/ 22 May 2024

Pricey pineapples, a salty gadget, and a winning sustainable garden…


Rising food prices may scandalise Aussie shoppers, but that hasn’t stopped the rise of the ‘luxury fruit’ market, with Californians paying nearly $600 for a pineapple. What makes it so special? It’s red… and that’s about it. No wonder Bert was a firm fave on this year’s Farmer Wants A Wife

If you’re keen on splashing more cash at the dinner table, how about a $200 electric spoon? The Japanese device is designed to cut the amount of salt diners add by passing a “weak electric field” to concentrate sodium ion molecules on the tongue, enhancing the perceived saltiness of the food. Sounds electrifying…

And if you’re more into flowers than food, a “humble” garden featuring 3D-printed terracotta has won the first green medal at the UK’s Chelsea Flower Show for being the most environmentally sustainable. Winning gardener Giulio Giorgi says his design connects “ancient tradition with new practices” – shame he can’t see the children’s entry

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