Technology is shaking up the industry, with artificial intelligence increasingly being used to enhance the customer experience and make businesses smarter
With 5,000 tents abandoned at Glastonbury last year, Comp-a-Tent and KartTent aim to offer more eco-friendly throw-away alternatives
A raft of apps are aiming to recycle cosmetically challenged perishables and stop £5bn worth of food ending up in landfill
As the use of AR grows, the building industry will benefit from the ability to visualise virtual objects in the real world
Engineers are building a sense of touch into their inventions. Rich McEachran gets a feel for haptic technology, which is being used for everything from learning medical procedures to skipping tracks on a car stereo.
Evolva say its synbio vanillin is a sustainable alternative to the synthetic variety, but critics say the technology isn’t palatable for the environment
Scuba divers and agricultural experts develop a project to work out if growing plants in pods on the seabed could be a viable solution to future food security
Packaging is the food industry’s fall guy. It ends up in landfills, its toxins pollute our rivers and oceans, and according to researchers, it can even leave a nasty (or pleasant, but let’s go for nasty) taste in our mouths. Yet we have something of a love/hate relationship with it: the more we pour down our throats and line our stomachs, the more of it we throw away.
From seaweed burgers to craft beer, a number of start-ups recognise protein potential of seaweed as growing demand for meat puts increasing pressure on resources
Insects, fake meat, seaweed and 3D-printed food all have the potential to address malnutrition, but could you stomach it?
Wipe your feet on the doormat made from upcycled fishing rope and step inside. Rich McEachran takes us on a tour of a sustainable home of the future, complete with furniture made of urine and sand
You might have heard of edible insects, but have you considered eating plastic? From 3D printed nutrients to smartphone-controlled mini gardens, this is the future of the humble kitchen