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Edible Algae Coming to a Rooftop Near You?

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August 27, 2013
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On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun -- the latest innovation in urban farming. It may not look like it, but this green goo is an algae called spirulina -- a rich source of protein, antioxidants and nutrients.


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Rooftop Algae a Growth Industry in Bangkok

Rooftop Algae a Growth Industry in Bangkok

Reuters (Sep. 23, 2013) — Urban algae farming is gaining a foothold in Bangkok with the rooftop of one big hotel supporting a small but flourishing algae industry. Algae is well known as a source of biofuel, but the species being cultivated on the roof of the Novotel produces Spirulina, a vitamin-rich, so-called "superfood".
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Awesome Instagram Account Collects the Worst Food Photos

Awesome Instagram Account Collects the Worst Food Photos

Buzz60 (Nov. 19, 2013) — Instagram created a new generation of self proclaimed foodies and chefs who photograph their meals for the world to see. There's only one problem - some of these things don't look anywhere close to edible. Lindsey Granger shows you some of the uneasy-on-the-eye concoctions!
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FAO Recommends Edible Insects as Environmentally Friendly Food

FAO Recommends Edible Insects as Environmentally Friendly Food

AFP (May 13, 2013) — Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement diets around the world as an environmentally friendly food sources if Western consumers will give eating edible insects a go, the UN's Food and Agricultural organization said on Monday.
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French Designer Creates Chocolate Dress That's Good Enough to Eat

French Designer Creates Chocolate Dress That's Good Enough to Eat

AFP (Oct. 26, 2012) — With Paris's Salon de Chocolat set to open next week, one innovative designer will be mounting a very special fashion show to demonstrate his latest edible creation -- a fully-wearable chocolate kimono.
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