Meydan Levy creates 4D-printed artificial fruit filled with nutrients

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate Meydan Levy has developed five edible artificial fruits, which comprise printed cellulose skins filled with a cocktail of vitamins and minerals. Called Neo Fruit, Levy’s fake fruit have soft cases that are 3D-printed from translucent cellulose – an organic compound that gives plants their structure. These skins are […]

Spira countertop bioreactor allows users to grow their own algae for food

Individuals could cut their greenhouse-gas emissions by replacing meals with algae grown at home using the countertop Spira device by recent design graduate Rob Russell. Spira is a photobioreactor, which means it uses light to cultivate microorganisms – in this case, spirulina, a nutrient-dense algae. Spirulina is so rich in protein, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants […]

Kaiku turns fruit and vegetable waste into natural pigments

Imperial graduate Nicole Stjernsward has invented Kaiku, a system that turns plants into powdered paint pigments using vaporisation technology. Avocados, pomegranates, beetroots, lemons and onions are just some of the fruits and vegetables that can be placed into Kaiku and turned into the raw material for paints, inks and dyes. Skins and peels are boiled […]

Solein protein powder “100 times more climate-friendly” than other food

Food tech start-up Solar Foods has created a climate-friendly protein-rich food that uses much less water and land than other animal or plant-based foods. Developed in collaboration with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Solein is made by applying electricity to water to release bubbles of carbon dioxide and […]

Three sustainable recipes from Space10’s futuristic cookbook

IKEA‘s research lab Space10 has released Future Food Today, a cookbook filled with foods of the future, from mealworm burgers to algae hotdogs. In a Dezeen exclusive, we bring you three of the best recipes to try at home. Future Food Today features a range of “future-proof” recipes for dishes that are good for our […]

Coca Cola spirit mixers come in the brand’s original bottles

Coca-Cola has released a range of mixers packaged in Hutchinson glass bottles, the design used by the brand in 1894 when the product was first bottled. The Hutchinson bottle used for the Coca-Cola Signature Mixers has a straight-sided silhouette and a bulbous neck. The launch marks the first time that Coca-Cola has re-released the bottle […]

“We all have a stake in the future of food” say curators of V&A’s Bigger than the Plate exhibition

London’s V&A shows what the future of food could look like in its latest exhibition Food: Bigger than the Plate, which takes visitors through a full food cycle from compost to plate. The show is structured into four parts – compost, farming, trading and eating – in a bid to give visitors a sense of […]

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