Crooked Timber — Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever madeArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide8 Bugs You Don't Know You're EatingI'm a big proponent of protein. Eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken for lunch, lightly seared filet of salmon for dinner—I can't get enough. But even I have a limit, and that limit generally begins about the time I see exoskeletons, tentacles, pinchers, or stingers sticking out of my food. I realize that in some parts of the world, bugs are considered a reliable source of protein. But the people who eat those bugs do so willingly. With the help of Rodale.com writer Emily Main, we've identified a few of the more disgusting bugs infiltrating your food. Thrips At anywhere from 1/25 to 1/8 of an inch long, these tiny little winged parasites are legally allowed in apple butter, canned or frozen asparagus, frozen broccoli, and frozen Brussels sprouts. Aphids Those same little green or black bugs that can destroy a bouquet of flowers can infiltrate your frozen veggies, particularly spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Mites Maggots Fruit Flies Not sure how to pick the best produce? Caterpillars
The Awl - Be Less StupidTrends, Strategies, Research for Design Professionals - DesignIntelligenceMurtagh is coming to Detroit!I originally thought this was a great idea when I had read he was bringing urban farming to Detroit. Now that i have had a chance to get more information on this deal, not sure if I think the same. From the article. This is not a free deal for the city- Detroit will have to spend $2M dollars to clean up the lots and then they get $300 * 2,000 lots ($600,000). How much tax is Hantz going to pay (if he isnt already negotiating tax breaks) on land sold to him at $300 a lot? I like the idea of the city cleaning up its books and increasing tax revenues by investing in development. The City should offer the land to food co-ops if they in turn agree to cultivate it for actual food production..