Bert Gielen

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Will indoor, vertical farming help us feed the planet — or hurt it?

How can we feed a population that’s growing on a planet that isn’t? Grow up!<p>Outdoors, an acre of land can grow an acre of lettuce. Indoors, an acre of building with plants stacked floor to ceiling can grow many acres of lettuce. Which is why, in cities around the country, entrepreneurs are turning …

The Perfect Formula For Brewing Coffee, Down To The Gram

Never drink another bad cup.<p>There's no doubt that coffee culture has reached an unprecedented level of snobbery. But that elitism also happens to produce one fine cup of java. Anyone who loves coffee (and we're pretty sure that's everyone reading this) knows that a perfectly brewed cup of coffee is …

If You Care About Your Coffee, Then You Should Know How to Store It

So you treated yourself to a great bag of beans. Now, how do you store them to make sure they stay as fresh and awesome as possible for as long as possible?<p>If you're shelling out 20 bucks for a haute bag of beans, you should at least know how to store them. Better beans, stored correctly, make …

Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Insects can be a great source of protein, and in many parts of the world, people gobble them up.<p>But here in the U.S., a certain "ick factor" has kept consumers from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To combat the ickiness and convert skeptical consumers, bug-food advocates are trying a …

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12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas

clé’s Container Tiles, designed by John Whitmarsh, are cut from actual shipping containers! Talk about eco-friendly… They’re perfect for adding an …

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Soundfreaq Re-Imagines the Alarm Clock

Are you one of those people that likes a traditional alarm clock/radio but also keeps your phone within hand’s reach? Soundfreaq has launched the …

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What’s In a Bug? Lots of Healthy Nutrients

They’re similar to crickets, but grasshoppers have a shorter antenna and are more active during the day. Most commonly found and consumed in areas …

To Save the World, Eat Bugs

Two billion people worldwide already eat 1,900 insect species. The United Nations hopes that one day Americans will, too. What would it take for that to happen?<p>The average American may have a hard time imagining adding crickets to a stir-fry, but Phil Torres, an entomologist credited with the …

10 reasons why eating insects can save the world

Food writer and self-confessed gastronaut Stefan Gates traveled to South East Asia (Cambodia, Thailand & Vietnam) to discover whether eating insects …

The world’s consuming more meat than ever

China and India are leading mankind’s rise up the food chain<p>Jay Z and Al Gore's newfound veganism aside, global meat consumption is on the rise.<p>A new study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at humanity's trophic level -- also known as our place …