafy eatable plants are produced. It is not just farm, it is more like full-stack vertical farms and world-class experts changing the way plants are understood. AeroFarms is on a...