plant, grow, and harvest food autonomously, can use as little as 1% of the land that a conventional farm would use to grow the same amount of food. The systems are still at a relatively early stage and expensive, but beginning to prove that they can be profitable. Right now, vertical farm companies focus on leafy greens, which make the most sense financially, but berries and vine crops will soon follow. Other indoor agriculture facilities, like a large, state-of-the-art greenhouse now growing tomatoes in Appalachia, use one-thirtieth of the land used in traditional farming. A new vertical wheat farm grows as much in 850 square feet as could normally grow on 30 to 50 acres. … [Read more...] about Why we need to “rewild” our environment
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They even drummed up publicity for the theatrical release as if it were a live concert: Oscilloscope announced the movie’s release date, then two weeks later, tickets went on sale. Theaters ended up selling out of tickets within minutes, and in one night, Shut Up and Play the Hits grossed more than Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, did, despite the fact that LCD Soundsystem is a lesser known band. … [Read more...] about The Other Legacy: Inside Collaboration Lab Oscilloscope
Strike a balance between bringing in new talent that fits your creative culture and new talent that will take it in new directions A breadth of different kinds of production activity is an important way to encourage and develop both talent and new ideas, Sproxton believes: “Though some people naturally lean towards a particular type of production–ads because they are quick turnaround, or feature films because they’re not–we are trying to mash things up, encouraging more people to jump between different production types.” … [Read more...] about How To Grow While Staying Insanely Creative, The Aardman Way
In light of that, why did potatoes ever leave the menu? As COVID-19 spread in March, dining rooms closed, and drive throughs became crowded. We documented this drive-through phenomenon in August, but one way Taco Bell responded was to streamline its menu. Potatoes were axed in the interest of speed. (And having worked in a Taco Bell myself, I can say that keeping potatoes cooked and hot on the line was tricky during rush hours.) … [Read more...] about Taco Bell is secretly a haven for vegetarians—and it’s adding even more meatless options
Convincing the mainstream customer Patagonia has now sold thousands of these pieces, and Kremer expects the ReCrafted business to grow further. But for upcycling to become mainstream, he believes it’s important to create designs that resonate. Many artisan upcyclers or creative repairers have a particular aesthetic that draws attention to the fact that the garment is made from old clothes. They might choose a patch in a contrasting color, to show that it’s covering a hole. “The scars tell a story,” says Kremer. “People might ask questions about a patch, and you can tell them about how you skied through thorny bushes, which ripped the jacket.” … [Read more...] about Patagonia has had enormous success with upcycled clothing. Could other brands follow?