The Prima Mix - Commercials, Eggs, and Biologic Fabrics

The Prima Mix - Commercials, Eggs, and Biologic Fabrics

Feb 6th 2012 Written by

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This Insight is all about eggs. Read below to find sustainable uses for eggs in your restaurant or home and then an interesting fact!

From the Instructables: “Eggshells contain a high amount of calcium, which plants love. [If you are cooking hard boiled eggs, after the water has cooled], use it to water your plants. They'll thank you for it - especially your solanaceous garden plants (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, etc.). If you've broken a few eggs to make your french toast, be sure to compost those shells! Or, if you have a particularly straight break, consider saving the shells for seed starters. Rinse the shell halves out with warm water to remove the membrane. Poke a small hole in the bottom with a pin to allow for draining, and fill the shell with soil. Press in your seeds, which will draw in extra nutrients from the shells and grow up nice and tall!”

Food for Thought

Apparently, hens usually lay about 250 eggs per year (Maybe they get Summer vacation with all those off days?), and China supplies the most eggs in the world - around 390 billion per year (Courtesy of BeemBee). If my little computer calculator is correct, this means there are currently 1,560,000,000 chickens walking around China.

In the Loop

This might be one of the strangest things that you'll hear about this week. The article is "Interactive Algae Farm Relies On Visitors To Help It Grow". Sound odd? Apparently the Algae can be used to “extract bio-oil, cook super-snacks and weave biologic fabrics.” So yes, it’s weird, yet promising at the same time.

Food in Motion

In preparation for our forthcoming blog on restaurant commercials from the past and present, I ran across these old Burger King and McDonald’s commercials. Evidently, commercial directors in the 70’s had some fascination over the ability to make people float. And enjoy being moderately to severely obnoxious. Also, if you thought your day couldn't get any worse, play these both at the same time.

McDonald's Commercial

Burger King Commercial

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Feb 6th 2012

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