According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each year roughly 48 million get sick, 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 lose their lives as a result of a foodborne illness.
Oakland-based food company Back to the Roots announced this morning that it has closed its first funding round to the tune of $2 million. Fund Good Jobs, an Oakland-based organization designed to increase employment opportunities in the region, led the round.
NatureBox, the online delivery service that drops healthy snacks at your door on a monthly basis, reported $30 million in Series C investment. Global Founders Capital led Tuesday’s investment along with returning supporters SoftBank Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Canaan Partners, among others.
Native Traits, a Michigan based bio tech company, has received a $250,000 commitment from Northern Michigan Angels investment group. Founded in 2013, Native Traits set up shop in Kalamazoo and specializes in the utilization of proprietary NT Recovery technology to isolate the traits that make heirloom corn more capable of enduring drought and more tolerant of hot and cold temperatures.
Think of an agriculture system that leads to better nutrition, higher wages, fair global trade, and more security for each person along the supply chain. Now, think if just one plant could make that a reality for many.
Climate change will affect just about everything, including your stomach.
New research from UC Davis shows how increased levels of carbon dioxide are harming the quality of crops, putting us at risk of eating less-nutritious food.
Stickers aren’t just for price tags anymore.
Researchers from Tufts University have shown that high-tech silk stickers may soon be used to tell the consumer when food is no longer edible.