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Food for thought
‘Food Design Probes’ is a research project by Philips. They have developed ideas based on predictions of how we will eat and source our food in 15 to 20 years. And in that vision, they created three concept products: the Nutrition Monitor, the Food Printer and the Biosphere Home Farm.
Why it matters
Innovation is no longer only about forthcoming product development. Does the Food Design Probe project indicate that companies must pioneer wilder more exotic initiatives beyond their own business plan to show they really care about the future?
The Whopper Bar is a new fast food concept from Burger King. “Bar” comes into play two ways here; there’s a buffet-style topping bar with 22 different choices, such as guacamole, steak sauce, bacon, onions, etc. And what goes better with burgers than beer? Select Whopper Bar locations will also give people the option of enjoying aluminum bottles of Miller Lite and Bud Lite in markets like Miami, Fla., New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. A Whopper combo with a beer will set you back $7.99, just about $2 more than a combo with a regular drink.
Food brands in Russia who take a stance against genetically modified products are gaining market share through voicing their opinion on this controversial area of food debate.