Trending: Could Food Waste Be the Future of Fashion?

A recent study analyzes agricultural waste streams in Asia and charts a roadmap for establishing alternative textile value streams at scale; while Lenzing puts this into practice with a lyocell fiber made from orange pulp and wood
fibers.

Ag waste-based textiles a sustainable fashion solution poised for growth


A farmer gathers rice straw | Image credit: DoDo Phanthamaly/Pexels

As the circular apparel market is projected to reach $77
billion

in the next five years and new circular textile
innovations
seem to pop up weekly, a recent study shows that there are enough usable
agricultural residue streams from South and Southeast

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Buck, Cohen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Grocery Stores to Food Deserts

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) and Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas Act to increase rural communities’ access to fresh and affordable groceries, create jobs, and stimulate local economies. This legislation would increase the rehabilitation tax credit for establishing a grocery store in a food desert, increase the work opportunity tax credit for these grocery stores hiring local residents, veterans, disadvantaged youth, and other workers with barriers to employment, and create a tax credit for selling fresh fruit and vegetables. 

“Access to fresh and affordable food is fundamental to maintaining a

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Community, creativity and caffeine: What coffee shops reopening means to New Yorkers

On a mid-June evening, Buunni Coffee in Inwood, New York City, was packed with people for an open house to debut their new Ethiopian menu. Shop owners Sarina Prasabi and Elias Gurmu, who are from Nepal and Ethiopia, respectively, bustled through the crowd with bright smiles and samples of free food. 

For many of the customers, it’s the first time they’d been back inside a coffee shop since the pandemic started. 

The pandemic hit coffee shops hard. According to an industry study by the London-based Allegra World Coffee Portal, “the US branded coffee shop segment to be valued

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2021 guide to Charlotte, NC patio restaurants in SouthPark

Bentley’s provides a high-end patio dining experience from a family owned restaurant in SouthPark.

Bentley’s provides a high-end patio dining experience from a family owned restaurant in SouthPark.

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There is more to SouthPark than luxury shopping. Going up and down each street of the mall’s surrounding neighborhoods of Barclay Downs, Beverly Woods and Foxcroft, you’ll notice every inch of nonresidential space is covered with either somewhere to shop or eat.

During the day, people sip on mimosas outside of Cafe Monte French Bakery & Bistro. At night, friends gather around the fire pit of 131 Main and nibble on appetizers paired with cocktails.

Patios are no longer simply the place you

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EIT Food targets healthy food access for Gen Z in latest program

26 Jul 2021 — EIT Food, a food innovation ecosystem supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), is launching a program in which ten “FutureFoodMakers” will call for a radical transformation in the food sector to promote healthy food access.

“The 10 young people leading this campaign will be FutureFoodMakers, which means they will have the opportunity to represent the voices of young people from across Europe. We are currently recruiting young people aged between 18-24 for this role,” Saskia Nuijten, director of communication and public engagement at EIT Food, tells NutritionInsight.

A judging

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