By Dominic Carter
The trend towards ecologically mindful consumption is a well established trend in Western countries, spanning decades. But what about Japan? Taking a look at any urban streetscape in this country could lead one to think otherwise, but it’s fair to say that Japanese have the idea of “eco” running in their veins. More than merely a trend, an appreciation and even a celebration of the natural environment is a key pillar of Japanese culture.
By Debbie Howard
Top chefs from around the world predicted that vegetables and “fabulous experimental vegetarian food” would catch a wave in 2012, along with the use of pure and natural ingredients from ethically produced, sustainable farming.