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Food, fuel and the global land grab - The Income Divide Food Wars

Food, fuel and the global land grab - The Income Divide Food Wars | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Jan 3, 2012 - As land and water become scarce, as the earth’s temperature rises, and as world food security deteriorates, a dangerous geopolitics of food scarcity is emerging, writes Lester Brown

Growing demand for food and fuel has put pressure on the world’s agricultural lands to produce more. Now, a trend in “land grabbing” has emerged, as wealthy countries lease or buy farms and agribusiness in poorer countries to ensure their own future supplies. The result may be further economic disparities and even “food wars.”


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Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design

Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot. And since it can take any orientation (hung vertically, horizontally, and even on the ceiling), and can be modified in size, you can fit it in any apartment.

 


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Hans De Keulenaer's comment, February 8, 2012 8:10 PM
More gadget than practical. Not really for families, but great for storing drinks in a bachelor's appartment.
Hans De Keulenaer's comment, February 8, 2012 8:19 PM
Great out-of-the-box thinking. I can not see it really working for a family where a million things are taken out of the fridge for breakfast, and which needs to store fresh items (who wants non-packages foods in contact with gel). But it could work for example in a bachelor's or student's appartment for storing drinks.
Roberto Bogge's comment, February 9, 2012 6:47 AM
I agree with you. It's just a curiosity. A new concept with a lot of possible application, but it's should be re-thought for the daily use on a larger scale. Otherwise it will remain an object of pure design without a real application. Surely also the price will limit the possibility of being traded on large market sectors.