Gousto is a bet on people still finding enough joy and value in cooking their own meals at home — even those in big cities starved for time or charged a king’s ransom for every inch of rental space, writes Richard Martyn-Hemphill.
A household name in the UK, the Grosvenor family can trace its ancestry back to William the Conqueror’s cousin and today Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, is godfather to Prince George. No big deal then. But what's the link to foodtech?
Remember doing the “smell test” before you poured the contents of your questionable, perhaps expired milk bottle on your morning cereal? French startup Aryballe has a solution to that deep, apprehensive whiff.
Japan’s Connected Robotics first made waves in Tokyo’s food tech space with its ballsy launch of OctoChef, a robot that serves hot octopus balls, and now it's adding to its portfolio with an ice cream-making bear, and breakfast in bed robot.
"Regenerative agriculture is a buzzy new term, but we did it this way 60, 70 years ago, before we started trying to commoditize everything. It can be done that way again," Chris Carter from online butcher Porter Road tell AFN.
Jennifer is an expert marketer with a career spanning many different industries outside of agriculture, most recently at StubHub the event ticketing business, so it's really interesting to hear about her transition into this industry.
Plant-based ground beef has become a staple at several fast food restaurants across the US. Now food retailers are demanding other alternatives, but creating viable plant-based alternatives for other food types like dairy, seafood, muscle cuts, and poultry could prove trickier.
“Not only is it harder as a woman, but my biggest problem is that I spent my years in the kitchen, not hobnobbing with people who decide where the money goes,” Alison Mountford says of her stalled attempts at raising venture capital funding.
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A group of leading food and agriculture companies led by Danone has formed a coalition to make the global dairy industry more sustainable by helping dairy farmers transition to regenerative agriculture practices.
As part of its 150th birthday celebrations this year, the British supermarket giant J Sainsbury has released its Future of Food Report, which chews over what our food systems will be like in 2025, then in 2050 — and finally, with an act of somewhat extraordinary ruminating — in 2169.
You may not realize that seafood is the fastest-growing protein category, with an annual growth rate surpassing that of all land-based animal meat combined. But the fish farming industry is in need of innovation to mitigate and reduce environmental concerns.