This lovely lampshade is made from cabbage

January 10, 2020 by  
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Lighting can set the tone of a room, so a lamp with a natural and compostable lampshade can create a cozy, gorgeous and sustainable setting. In a partnership between Indian designer Vaidehi Thakkar and London-based Nir Meiri Studio, Veggie Lights are just that — lampshades made out of red cabbage leaves that lend a warm glow to any space. A testament to the duo’s dedication to exploring and highlighting sustainable options, Veggie Lights offer a useful and elegant decor option straight from the garden. To create the lampshades, Thakkar developed the process of converting vegetables into a paper-like substance called Fiber Flats. Meiri joined the project with a passion for using organic materials, as seen from previous successes in using both mycelium and seaweed to make lampshades. Related: Algae Lamps are a work of art and natural shade in one Each lampshade in the Veggie Lights line is unique, a result of the natural variations in the leaves. Cabbage leaves may not be in the spotlight for intrinsic beauty, but through the process of separating the leaves and soaking them in a water-based color preservative, the originality of each leaf begins to shine through. The leaves are then shaped and left to dry in high temperatures, so all of the moisture evaporates. At this point, the leaves are either left unfinished, or the edges are trimmed and contoured into a gentle downward curve. The design of Veggie Lights places the bulb and electrical parts in a simple and streamlined base. This allows the light to shine upward into the shade, illuminating the natural veins and color variations in the cabbage leaf. Because the lampshades are naturally biodegradable, they will age and are meant to eventually be replaced. However, the base is long-lasting, so you can replace the shade at the end of its life for a refreshed look without producing waste . + Nir Meiri Studio + Vaidehi Thakkar Via Dezeen Image via Nir Meiri Studios

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This gluten free sweet potato miso will add some color to your day

December 11, 2016 by  
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These brilliant purple sweet potato noodles are more than just colorful: they’re healthy, delicious, vegan, and gluten free! This veggie-stuffed miso recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Read on for the complete recipe.

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New Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Flavors Let You Eat Your Veggies With a Spoon

April 22, 2014 by  
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Tired of trying to force your kids to eat their vegetables when they’d rather be scarfing down ice cream? A new product line from Häagen-Dazs  attempts to combine the two for a healthier dessert option. The international ice cream maker recently announced the rollout of their “ Spoon Vege ” line in Japan. The first two flavors, Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange, will be available in Japanese stores on May 12, 2014. Sounding more like fresh juice blends than ice cream flavors, it will be interesting to see how these so-called “healthy” treats are received by Japanese consumers. Keep reading to find out what makes the “Spoon Vege” line different from other Häagen-Dazs flavors. Read the rest of New Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Flavors Let You Eat Your Veggies With a Spoon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carrot ice cream , Haagen-Dazs healthy ice cream , Haagen-Dazs ice cream , Haagen-Dazs vegetable ice cream , Ice cream in Japan , tomato ice cream , vegetable flavored ice cream

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Vermont Set to Make Mandatory GMO Labeling a State Law

April 22, 2014 by  
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Vermont is leading the charge when it comes to state-wide GMO labeling after the state’s senate voted to approve mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified organisms. The bill must still be approved by the House, which needs to review amendments made to the bill that was originally passed by the House in 2013. If that goes according to plan, the bill could be on the governor’s desk this week and rolled out on food labels by July, 2016. Read the rest of Vermont Set to Make Mandatory GMO Labeling a State Law Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: consumer food labels , consumer labeling , consumer right to know , food labeling , Genetically Modified Organism Labeling , genetically modified organisms , GMO food , GMO food label , GMO food labeling , GMO food law , GMO Labeling , GMO labels , GMO laws , GMO legislation , GMOs , Monsanto , Monsanto food , Monsanto food label , monsanto gmo , Vermont food label , Vermont GMO , Vermont GMO labeling , Vermont GMO law

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NASA Set to Launch its First Vegetable Greenhouses Into Space!

April 14, 2014 by  
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Futuristic scenarios in which astronauts consume pills instead of food couldn’t be further from the truth, thanks to new devices for growing fresh vegetables in space. NASA’s next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include the world’s first vegetable growth chamber ! The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to be launched today at 4:58 pm EST, will carry the “Veggie” device to the ISS, where astronauts plan to grow fresh produce. Read the rest of NASA Set to Launch its First Vegetable Greenhouses Into Space! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronauts food , food in space , green technology , ISS plant growth , NASA food , NASA mission. ISS food , NASA resupply mission , NASA technology , NASA Veggie , ORBITEC Veggie

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A Barcode That Recedes With a Veggie’s Freshness

March 19, 2010 by  
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Walking through the produce aisle shouldn’t be as mysterious as the ingredients on the back of a bag of Cheetos, but sometimes picking out fresh produce can be a befuddling task even for the most seasoned herbivore. Fresh Code, by designers Sisi Yuan, Yiwu Qiu, Lei Zhao, Qiulei Huang, Lijun Zhang & Weihang Shu is a straightforward solution developed as an intelligent barcode not only able to price an item, but also indicate the freshness level of the produce on which it’s affixed. Each bar code uses a special ink that recedes in correlation with passing time and a percentage graph indicating the remaining life of the veggie at hand

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Vegetarians! RSVP for Holiday Dinners with This Veggie Cheer

December 23, 2009 by  
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Screenshot from Cheer Factory Oh how I wish I’d had this cheer handy for the last few weeks. If you’re vegetarian and not sure how to let the hosts of various holiday parties know that you’re passing on the meat dish, you can bust out this funny, light-hearted-but-gets-the-point-across cheer. …

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Healthy Chinese Food! Vegan Very Veggie Pineapple “Fried” Rice Recipe Included

November 30, 2009 by  
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Make your own healthy Vegan Chinese Food! In the mood for something Asian but don’t want to risk ordering in a gloppy, full of fat mess from your local take out place? Try cooking up this super easy Very Veggie Pineapple “Fried” Rice recipe instead.

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