Electrospun protein may offer meat replacement hope: TNO The use of electrospinning technology could help create nano-sized protein strands that are able to better mimic the texture and bite of meat, say experts from TNO. Writing in Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies the research team noted that the development of meat-free food products that have appealing texture and structure remains a big challenge for the industry. "One of the challenges of alternative protein sources, such as plant storage protein, green leaf protein or insect protein is to process it into an a structurally appealing product," explained the researchers, led by Maaike Nieuwland of TNO, the Netherlands. "Fibrillar structure is acknowledged to play an essential role in giving texture and bite to protein products," said Nieuwland and her colleagues. "In this study, we investigate the possibility to produce thin fibrils as building blocks for texturally interesting meat replacers." Study details
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questions, questions, questions.
Coca Cola's Shift to Content Excellence - Philadelphia Internet Marketing Company Dinkum Interactive February 3rd, 2012 There’s been quite a bit of discussion about Coca Cola’s evolution of its content strategy. For many years, the company dominated the advertising space – globally – but the Internet has forced a change in its strategy. Rather than ‘Creative Excellence’, they’re now after ‘Content Excellence’. One commentator, Jeff Bullas, believes there are 5 lessons to be learned from Coke’s new approach.
'Drones Might Be the Future of Food' - Emma Green Ralph Orlowski/Reuters When Chris Anderson started building drones, he had no idea what a crop survey was. He had never even been on a farm - at least, not "professionally." But about a year and half ago, he found out that farmers were getting excited about drones - and now, so is he. "When I got into this, I thought it would be the future of flight, but now I think drones might be the future of food," he said at The Atlantic Meets the Pacific conference on Wednesday.
Three Steps to Critical Thinking Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius. The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15. In the field of education and business, he is famous for originating the term lateral thinking. In his spare time, he also wrote Six Thinking Hats and several other books on creativity.
Content 2020: Dynamic Storytelling, Provoking Conversations and the Future of Marketing [VIDEO] I’m not crazy. In fact, my instincts have been right all along. Let me explain. A few months back, Coca Cola announced they were no longer going to rely on the “30-second TV spot” or even traditional ad agencies to build their business moving forward. Wrangler Europe Suggestions Categories Collections Features View all results Products Inside the meat lab: the future of food The future feast is laid out around a cool white room at Eindhoven's University of Technology . There is a steak tartare of in-vitro beef fibre, wittily knitted into the word "meat". There are "fruit-meat" amuse-gueules. The green- and pink-striped sushi comes from a genetically modified vegetarian fish called the biccio that, usefully, has green- and pink-striped flesh. To wash this down, there's a programmable red wine: with a microwave pulse you can turn it into anything from Montepulciano to a Syrah.