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In this edition, you’ll find posts about plants grown by robots, meatlike food from plants, a city of the future, and high fashion with low wages.
Made in Italy: High Prices, but Rock-Bottom Production Costs
If you think Italian luxury clothes are hand sewn by skilled workers, you are right. If you think their craftsmanship is well compensated, think again. Read more…
Every Step You Take, I’ll Be Watching You
Heated streets, driverless shuttles, pavements with sensors, and robotic waste-sorting systems are part of Toronto’s “city of the future.” How intrusive will all this technology be to passers-by? Read more…
Fake Meat: Even a Chef Can Be Fooled
Making tasty fake meat is both an art and a science, and a new production method is key to mimicking protein in a precise fashion. The Vegetarian Butcher plans to woo people with taste and texture. Read more…
The start-up company, Iron Ox, is working to deliver robotically grown vegetables. Their produce will be in restaurants later this year, and in supermarkets next Continue reading