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Inside Silicon Valley’s newest, most autonomous farm yet

November 1st, 2018 at 6:12 am » Comments Off

Iron Ox’s robots are currently planting, growing, and harvesting lettuce in a California warehouse. Inside Silicon Valley’s newest, most autonomous farm yet Inside a former commercial warehouse in San Carlos, California, a robotic arm is carefully transplanting tiny sorrel plants from one large tray to another. In another corner of the room, a larger robot […]



The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

October 16th, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. Investors are pouring millions into the creation of a network of shared kitchens, storage facilities, and pickup counters that established chains and new food entrepreneurs can access to cut down on overhead […]



Cheese Tea could be the new bubble tea -If Americans get over the name

September 29th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Tea topped with cheese foam has been stuck on the cusp of trending stateside “Cheese tea? What’s that?” Mention it to anyone who’s hearing about it for the first time and you’ll likely get a scrunched-up nose and a look of confusion. Perhaps even a shake of the head. To many Americans, the combination of […]



Startup inks ‘world’s largest deal’ for driverless grocery deliveries

September 27th, 2018 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

  Whether or not your grocery delivery arrives in a van with a driver behind the wheel may not matter much to you, but an increasing number of companies are nevertheless investing heavily in autonomous delivery vehicles in the belief that they’ll improve efficiency and create significant cost benefits in the long term. Yes, you’ll […]



American eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up

September 17th, 2018 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

Per-person restaurant visits dropped to 28-year low in 2018. Home cooking would be making a comeback if it ever really went away. Restaurants are getting dinged by the convenience of Netflix, the advent of pre-made meals, the spread of online grocery delivery, plus crushing student debt and a focus on healthy eating. Eighty-two percent of […]



Nestlé is using DNA to create personalized diets in Japan

September 11th, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

The world’s largest food company is experimenting with people’s DNA to build and sell personalized nutrition plans that, it says, will extend lifespans and keep people healthy. Nestlé is rolling out these new products in Japan first. Some 100,000 people are taking part in a company program there that gives consumers a kit to collect […]



It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future

August 30th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

A science-fiction look at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to government monitoring of your daily calorie intake. It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with healthy plants.
 We live in a […]



Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

August 20th, 2018 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger’s pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic vehicle parked outside one of its own […]



It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

August 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.” It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger coffins. According to an analysis from the Centers […]



This lab-grown beef will be in restaurants in 3 years

July 20th, 2018 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

Mosa Meat has raised a round of venture capital and plans of bringing $10 burgers (without any cows involved) to tables by 2018. This lab-grown beef will be in restaurants in 3 years When the Dutch stem-cell researcher Mark Post unveiled the first lab-grown burger in 2013–handmade fiber-by-fiber from cow cells in petri dishes–he announced […]



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