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 special vending machine selling caviar rather than coffee has been placed in the Moscow mayor's office with more to follow in the country's parliament buildings.
Swedes have never been particularly self-promoting when it comes to their food heritage, but this appears to be changing with a recent flurry of media talk regarding local produce. The latest illustration of this changing mindset is a recent documentary about crayfish and a consumer desire to buy from local producers as opposed to a steady supply from China and Turkey.