This is totally awesome. The Kitchain is created by MOOV.
What’s interesting about this on a larger scale is how design can bring elements from different places together. The same goes for food. Both integrates and elevates ideas, people, and place to produce a beautiful blend of…togetherness. It’s not necessarily a community; It’s more like a harmony. People come from all walks of life but they eventually sync together over great food and wine, enjoying a cacophony of conversations.
From Luminary Labs.
Interesting infographics. How can we combine public health, technology, and design for sustainable, social innovation?
Imagine yourself back in grade/high school. Did you ever felt disgusted by the choices for lunch? The greasy pizza, potato smilies (ironic), cardboard-tasting burgers - all suspiciously originated from a cheaper cousin of Mc Donald’s. I did. And I regret not doing anything about it.
Food is supposed to make you feel healthier and happier (aside from eating to raise self-esteem) and more energized. The stark reality is, that’s not happening at most schools. That’s not news to most of you, but why is it so hard to change what we offer in schools?
The United Nations said Wednesday that about 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year, which amounts to roughly one third of all the food produced for human consumption.
According to the [United Nations] report, food losses occur as a result of inefficiencies in food production and processing operations that diminish supplies. Food waste, by contrast, is when retailers and consumers throw edible food in the trash.
Consumers in rich nations waste a combined 222 million tons a year, according to the report. That’s almost as much as all the food produced in sub-Saharan Africa.
The report puts much of the blame on retailers in rich nations that throw out food simply because it looks unappealing, and the food industry’s ‘all-you-can-eat’ marketing tactics, which encourage consumers to buy more than they need.
Full story here.
This is totally unacceptable. It’s disgusting how much food we waste.
!!! I wish this was actually being build right now. How can we improve our food system?
I’ve been thinking - what if we applied the curatorial practice of museums (and rapidly, digital mediums) to grocery stores?
Grocery stores stocks many items on display, like museums, except that food items are categorized based on inherent or functional properties, whereas exhibition pieces are organized to tell a story.
Could “curating” food products lead to better nutritional decisions?
There are hints of this practice already if you look closely. Many grocery store now have an ‘organic’ section and some even devote a part of shelf real estate to gluten-free products as well. I wonder if it would help if we grouped items based on properties such as ‘low-fat’ or even based on diseases like diabetes.
Or instead of rearranging items - because let’s face it, it’s going to be a lot of work - we create a mobile application or SaaS to help customers make better decisions?
I feel like someone has thought of this already…