Morning Grind

Morning Grind: July 3, 2013

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

As of today, shark fin soup and anything else made from shark fins are now banned in California.

#notsorry

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Imagine if you will: Agropolis, a supermarket where all your produce is hydroponically grown right there in the store. Even living in dense, urban areas you’d have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. It eliminates the issue of transportation, further driving down costs, and because you’d pluck what you wanted straight from the farm/store display, there’d be less waste in the form of plastic bags and cartons.

 

Smithsonian’s meditation on the grocery store of the future doesn’t sound that far-fetched.

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Farmers are supplementing animal feed with other ingredients found in gourmet kitchens, too. To boost his animals’ immunity, Kremer uses oregano oil. To add omega-3 fatty acids, many cattlemen are adding the superfood flax to feed. And Nigel Walker of California’s Eatwell Farm not only grows his own wheat to feed his egg=-laying hens, he also sprouts the grains for added nutrition.

It’s hard to argue that non-commodity pork is for everyone when you factor in the cost of “gourmet” feed.

 

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