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3D printing a meatless world: Self-medication with 3D printed food

September 15th, 2020 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

  As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi. These two claims of mine could have a substantial effect on 3D printing as an industry and our world in general, if they turn […]



KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

July 30th, 2020 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

The restaurant chain says it’s the meat of the future KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken […]



This former semiconductor factory is now the worlds largest indoor farm, producing 10k heads of lettuce per day

July 24th, 2020 at 11:20 pm » Comments Off

This indoor Japanese farm uses LED lights and hydroponics to produce lettuce 2.5 times faster, with just 1% of the water, when compared to an outdoor farm. When we think about factories, and what we decry as “factory farms,” we probably don’t think very highly of them as being a key component in the future […]



Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out

July 23rd, 2020 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

Amazon launching smart grocery carts that track shoppers’ items Amazon is launching smart shopping carts at its Woodland Hills, California, grocery store in 2020. Dash Carts are embedded with cameras, sensors and a smart display that automatically track a shopper’s order. Similar to Amazon’s cashierless Go stores, Dash Carts allow shoppers to avoid checkout lines […]



7 ways Covid-19 has changed what we eat : Sourdough starters, canned soup and more food waste

July 20th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s turning to food products that people thought were finished, shopping at unusual times or the fact that selling to supermarkets has resulted in more food waste, not less, there are some surprising outcomes from the pandemic. Here’s a breakdown of the major trends which are having an impact on the food sector.



The beer barometer and the reopening of America

July 7th, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Microbrews are providing us with macro clues about the state of the U.S. economy — and how confident Americans actually feel about reopening amid the pandemic. The big picture: The national trend shows that more watering holes are opening up, with 85% of locations open and pouring beer last weekend. And if the bars are […]



Restaurants are in need of a helping hand. Miso Robotics is offering one. Literally

July 2nd, 2020 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Flippy the robot flips cooks burgers to perfection. Dining out looks pretty different these days. It’s natural to pine for the past, but many quick service restauranteurs are also looking ahead to a future where automation will be the key to drastically increasing their notoriously thin margins and allowing their workers to shine in the […]



The robots continue to invade the fast food sphere

June 29th, 2020 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

A KFC in Moscow sends chicken along a conveyor belt to be delivered by a robotic arm. The last dispatch from The Takeout’s robot beat was May 5. That’s six whole weeks during which the robots, unbothered by our human troubles, continued making advancements in their quest to replace the human race. As is so […]



Travel after coronavirus (COVID-19): Six ways it will change forever

June 23rd, 2020 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Flying with masks, for cabin crew and passengers, will become common practice. Things might be better, or things might be worse, but if there’s one thing that is certain, travel will never be the same again. Everything will change. It has to. Even if a vaccine is discovered for the novel coronavirus, the way in […]



CDC says 40 percent of Americans surveyed tried using bleach to wash food to prevent coronavirus

June 6th, 2020 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that over a third of Americans who took its survey reportedly misused household cleaners by using them on their fruits and vegetables in the attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Calls to poison control centers regarding disinfectants and household cleaners reportedly went up since the […]



Neighborhoods where stores were destroyed become food deserts overnight

June 5th, 2020 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

A burned Walgreens in Minneapolis on May 30 In many neighborhoods that have seen looting and vandalism over the past week, residents are now left with few — if any — grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses. Which is made even harder by the fact that lots of stores are also closed because of […]



Walmart is piloting a pricier 2-hour Express grocery delivery service

May 18th, 2020 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

Record usage of grocery delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to delayed orders, fewer open delivery windows and, on occasion, an inability to even book a delivery time slot. Walmart now hopes to capitalize on the increased demand for speedier delivery with the introduction of a new service that allows consumers to pay […]



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