“It shows the many traditional and potential new uses of insects for direct human consumption and the opportunities for and constraints to farming them for food and feed. It examines the body of research on issues such as insect nutrition and food safety, the use of insects as animal feed, and the processing and preservation of insects and their products.”
Here in our Food Design Association, we have Giulia Tachini. She took her Product Design Master’s Degree in the Polytechnic of Milan presenting her final project: A Hypothesis of Food System Compensation: Eating Insects for Food Security and a Sustainable Future. The work got good critics and she kept on with the theme organizing other projects supporting her aims. Like this insect biscuits presented in the Milan Design Week 2013. Get to know more on her site.
Here’s an interesting video… “FAO consultant, Afton Halloran, describes the use of insects as food in developing nations to provide nutrients missed in local food supplies and how the practice is spreading globally. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”
Jorge Mañes Rubio’s Seethisway just has received the second prize in the Your Street Eindhoven design contest with the Project Street Food Lighting. The Project consists in projecting popular food places on empty dark weird spaces walls. The intention is to bring life to those places. And it worked. Street Food Lighting is ‘a visually very attractive project. Brings people (young and old and of all income levels) together, and fits perfectly into the picture of Eindhoven, city of design, technology and light’ says the jury. Watch some more from the project in the beginning of this video.
Street Food Manifesto – Starts of Friday the 21st of october and will grow and evolve until the end of december
TourDeFork in collaboration with Essen Taste magazine will be trying to analyze and asses the modern interpretation of street food, by accumulating, categorizing and extrapolating individual food products from their original context, whilst trying to apply a set of rules from their Street Food Manifesto – in order to determine what may be classified as street food and what cannot, emphasizing the theory that street food it’s not what, where or with who you eat it, but how.