|Pasta with chickpeas and vegetables|
Food Diary (November 16, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with plums, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Pasta with chickpeas and vegetables
Dinner: Sandwich, polenta onion bread
Today was the National Fast Food Day. I think its only celebrated in the US. Some would argue that just about everyday is a fast food day but that’s another issue.
There are over 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States. That works out to be about 1 fast food restaurant for every thousand person. In 1970, U.S. consumers spent $6 billion on fast food. In 2000, U.S. consumers spent $110 billion! The fast food industry is fast growing for sure.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Sprinkle Bakes
Sprinkle Sandwich Cookies
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
Anke Domaske, a German designer has come up with an award-winning new textile made entirely from milk. Called Qmilch, it claims to be environmentally friendly as well as soothing to people with skin allergies. It drapes and folds like silk, but can be washed and dried like cotton. By next year Domaske has plans to begin mass producing.
She currently uses only organic milk that cannot be consumed because it has failed Germany's strict quality standards. So in a way milk that would have done to waste is used.
Milk fabric comes with a hefty price tag. It costs €20 ($28) per kilogram. In comparison organic cotton costs 40 percent less.
Anke says that only 2 liters of water is needed to produce 1 kilogram of fabric, which is enough to make several standard dresses. By comparison, the same amount of cotton requires more than 10,000 liters of water. However the article fails to mention the amount of water required to breed cows as well as the environmental cost. In any case it is an interesting innovation.
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