Food & Drink (183)
The world’s most expensive doggy bag
In Germany, nearly 11 tons of food is thrown away every year. A restaurant in Hamburg has decided to tackle this problem in their very own way by putting a sign on tables informing visitors that they will pay a fine for their unfinished meal (€1 per 50 grams).
Why it matters
In times where a considerable proportion of the global population suffers from hunger or malnutrition, is this is a good way of reminding people of their actions? Is imposing a fine enough to make us more conscious of our disposable and wasteful ways?
A UK fruit grower was left stunned when he found a golden delicious apple on his tree split exactly half green, half red down the middle. The fruit's striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic mutation. Apparently experts are now looking at the possibility of replicating this mutation with a view to developing an apple that offers consumers two flavours for the price of one.
Danone have opened their first brand retail shop in Barcelona, dedicated to promoting healthy diet and lifestyle habits. There is a branded tasting area inside the shop, where visitors can taste the product in several combinations. There is also a healthy food restaurant that features the product, a museum area showcasing the product’s history, a merchandising area, and two rooms where talks on nutrition and good eating habits take place.