Food Maps

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This photo serie shows what types of food are eaten in the world’s largest countries. It doesn’t show all the eating habits of a country but it’s about one characteristic food category
Henry Hargreaves (an artist from New Zealand) has made this project together with stylist Caitlin Levin and graphic designer Sarit Melmed.
It is a cool and creative way to let people know which foods are eaten most in several countries.
In addition, our communication has become more visual the last few years. So this way of showing information is attractive and has future growth potential.
I must say i indeed like adopting information out of pictures more instead of reading a text. I feel like i can remember it better and for a longer time too.
All these pictures are true works of art, all you’ve got to do is just look at it!
For more of these pictures look at these websites below.
source: http://www.nsmbl.nl/deze-creatieve-landkaarten-laten-de-eetgewoontes-van-verschillende-landen-zien/

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What’s on your food?

There is this app “What’s on my food’’ which will give you inside information about pesticide residues that can be on your food, even after washing it.
How much of this is really on the food you are eating and what are the dangers of these pesticides?
The Pesticide Action Network’s Iphone app gives you the answers to these questions.
It shows a list of foods where pesticides are on and what chemicals are the most dangerous ones. The app let’s you compare organic to conventional foods in a new visual way. Their results come from multiple authoritative sources. You never knew these toxins where on your food untill you discover it with ‘What’s on my food’.

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With this app you can make informed choices at the grocery store which is very nice and helpful.

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It has future growth potential because more and more people don’t just eat whatever they think is nice without knowing what is inside (or in this situation on) the stuff. We want all information nowadays about what is healthy, how foods are made or how company’s work with the products. I think this form of transparency is a really good one. You can consume more ‘safe’ foods and become more healthy because of the knowledge you have. Your quality of life will be affected positively, especially the part of physical wellbeing.
http://www.whatsonmyfood.org
http://organicgardensnetwork.blogspot.nl

Where you at?

Superb is an app. With this app you can save and share cool places where you are. It shows your friends where you’re at and which places you like most.
Superb is developed for people who visit cities they’ve never been before. The app wil tell them where it’s cool and which places are most visited by certain people. You can also leave a comment why you like that place so much on twitter and people without twitter can follow you on this app.

SuperbWe are living in this sharing-economy where everybody shares information with eachother.
Everyting has become transparent. Sometimes, a little to much. I don’t want to know everything about someone, but you can find whatever you want. It is clear that we love to share our experiences with the rest of the world.
For example if you want to go on a holiday, all you’ve got to do is check the internet and you will find hundreds of opinions about places, hotels and restaurants. Well, that is cool in my opinion! I think there will be more and more ways to share information like this in the future, especially because of the technological developments.
source: http://www.dosuperb.com

Fresh from the world: Know where your food comes from.

http://www.urbanext.illinois.edu/food/ is an educational website for kids to make them learn more about where their food comes from. It is an initiative from the university of Ilunois extension.
On the website there is very much information available about products that are eaten often. It shows the process of food from the farmer who cultivates it, till the point where you buy it at the grocery store.
They also give the children historical information about how products are cultivated by a certain populationgroup but have been spread by other travelers and explorers. This is to give them background information about today’s complex food distribution chain.
This is an example of how children can be educated about the foods they are eating. In america, a huge part of the population is overweight because they eat to much fatty and sugary foods. There should be more sites, maybe games (?) like this to show and teach children that eating healthy can be very nice and why it is necessary for their health. This has future growht potential because it is very important in this world to make the people more aware of what they are doing. More knowledge can lead to prevention of many diseases.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/

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The real Barbie

A realistic Barbie-doll based on the average 19-year old female body in the United States, that’s what this project is all about. Nickolay Lamm wanted to make a statement by re-designing this fashion doll.
He introduced an image of how a real Barbie looks like after working on several body-image projects and a lot of research. He got very much positive reactions towards this project and decided to make a real proto-type.
He used the standard female body measurements and a 3D-printer to make one.

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He created a ‘real’ doll-line called Lammily (https://www.lammily.com/average-is-beautiful) to show people that average is beautiful which is very cool.
This form of transparency makes people aware of how unrealistic Barbie is. And could help prevent young girls from having a low self-esteem.
A lot of magazines and websites published a positive article about this real barbie and asked where they could find one for their daughters.
”Right now, there is no product in the fashion doll market which promotes realistich beauty standards. The goal of Lammily is to provide a new alternative to girls and their parents. I feel there’s so much critisism of current dolls on the market and some of us are waiting for something to happen. With Lammily, there is no waiting. Backers can help create a doll which, in my opinion, should have been made decades ago.’’ Says Nickolay.
Sources: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/1-12855-14/what-a-realistic-barbie-doll-looks-like
https://www.lammily.com/average-is-beautiful http://www.sheckys.com/2013/07/06/redesigning-woman-barbie-gets-a-real-body-image/

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