Posts Tagged ‘local food’

What’s hot in 2010: sustainability, local sourcing and nutrition.

The US restaurant industry certainly is a powerful innovator when it comes to new concepts and trends. Think of fastfood, fast casual and so forth that have revolutionized the way we eat around the world – often, arguably, not for the better of humankind. The below survey published here reveals the latest trends for 2010 that dramatically reverse what the US restaurant industry did in the last 30 years: sustainably produced food, locally sourced ingredients, and a better eye at the nutritional values of our meals are the hot items of the future.

I am thinking that these restaurants trends are just as valid for Europe. And I will bet you that these trends, like fast food in the past, are here to stay, because they are increasingly relevant for our wellbeing. We all want to eat more organic, more locally sourced (because it is more ecological, more intimate, less global and more transparent) and we would like to eat healthy food. This is a global need. What better than fruit, vegetables and fish from an AquaFarm from a rooftop next to your house, in the city wherever you live?


Growing Powers: Selbstversorgung = Selbstbestimmung

Die non-profit Organisation Growing Powers betreibt mehrere urban farms und hat sich in den USA  als thought leader für urban farming etabliert. Ausgezeichnet mit etlichen Preisen, steht Growing Powers für das Recht auf Selbstversorgung der Amerikanischen Unterschicht. Wissen bedeutet Macht: Growing Powers sieht sich in dieser Hinsicht als Enabler für eine neue Konsumkultur der Selbstversorgung. Denn Selbstversorgung ist Selbstbestimmung, und dies soll neue Chancen eröffnen für diejenigen, die bisher wenig Chancen hatten. Interessante Medienberichte über Growing Powers auch hier…