Wherever we look, humans have consistently built technologies that surpass their animal predecessors. Cars replaced horses, petroleum replaced whales, tractors replaced oxen, telecommunications replaced carrier pigeons. Food may be next.
You learn a fair bit about someone by just asking how they take their eggs. And it’s a pretty hot question to fire up AFN’s new “Table Talk” series when across the table this time is a veteran food industry egg-spert like David Wagstaff.
A worldwide pork deficit is impending and one virus is to blame. But who’s going to fill in the gaps? Meat giant Tyson’s latest earnings reveal it’s not them, with the US-China trade war largely to blame. Could they lose out to alternatives like Impossible Foods?
With big-name CVC investors like ADM Ventures and Danone Manifesto Ventures, Sustainable Bioproducts is preparing to unveil new plant-based product offerings targeting what it describes as the white space in the plant-based segment.
Investors are paying attention. So are larger meat, dairy and seafood groups. And yet the cell ag industry still has a long way to go, agreed delegates of the recent New Harvest conference in Boston. Brittany Solano reports for AFN.
As a tech journalist aware of the potential for rapid change and transformation in this and any other industry, it seems crazy to me to be using nearly 10-year old data as a guide for decision making today and in the future.