Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's no microwave, but...

The Kyoto Box, a $6 solar cooker made from cardboard, has won the Financial Times-sponsored Climate Change Challenge contest for innovative ways to decrease the human impact on the environment. Its capacity to not only cook food but also sterilize water could help three billion people reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

My question is how quickly it cooks food and boils water. If it can do so faster than gathering firewood, starting a fire and cooking over an open flame, then they just may have something.

Clearly the Financial Times thinks so.

But...what about that "flame-broiled" flavor? I think craving it is virtually genetic at this point.

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