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Innovations in food

To kick off the challenge you might start by exploring what is already going on to innovate in food retailing and production.

What have you noticed about the way your local retailers or farmer’s markets are innovating in the way they market or sell local produce.  What are they doing in terms of packaging and messaging?  Are there any great examples of retailers changing their delivery methods or policies on local produce?  What inspires you about how farmers are changing their production methods?  How are farmers preparing for the future?

As with the Inspiration phases of other OpenIDEO Challenges, we’re asking you to fulfill this assignment by using your own ingenuity.  Scour the web, talk with your friends and family for thoughts and ideas about the innovative work being done in this field. Take pictures of anything you see that might inspire some great ideas to be built off the back of what is already happening.  And remember, the broader your search and thinking, the more possibilities we’ll have to consider.

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Stonyfield launched the first program in North America to naturally decrease global warming gases caused by cows’ burps. An unexpected benefit of the program is that it also significantly increases the nutritional value of the milk.

Stonyfield launched the first program in North America to naturally decrease global warming gases caused by cows’ burps. An unexpected benefit of the program is that it also significantly increases the nutritional value of the milk.

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Amul is a dairy cooperative, which today is jointly owned by some 2.8 million milk producers in Gujarat, India. Amul is a prime example of a co-operative organization's success in the long term

Amul is a dairy cooperative, which today is jointly owned by some 2.8 million milk producers in Gujarat, India. Amul is a prime example of a co-operative organization's success in the long term

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DinnerDesigned is a shop in Munich where people can buy ingredients per recipe. You chose which meal you want to cook and buy the exact amount of already prepared vegetables, meat and spices that is needed - not a gramm more.

DinnerDesigned is a shop in Munich where people can buy ingredients per recipe. You chose which meal you want to cook and buy the exact amount of already prepared vegetables, meat and spices that is needed - not a gramm more.

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I have been thinking a lot about the power of good storytelling. Stories are an incredible medium to help build relationships and connect people around the world.

I have been thinking a lot about the power of good storytelling. Stories are an incredible medium to help build relationships and connect people around the world.

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Visitors to the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm are able to pick their own strawberries. They are able to taste the difference of strawberries that were picked minutes ago.. They are so sweet!

Visitors to the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm are able to pick their own strawberries. They are able to taste the difference of strawberries that were picked minutes ago.. They are so sweet!

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The Greenhouse is an amazing pop-up cafe that I was lucky enough to go to when it was in Melbourne's Federation Square.  It's a totally different way of thinking about what a cafe is and can do.

The Greenhouse is an amazing pop-up cafe that I was lucky enough to go to when it was in Melbourne's Federation Square. It's a totally different way of thinking about what a cafe is and can do.

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I found it in my grocery store...it was ugly, looked like it should have been jettisoned from the boat long ago. I couldn't resist--it must be why people love pugs--it looked so cute, and potentially delicious...i bought it, and it was delicious.

I found it in my grocery store...it was ugly, looked like it should have been jettisoned from the boat long ago. I couldn't resist--it must be why people love pugs--it looked so cute, and potentially delicious...i bought it, and it was delicious.

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Farmer-owned Traceablecoffee.org is the first ever web-based system for transferring money directly to the coffee farmer and enabling coffee lovers  to pinpoint exactly where their morning cup came from and learn about the farmer who grew it.

Farmer-owned Traceablecoffee.org is the first ever web-based system for transferring money directly to the coffee farmer and enabling coffee lovers to pinpoint exactly where their morning cup came from and learn about the farmer who grew it.

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The return of the cooperative movement with a supermarket for the people, by the people. Members pay £20 a month to have a say in how the not for profit is run and must volunteer four hours a month.

The return of the cooperative movement with a supermarket for the people, by the people. Members pay £20 a month to have a say in how the not for profit is run and must volunteer four hours a month.

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Imagine using data to inform consumers by showing them their own behavior? Targeted messaging and constant monitoring/evaluation, can all be used to inspire behavior change. Access to information can be a powerful tool to change individual patterns.

Imagine using data to inform consumers by showing them their own behavior? Targeted messaging and constant monitoring/evaluation, can all be used to inspire behavior change. Access to information can be a powerful tool to change individual patterns.

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