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Open Source Food


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About Open Source Food

Opensourcefood (OSF for short) is a recipe social network with a strong visual element. It is the only recipe site that guarantees a picture for every recipe, and aims to allow the owners to license the picture and recipe out under various creative commons licenses. To date there are over 2000 recipes (and growing) on OSF, each with a picture, all created by the community. The company was acquired by Tsavo Media in February 2009 and renamed

Headquarters Location

Santa Monica, California,

United States

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Latest Open Source Food News

Open Source Food – Beppe Grillo’s Blog

Sep 15, 2022

September 14, 2022 Agriculture is the main cause of the destruction of natural habitats. And if something doesn’t change, the situation risks getting worse. In theory, there could be an abundance of food in the world. But even just maintaining current production levels could prove impossible. Environmentalists lash out against urban sprawl, or rather the unscrupulous use of land for housing and infrastructure. But agricultural expansion – the use of large quantities of land to produce small quantities of food – has transformed gigantic areas: 28% of the world’s land is used for extensive agriculture. What can we do? Part of the answer is to take as much food production out of agriculture as possible. Fortunately, the necessary technology arrived just when we needed it. Precision fermentation , which produces proteins and fats in specific plants from soil bacteria, fed with water, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and minerals, has the potential to replace all farms, all soybean crops and much of the oil production plant, significantly reducing land use and other effects on the environment. But this fortune could easily fall prey to the large companies that today monopolize the world trade in grains and meat. Ideally, these farmless crops should be open source. Microbial production scares some of the people asking for food sovereignty and justice. But it could provide both more effectively than traditional farming. These technologies offer us, for the first time since the Neolithic, the opportunity to transform not only our food system, but also our relationship with the world. The future is underground. Translation of George Monbiot’s article, published in The Guardian Download the page in PDF Print the page

Open Source Food Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Open Source Food's headquarters?

    Open Source Food's headquarters is located at Santa Monica.

  • What is Open Source Food's latest funding round?

    Open Source Food's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Open Source Food?

    Investors of Open Source Food include Tsavo Media.

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