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Vertical farms have nailed leafy greens. Next up: tasty peaches

March 21st, 2018 at 2:55 pm » Comments Off

San Francisco-based Plenty already supplies produce for Google’s kitchens. Now it’s on a mission to expand what hydroponic farms can grow. Of the many crops that Matt Barnard has developed, he has a particular fondness for his kale. “If you think about what most people imagine when then they think of kale, think again,” he […]

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

March 12th, 2018 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary school closure, but to date, there have been no efforts to investigate […]

How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?

March 2nd, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

The creation of in vitro, or “clean,” meat involves extracting stem cells from animals The extracted cells are grown and multiplied in a lab to create meat Experts’ conservative estimates say clean meat will on store shelves by 2021

Urban ‘shrooming: This startup is putting mini mushroom farms inside restaurants

January 30th, 2018 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

The urban farming scene is diversifying, and instead of growing veggies and greens, Smallhold is fruiting fungi in minifarms located right in the restaurants where they’ll be served.

Switzerland rules that you must stun your food before you kill it

January 27th, 2018 at 1:40 am » Comments Off

The culinary world isn’t lacking in controversial practices. To produce the delicacy foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed corn, and the calves used for veal are kept virtually immobile for their entire lives. Now, Switzerland has released an order to ban another controversial cooking practice: boiling lobsters alive.

Urban farming will bring food to city-dwellers that need it most

January 20th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas […]

Autonomous driverless stores are here

January 12th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Autonomous driverless stores are here. The world’s first self-driving store will premiere at CES at 9am Jan 9, 2018. Fresh broccoli anyone?

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.

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