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Period: January 1, 2014 to February 1, 2014
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Package-Free Local Food From In.Gredients

Since 2011, Austin Texas-based in.gredients has sold local food with pure ingredients, package-free.   It says:     "Our mission is to be a different kind of grocery store – one that is responsible to the environment and community and one that facilitates a healthy lifestyle.   healthy soil + healthy air + healthy water = healthy people"  

The grocer encourages customers to bring their own containers, so that it can "precycle." The have a nice video here.

January 16, 2014

hisbe Stores Put Social Conscience First

hisbe  (how it should be) – is a community interest company that "thinks supermarkets should be doing business in a more responsible way. Our purpose is to help make the food industry more fair and sustainable.at hiSbe we think that putting happiness first is a route to a more responsible, fair and sustainable food industry."

"We’re about affordable food that is as local, healthy, natural, sustainable, GM and pesticide-free, fairly traded, high welfare, seasonal, minimally packaged, ethically produced and responsibly sourced as possible!"

January 16, 2014

How Does Printed Food Taste?

A New York Times reporter eats a 3-D printed meal.   "My plan: I would immerse myself in the world of 3-D printing. I would live for a week using nothing but 3-D-printed objects — toothbrushes, furniture, bicycles, vitamin pills — in order to judge the technology’s potential and pitfalls."   "Our pizza will be in the shape of Italy, a topographically correct replica of the country, complete with the Apennine Mountain range in the middle."  

January 16, 2014

Innovation For The Masses

Started in 2009, Quirky continues to evolve as an innovation marketplace. As Quirky says:  

"We make invention accessible.
We believe the best ideas in the world aren't actually in the world... they're locked inside people's heads. We exist to solve that problem."
 So far it claims 420
products developed and a community of inventors that numbers nearly 700k.

January 15, 2014

AmazonFresh Expands To San Francisco - Membership Required At $299

AmazonFresh continues to expand and is now in San Francisco:    "Introducing AmazonFresh   Free same-day and early morning delivery on orders over $35 of more than 500,000 Amazon items, including fresh grocery and local products.   AmazonFresh is now available in the San Francisco area in select zip codes as a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime Fresh, a new level of Amazon Prime that includes all the benefits of Prime, plus access to AmazonFresh. After your free 30-day trial, you will be charged $299."

December 11, 2013

Carrot Yogurt Anyone?

Blue Hill Farm, a family farm in the Berkshires, launched a line of savory yogurts:
"The First Savory Yogurts - We call our yogurts “savory”, though they’re sweet, too. Available in new, unexpected flavors—like Carrot, Tomato, and Beet—they are vibrantly colored, naturally nutritious, and udder-ly delicious."
The yogurts come in six flavors, Carrot, Sweet Potato, Beet, Butternut Squash, Tomato and Parsnip.

October 01, 2013

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