Tag: consumption

This Looks Like a Normal Cucumber but You’ll Never Believe What’s Inside It

March 7, 2014 // 4:14 pm

Using just a paintbrush and an eye for the elusive, Tokyo-born artist Hikaru Cho disguises fruits and vegetables as other foods. Sounds simple enough? Hardly. Her ability to transform produce requires a meticulous sense of skill.

The result: a series of work that is so convincing it forces us to…

Americans Eating More Butter Than They Have in the Past 40 Years

January 17, 2014 // 12:19 pm

There was a funny tumblr post I read recently that goes a little something like this:

“My doctor just told me to eat more Taco Bell. Well, actually he said ‘less McDonald’s,’ but I’m pretty sure I know what he meant.”

Healthy-eating loopholes make the world go-round, and according…

The Average American Eats 3.4 Pounds of Candy & More Inglorious Halloween Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 30, 2013 // 1:09 pm

Tomorrow night, hoards of ravenous trick-or-treaters will descend upon neighborhoods across the nation. A terrifying amount of candy corn will be devoured, the streets will be covered in spilled rainbow Skittles, and a sugar high epidemic will take over the country. Oh, Halloween, how we’ve missed you so.

However,…

An Unforgiving Breakdown of How Much Sugar America Consumes [Infographic]

October 1, 2013 // 6:00 am

Newsflash: Sugar is bad for you. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, here it is again: Sugar is bad for you, as in awful, terrible stuff. For those of you not yet sick of hearing it, I’ll say it one more time: Sugar is bad, bad,…

Documentary Gives a Morbidly Beautiful Glimpse Into the Food Industry [WATCH]

August 22, 2013 // 2:27 pm

Once in a while, we come across something powerful and compelling enough to change our perspective on reality. This clip from a 2011 documentary titled Samsara, “the ever turning wheel of life,” is one of those moments.

Devoid of dialogue, the six minute video takes viewers on…

1 Gallon of Milk = 1000 Gallons of Water + More Eye-Opening Facts on Food Waste

July 18, 2013 // 4:43 pm

Food consumption is constant. Unfortunately, so is food waste. We toss out valuable produce both consciously and unconsciously, whether it’s ordering a meal we can’t finish at a restaurant or discarding out week-old bananas. In the US, many of us have the mindset that food waste is, yes, “unfortuante,”…