Plastic flatware might be cheap, but it’s also annoying to reuse and terrible for the environment when you throw it out. So Narayana Peesapaty set out to make utensils you can eat. He calls them Bakeys.
Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but…
A picnic in the park is a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day if you live somewhere warm. And imagine how enamored your true love will be if you break out this adorable heart-shaped and eco-friendlier Heart Part cutlery.
Next time you go out to a restaurant, request a big fork. According to researchers, it's an effective way to control how much you eat—without leaving you hungry at the end of the meal.
A silverware spoiler: People used to hate the fork. When first introduced in Italy, and then in France and England, it did not go over well.
Flatware manufacturing had been part of American industry since Colonial times. Now, unable to compete with Chinese manufacturers, the very last American maker of forks, spoons and knives shut down their factory eight months ago, taking away 80 jobs from the small N.Y. town of Sherrill.