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3-D Food Printers: A Delicious Solution

“Imports by airplane have a substantial impact on global warming pollution. In 2005, the import of fruits, nuts, and vegetables into California by airplane released more than 70,000 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to more than 12,000 cars on the road.” according to Food Hub. Rather than reducing the impacts of food transportation, with 3-D printing we could eliminate them.

“Imagine being able to essentially ‘grow’, ‘cook’ or prepare foods without the negative industrial impact – everything from fertilizers to saute pans and even packaging,” says Homaro Cantu, chef and owner of the Moto Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, who has printed sushi using an ink jet printer. “You can imagine a 3D printer making homemade apple pie without the need for farming the apples, fertilizing, transporting, refrigerating, packaging, fabricating, cooking, serving and the need for all of the materials in these processes like cars, trucks, pans, coolers, etc,” he adds.

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Aflac: Ask About it at Work

Most of us have seen the famous Aflac commercials featuring the Aflac Duck who frustratedly quacks the company’s name to unsuspecting prospective policy holders. But did you know that Aflac Incorporated is one of the world’s most admired insurance companies? Founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia, Aflac underwrites a wide range of insurance policies. It is most known for its payroll deduction insurance coverage, which pays cash benefits when a policyholder has a covered accident or illness. In 2012, Aflac was listed as one of the Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity for the ninth consecutive year. It has also been on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 15 consecutive years.  Continue reading Aflac: Ask About it at Work

Ethical Implications in Game of Thrones

The widely popular HBO show Game of Thrones takes place in the mythical land of Westeroes, where dragons, magic and war rage. The shows graphic scenes and constant contrast between “right” and “wrong” has hooked viewers. Based on the novel series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin, the shows complicated power-politics surround the dominant, wealthy families and myriad of characters that come and go with each episode. Martin and HBO writers excel at creating complex, grey characters that challenge the classic notion of the villain versus the hero. The show’s Medieval time period is based off New England’s 15th century War of the Roses in which several prominent families all lay claim to the throne, or the iron throne. Continue reading Ethical Implications in Game of Thrones