October 21 2014
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Links from the studio: A shopping centre full of sheep

There are a few things essential to all living things on this planet; food, water, oxygen and sunlight. As our world becomes increasingly populated, the demand put on the amount of land and natural resources needed to produce the food we eat has intensified. But what would happen if we could manufacture these basic life giving essentials in a shopping centre? This is exactly what China is proposing. The advancement of technology is helping farmers to grow food in places previously not considered. Not only is this great for farmers – they can sell straight to the consumer and cut out the expensive middle man, the consumer also acquires a better understanding of where and from who their food is coming from. Additionally the health conscious consumer benefits from buying the freshest food available. I personally think this is a great idea and would love to see it happening here in the UK, but would our hard working public be happy with such a change to the goods being sold in our shopping centres? Instead of buying jumpers we might be buying the sheep!

Here are more of last month’s links that have been getting our creative juices flowing:

From: Susie Q.
Subject: Why newfoundland needs to be your next culinary travel destination.

From: Marie Lu V.
Subject: The evolution of the desk in a single GIF.

From: Robbie W.
Subject: ‘Wearable’ Kidney for FDA approval.

From: Susie Q.
Subject: “Farm vending machines on the rise”.

From: Sarita W.
Subject: GE will 3D print your household appliances.

From: Fabien S.
Subject: Mobile diabetes management system for “emerging global middle class”.

From: Susie Q.
Subject: London bus stops transformed into vending machines.

From: Jamie B.
Subject: Apple hires designer Marc Newson: Who is he and why should you care?

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