BOOM! A Political Statement in the Form of Chocolate

April 24, 2010 by  
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Mexico  is one of the largest producers of cacao in the world, cultivating this ancient currency for over three millennia. But while it’s the birthplace of chocolate, any production of this lucrative product domestically remains quite scarce. Designed by Héctor Galván, founder of Mexico City based design studio Omlette , BOOM! is a tasty bit artillery-shaped political commentary aiming to educate Mexican locals on the economic potential that lies in producing chocolate as purely, organically and domestically as once before.

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Silicon Valley Bets on Agriculture 2.0

April 1, 2010 by  
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Image credit: thebittenword.com /Flickr Thanks to CSAs , the slow food movement , and a new interest in all that is quality and local

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“Living Goods” Barcode App Makes Buying Local a Breeze

February 12, 2010 by  
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How many miles did your lunch travel to get to your plate? Even if we eat organic and fresh, most of us don’t know the origin of our produce, meats and dairy, and we often fail to realize that our food probably spends more hours in transit than we do getting to work. One of 18 Greener Gadgets finalists , the AUG/Living Goods Program is a conceptual mobile phone app that scans product barcodes and then instantly gives the low-down on the producer, how far the food has come, if the product is in season, historical pricing, detailed consumer ratings and your own purchasing history.

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Eating Local with Help From GOOD

January 4, 2010 by  
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We talk a lot about local eats around here. John just wrote earlier today about how local farming could help revitalize the city of Detroit

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