13 pieces of packaging you’re probably putting in the wrong bin – Food packaging 101

Why food packaging? Food packaging exists to prevent decay or contamination, to make transportation easier and to extend the shelf life of foods. Marketers use it to display brands and information. Packaging has become important to the efficient distribution of food to towns and cities. Innovations in the packaging industry have resulted in a greater variety of...

Feeding the World

Urbanization Not so long ago, in my Great Grandfather’s day, most people lived in the country. The wealthier classes may have joined the church, the law or the military. But for the working classes, if they didn’t have a family tradition of belonging to a trade, most able-bodied men...

Where we eat

With Thanksgiving not too far away, I decided that food would be a good topic for this week. On reflection though, it is such a wide topic that I decided to just make a start with where we eat . Once again Friday in the Future has forayed yet further into...

Wearable Tech

With all the technology that exists today, wearable clothes would be something that I would have been grateful for. How about a jeans zip that will stay zipped? Pants that don’t pinch? Some blouse buttons that stay buttoned? Food-repelling fabrics that stay chipper regardless of my accidental sloppiness? No?...

Is Handwriting History?

It was a long time ago but I do remember learning to write. To be honest, I couldn’t believe my mother had left me at school at 9.00am and didn’t return till 3.30pm. The windows in the classroom were high up, so I couldn’t see out, but I wasn’t sure...