This is our latest harvest of links relevant for printing. Special this week: Food label printing
Food label printing
We noticed quite a few contributions concerning food label printing. Background is that the EU directive governing this field (1169/2011) kicks into effect soon (December 13th 2014). In September a couple of companies launched products claiming to comply with the new directive: See here and here and here, for example.
A recent piece in the Guardian suggested otherwise: It reported on a real breake, a paradigmatic shift in food labeling. The UN reports a staggering waste of 100 million tonnes of food globally.To reduce this waste industrial designer Solveiga Pakštaitė (@SolveigaP) proposes a new approach of food labeling: A bioreactive bump that will swell as the particular food perishes. Read more in the Guardian.