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People lacking access to food 10-37% more likely to die prematurely: Study

January 25th, 2020 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

People with inadequate access to food due to financial constraints are 10 to 37 per cent more likely to die prematurely from any cause other than cancer, according to a study published on Monday. Researchers, including those from the University of Toronto, looked at data from more than half a million adults in Canada. The […]



Impossible Foods’ faux pork is just as convincing as its fake beef

January 10th, 2020 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

It can be used in dumplings, baos and more. Last year, Impossible Foods made headlines at CES when it introduced a new formulation of its Impossible Burger. It tasted so close to the real deal that we even gave it a Best of CES award. Now, Impossible Foods is back again at the annual tech […]



Guess which company was just crowned the world’s biggest plastic polluter (Again)

November 9th, 2019 at 3:29 am » Comments Off

On one day in September, people from over 50 countries decided to do something about our plastic problem. Together, they picked up almost half a million pieces of plastic garbage littering the planet. Over 40 percent of this mountain of trash was still clearly identifiable by brand, and one producer’s trash in particular was picked […]



Amazon is making two-hour grocery delivery free for all Prime members

November 8th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Amazon just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery.  Amazon Prime members will now be able to get two-hour grocery delivery for free. Until now, Prime members had to pay an additional $14.99 per month to get access to Amazon Fresh, the company’s grocery delivery service. The change reflects […]



Here’s what the Uber Eats delivery drone looks like

November 7th, 2019 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Uber has unveiled more details about its plans for Eats delivery via drones. If all goes according to Uber’s plan, it will start flying its first drone model before the end of the year. Uber’s design, which it unveiled at the Forbes 30 under 30 Summit today, is made to carry up to one meal […]



Nanoparticle tech reduces celiac disease symptoms by 90%

November 6th, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

People with celiac disease have two options in life, neither of which is ideal. Because their immune systems can’t tolerate gluten, they can choose to never eat the many delicious foods containing it. Boring. Or they can devour all the cake, bread, and beer they want — but resign themselves to abdominal pain, diarrhea, and […]



Lab-grown meat also creates an unexpected benefit: Ethical zebra burgers

November 4th, 2019 at 1:57 pm » Comments Off

“What are the odds that these animals contain the tastiest, most nutritionally rich food offerings?” The term “cultivated meat” is industry’s preferred language for the admittedly unappetizing-sounding “lab-grown meat,” and it has the potential to actually change the world. This lab-grown meat could reduce the various impacts of raising animals for slaughter, which is the […]



Uber moves into on-demand grocery delivery with acquisition of Cornershop

October 19th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Uber is making moves into the highly competitive world of online grocery deliveries with the acquisition of a startup called Cornershop. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will bolster the company’s efforts to expand into businesses outside its core ride-hailing service. Cornershop, founded in 2015, is currently active in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Canada, and […]



International Space Station crew 3D-prints meat in space for the first time!

October 18th, 2019 at 12:05 am » Comments Off

  For the first time in the history of space, meat was ‘created’ on the International Space Station (ISS) and no animals were harmed in the making of this 3D bio-printed ‘space beef.’ On October 7, Aleph Farms, an Israeli food company, announced that its experiment aboard the space lab resulted in the first lab-grown […]



How a robot that makes 300 pizzas an hour will create more jobs

October 9th, 2019 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

  Lower costs equals more opportunities. A little startup in Seattle is about to flip the pizza business. Literally. The company is called Picnic and for the past few years it’s been operating under the radar while it develops a propriety robot that makes pizzas. A lot of pizzas. Like, 300 pizzas in an hour. […]



Amazon reportedly has an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — here’s what we know about it so far

October 6th, 2019 at 3:01 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is looking into creating a new grocery chain that would likely be separate from Whole Foods, according to The New York Times. This new chain would blend aspects of online ordering and traditional shopping, and may be inspired by a 2017 internal memo circulated ahead of the Whole Foods acquisition. The report also describes […]



Here’s how we could feed a million people on Mars

September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

  If we want to colonize Mars, we’re going to need to figure out a way to feed ourselves there, and continuously sending food to the Red Planet isn’t a sustainable plan. But now, a team of researchers thinks it’s figured out a way to produce enough food on Mars to feed a million people […]



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