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How Oat Milk conquered America

June 23rd, 2019 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

  The Swedish company Oatly won over American baristas and launched a massive trend When Chicago barista Dominic Rodriguez first heard about oat milk, he was skeptical. He had latte-making down to a fine art — at coffee competitions, he sculpts swan-necked turkeys and roses out of foam — and in his experience, plant-based milks didn’t foam correctly. “I’m […]



Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit

June 8th, 2019 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

  A new discovery by University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers could increase the speed and lower the cost of thousands of chemical processes used in developing fertilizers, foods, fuels, plastics, and more. A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that […]



The FDA Tells the Food Industry to Change How It Uses ‘Expiration’ Dates

June 2nd, 2019 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

The Food and Drug Administration is going after food waste with a new effort to make sure we don’t throw out groceries until they’re absolutely inedible. On Thursday, the agency issued a letter to the food industry at large, throwing its support behind a growing trend to almost universally adopt a “Best if Used By” […]



It’s not just salt, sugar, fat: Study finds ultra-processed foods drive weight gain

May 31st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

An example of one of the study’s ultra-processed lunches consists of quesadillas, refried beans and diet lemonade. Participants on this diet ate an average of 508 calories more per day and gained an average of 2 pounds over two weeks. Over the past 70 years, ultra-processed foods have come to dominate the U.S. diet. These […]



Restaurants are ignoring calls from Google’s Smart Assistant

May 13th, 2019 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

   Hello, This Is Robot Almost exactly a year ago, everyone was flipping out over Google’s newly announced Duplex feature, which basically pretends to be a human assistant in order to make reservations at restaurants or schedule trips to the hairdresser. But the AI-powered assistant has struggled to win over the hearts of service workers. […]



Maine passes the U.S.’s first state ban on foam food packaging

May 11th, 2019 at 2:00 am » Comments Off

The state joins several U.S. cities and counties in restricting the containers in an effort to reduce waste. This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Maine has joined a growing list of states, cities, and counties, including 14 towns in Maine, to ban foam food containers in an effort to reduce […]



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 […]



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