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An algorithm is coming for your food

November 23rd, 2017 at 6:13 pm » Comments Off

An Algorithm Is Coming for Your Food



The 25 best inventions of 2017: Simpler home security and more

November 21st, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

  A simpler home security system, a craft that will probe beyond the surface of mars, a VR headset and a DIY cooking companion.



In the future, you could eat this edible goo you grow in your kitchen

November 10th, 2017 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

This “bioreactor” is a concept design for a new kind of food production–where we just grow the nutritious cells, not the whole plant or animal.



A team of scientists just made food from electricity- and it could be the end of world hunger

October 24th, 2017 at 9:08 am » Comments Off

Finnish research team has taken a step towards the future of food by developing a method for producing food from electricity. If scaling it up proves to be successful, it could be a tool in the fight against world hunger and climate change.



Starbucks closes online store to focus on in-person experience

October 21st, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

A Starbucks retail store. The company said it was closing down its online shop at a time when it has aimed to improve the in-store experience.



Shake Shack is launching a cashless burger joint in NYC

October 21st, 2017 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Shake Shack is trialling a cash-free location, where the only ordering option will be via kiosks, at its NYC Astor Place location. The new spot will open in early October, per the company, and will feature custom-made kiosks that feature touchscreen ordering, with built-in text message alerts for when orders are ready for pickup.



Agriculture faces many 21st century disrupters

October 9th, 2017 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

Our perspective on agriculture is about to go through dramatic changes as this century unfolds. What are some of the disruptive forces at work?



Bill Gates and Richard Branson are investing in a mysterious new meat

August 31st, 2017 at 12:34 am » Comments Off

Just as Whole Foods shareholders and the Federal Trade Commission gave the green light to Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, news broke that a number of high-profile investors—including billionaires Bill Gates and Richard Branson—have decided to pour their money into a very different sort of food venture: Memphis Meats, a San Francisco-based company […]



South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt

August 29th, 2017 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Within six months, 311,400 acres of land in Egypt will be transformed into an agriculture city. The $10 billion deal was signed on Tuesday by Egypt and the Korea-Arab Society (KAS). The project will feature 50,000 smart greenhouses in addition to a number of seawater desalination and solar power plants.



MIT’s food computer is changing the future of the way we eat

August 6th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

When was the last time you ate something you grew? For many of us, the answer might well be “never.” Farming, increasingly, is something that happens in distant states or even distant lands, with the results flown or trucked in for us to pick over. But how we eat is straining the environment, and as […]



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