TAG: Oranges

Tableware From Dried Oranges

‘Solskin Peels’ Tableware From Dried Oranges

Oranges are great for making juice for breakfast, in fruit salads during the day or just eaten on their own, but we now found out that they also make great sustainable design, if they are off course, dried properly. An innovative idea coming from Israel, ‘Solskin Peels’ turns dried, molded orange peels into functional objects ready to contain food and liquids. The word Solskin comes from the Danish word ‘sunshine’, but Ori Sonnenschein from Solskin Design created this collection of orange-based objects from his Israel studio. ‘Solskin Peels’ includes cups, plates, containers and spoons, all made from oranges. Biodegradable locally… read more

Modifying Orange DNA To Prevent Their Demise

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Did you know that over the past few years while you were sleeping, a new virus strain was slowly ravaging the world’s supply of oranges? Yeah, neither did we. It’s affecting farmer’s crops globally, and in the United States, the state of Florida (one of the world’s largest producers of orange juice) has been hit pretty hard. The disease essentially sours an orange and leaves it half-green, and totally inedible. Back in 2005, the disease finally reached “the sunshine state”, forcing orange growers to come up with a plan. Together, a community of roughly 8,000 farmers searched high and low… read more