Category: Food

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The food transportation challenge

“The world population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999, a doubling that occurred over 40 years. The Census Bureau’s latest projections imply that population growth will continue into the...

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OpenAg: Building a Personal Food Computer

MIT Labs OpenAg Initiative MIT Media Lab’s Open Agriculture, or OpenAg, Initiative, an open-source agricultural research lab founded and directed by Caleb Harper.  Harper decries that the current food system is riddled with “an endless loop of...

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Trends in US home food preparation and consumption

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a research study with the aim to evaluate: Whether US...

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Growing waist size

  Industrial growth in the first half of the 20th century led to increase in urbanization, improvement in transportation and improved productivity which set a platform for innovation and policy reform. The railroads expanded...