25 Jun '12, 9am

Insect Sushi and Copper Recycling Machines at the Royal College of Art Graduate Show

Insect Sushi and Copper Recycling Machines at the Royal College of Art Graduate Show

The annual summer show for graduate students at the Royal College of Art in London is a chance to see what the brightest and best students in their fields are thinking about. The Innovation Design Engineering students are the super stars with projects that are innovative and socially responsible. Take insect sushi. Edible insects are a healthy, tasty and sustainable source of protein but there are strong cultural taboos. Ento Sushi is a project that shows how to introduce these edible insects to the Western diet gradually through a succession of foods and eating experiences. No free samples offered. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 Farmers in developing countries lose food harvested in the fields because they can't keep it cool: they don't have cold storage on the field, or in transport. Shockingly, more than 40% of the food losses occur at post-harvest and processing stages of the ...

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