weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- Pinkhouses, like at right, could be the more energy-efficient future of vertical farming. "A photon is a terrible thing to waste...So we developed these lights to correctly match the photosynthesis needs of our plants. We get almost 20 percent faster growth rate and save a lot energy."
- Luxury Daily goes over the seven deadly sins as applied to QR codes, and they're right on. "Gluttony Just because they exist does not mean that you should engorge your marketing collateral with QR codes."
- Michael Pollan on Why Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy and the cheesemakers and fermenters who are “pacifists in the war on bacteria.”
- A powerful use for spoiled food: Kroger Co.'s anaerobic digester in Compton takes unsold food from Ralphs and Food 4 Less and converts it into 13 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year.
- In a display of branding gone bad, Nutella's parent company Ferrero want to ban World Nutella Day as an unlawful use of it's mark.
- A thoughful piece that explores How Twitter is Reshaping the Future of Storytelling "For people who love compelling writing, there’s something tantalizing about lines being shared one at a time. A line on its own changes a reader’s relationship to the very texture of the syllables and ideas. Twitter story experiments aren’t shackled by the linear requirements of paper."