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Canned Air Now for Sale in China

Guangbiao Chen, a Chinese entrepreneur, launched a product that might make some of us just scratch our heads: canned air.

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According to Chen, selling the said product will help raise awareness about China’s pollution problems.

Chen said, “If we don’t start caring for the environment, then after 20 or 30 years our children and grandchildren might be wearing gas masks and carrying oxygen tanks.”


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Chinese Billionaire Selling Canned Fresh Air

It was bound to happen at some point, I guess. Chen Guangbiao, a famous Chinese businessman and philanthropist, has recently launched a line of canned fresh air collected from various parts of China and Taiwan. The product is called “Chen Guangbiao: Nice Guy” and sells for about $0,80.

It’s no secret China has a huge air pollution problem, but while authorities don’t seem to be taking any action to resolve it, billionaire Chen Guangbiao, aka “Brother Biao” is trying to raise awareness in a very original way. He has recently started selling canned fresh air collected from “revolutionary” areas of China, including Jinggang Mountain in Jiangxi Province and some ethnic minority areas and Taiwan. ”One only has to open the can, directly ‘drink’ it or put the nose close to the can to breath deeply,” Chen said. He also mentioned there is a chip in the can, and during the “packaging process”, when the negative oxygen ions reach a certain concentration the lid is triggered by the chip and closed. And since the air is compressed, it stays inside the can even without a lid, the quirky philanthropist claimed. Before the big launch of ”Chen Guangbiao: Nice Guy” canned air, Brother Biao said he was confident of its success, because there are lots of people in big cities inhaling air mixed with vehicle exhaust every day who are dying for a breath of fresh air.

via OC

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Introducing New Air, Alcoholic Water in a Can

Move over Mac, this Air is set to steal the hearts and wallets of hipsters nationwide.

New Air “Alcohol Inspired Refresher,” created by the Mckenzie River Corporation (MCR), is something like a vodka soda, only not, having gone through a “patented process” which leaves it “virtually odorless, colorless, and tasteless,” like vodka, but being malt-based rather than distilled. The result is a carbonated, mildly alcoholic (only 4% ABV) water-soda-malt-vodka hybrid that is touted to be the “first” of its kind.

According to Drink Spirits, Air comes in berry, citrus and club flavors; is highly carbonated; and is best served chilled, which helps to mask the already minimal malt-based flavoring. Best of all, since it is malt-based and each can only holds about .48 ounces of booze, you can buy it in your local grocery store right next to the beer.

In order to promote its shiny new product, MCR and Vice Magazine have been hosting a series of nightclub launch parties up and down the west coast, asking partygoers to submit photos of themselves for a chance to win a trip to the final shindig in San Francisco on August 2.

“Our audience for Air is young, smart and very savvy,” MCR CEO Minott Wessinger says. “We’re a small company, so in launching any new product we try to engage our audience in fun, innovative and compelling ways.”

Your very own can of Air will be available for purchase soon in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, with plans for expansion to the rest of the country—4 for $6.99 or individually for $1.74.

Full Article @ FoodBeast

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Food Makers See Opportunity in Air

Food Makers Turn to Space Experts, Zero Gravity to Develop Healthier Products

On Friday, Nestlé SA announced its latest push to understand the science of air bubbles, which have become an important area of focus for it and other companies such as Unilever PLC. UL -0.71% Such research can help perfect the froth of a cappuccino, the fluff of an ice cream or the texture of a skin lotion. The science of air bubbles may also lead to new methods for developing healthy food products.

Nestlé, which makes Nescafé coffee, Dreyer's ice cream and KitKat chocolate bars, partnered with the European Space Agency to learn more about foam by testing how a water and milk-protein sample responded in zero gravity.

Nestlé researchers sent the samples on a space-simulation plane commonly known as the "vomit comet," which flies in parabolas at a maximum height of 28,000 feet to replicate zero-gravity conditions. In flight, a machine tested the stability of the sample's bubbles.

"We want to make a near to 'perfect' bubble in order to achieve the right balance for different products in our range—not too big, not too small," Nestlé scientist Cécile Gehin-Delval said in a statement. The stability of bubbles can impact the texture, taste and shelf life of certain products, the company noted.

Nestlé isn't targeting any specific products with the experiment but says research on air bubbles, and their interaction with other substances, helps improve all sorts of food in its range. One example is the "Foam Booster," which the company added to Nescafé instant cappuccino powder in the early 2000s. It uses aeration technology to produce a burst of cappuccino-style foam upon contact with hot water.

In recent years, Unilever has singled out air bubbles and foam as a research focus.

One reason food makers have concentrated on the topic is that tiny air bubbles can help the companies meet growing demand for healthier products. A 2010 study published by Unilever scientists in the Journal of Food Science concluded that air bubbles could replace sizable portions of salt and sugar in food products with limited impact on taste.

Full Article @ WSJ

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