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MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

April 21st, 2019 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no point now that machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors. The future of pesto is here. This research didn’t come out […]



Domino’s adds in-car ordering to its tech lineup

April 8th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

  Dive Brief: Domino’s has partnered with Xevo, which provides in-vehicle commerce and services for automakers, to provide an AnyWare pizza ordering platform, according to a press release. Customers can order via Easy Order and track it using the Domino’s Tracker. They also can find their local stores and call in an order from the […]



Americans are divided over whether eating organic foods makes for better health

March 26th, 2019 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

 



The inventor of Jelly Belly has launched cannabis-infused jelly beans

March 25th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

David Klein, the inventor of the Jelly Belly. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Jelly Belly’s inventor, David Klein, is getting into the cannabis business. Klein recently launched a business called Spectrum Confections that makes jelly beans infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive component of marijuana. While Jelly Belly is not connected to the venture, cannabis-infused […]



LG’s SnowWhite is like a Keurig for ice cream

March 18th, 2019 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Or at least it might be. SXSW 2019 isn’t just about films, politicians, designers and social media founders. There are also gadgets here to check out. Enter LG’s SnowWhite, a concept machine designed to let you easily make ice cream at home. The SnowWhite is basically like a Keurig, featuring a pod-based system that allows […]



Confused by expiration dates? You’re not Alone. Here’s what they really mean

March 10th, 2019 at 3:22 pm » Comments Off

  Most Americans are needlessly tossing out packaged food—not because it’s gone bad, but because they take the date stamped on it far too literally. That’s according to a recent study published in the journal Waste Management, which surveyed more than 1,000 people about the phrases and dates on food packages. Many Americans wrongly believed […]



Americas trucker shortage is about to hit consumers where it hurts

March 10th, 2019 at 3:10 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. Is Facing A Truck Driver Shortage And autonomous trucks won’t arrive in time to fix it. America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter. McDonald’s Corp.’s long-time distributor Martin-Brower Co. is raising delivery fees, imperiling low menu prices, and Procter & Gamble Co., Church & […]



AI trained on decades of food research is making brand-new foods

March 9th, 2019 at 2:41 am » Comments Off

  IRON CHEF IBM’s AI scientists teamed up with McCormick & Company’s food developers to enhance food research. FlavorBot You may not think that Tuscan chicken’s creamy, garlicky flavor is due for a high-tech upgrade, but advanced artificial intelligence is on the case all the same. An AI algorithm is about to analyze and improve […]



OGarden Smart grows fresh veggies year-round in your house

March 5th, 2019 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

This curious rotating garden boasts automatic watering and space for up to 90 plants at any given time. If you like the idea of growing your own vegetables indoors all year round, then you should check out the new and improved OGarden Smart. It’s a rotating Ferris wheel of sorts that can hold up to […]



Your health and where you live : Are these connected?

February 22nd, 2019 at 3:55 pm » Comments Off

Your health depends on many factors, such as the quality of food you eat, what you put on your body, what you breathe, what chemicals you are exposed to, how much exercise you get every day, and more. While there is a considerable amount of control that comes with each of these factors, there can […]



You call that meat? Not so fast, cattle ranchers say

February 16th, 2019 at 3:20 am » Comments Off

Sales of plant-based meat substitutes, like this burger made by Impossible Foods, increased 22 percent to $1.5 billion last year. SAN FRANCISCO — The cattle ranchers and farm bureaus of America are not going to give up their hold on the word meat without a fight. In recent weeks, beef and farming industry groups have […]



Milk without the Cow. Eggs without the Chicken

February 13th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet. In 2008, the biotech industry had fallen on tough times: capital was drying up and businesses were struggling to survive. That’s when Ryan Bethencourt saw an opportunity. A biologist with an entrepreneurial streak, he and a couple of friends started buying equipment from […]



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