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Spinach Skeleton Becomes Base for Lab-Grown Meat
lab-grown meat
Food
Spinach Skeleton Becomes Base for Lab-Grown Meat
After spinach leaves were stripped of their plant cells, the skeletons were used as a scaffold for lab-grown meat.
April 7, 2021

After spinach leaves were stripped of their plant cells, the skeletons were used as a scaffold for lab-grown meat.

Food
These Movers Fight Food Insecurity One Home at a Time
food insecurity
Food
These Movers Fight Food Insecurity One Home at a Time
The nonprofit Move for Hunger works with local moving companies to collect and donate food people would normally throw away during a move.
April 5, 2021

The nonprofit Move for Hunger works with local moving companies to collect and donate food people would normally throw away during a move.

Food
This Startup Is Creating a Toothpaste For Your Peanut Allergy
allergy immunotherapy toothpaste
Food
This Startup Is Creating a Toothpaste For Your Peanut Allergy
Immunotherapy for allergies can help reduce allergic reactions, but it needs to be daily. Could toothpaste provide a solution?
March 27, 2021

Immunotherapy for allergies can help reduce allergic reactions, but it needs to be daily. Could toothpaste provide a solution?

Social Entrepreneurs
Austin Is Facing Food Insecurity. This Student is on a Mission to Solve That.
food insecurity
Social Entrepreneurs
Austin Is Facing Food Insecurity. This Student is on a Mission to Solve That.
A med student thinks the key to reducing food insecurity is through transportation. He launched Good Apple, a healthy food delivery service for families in need.
March 13, 2021

A med student thinks the key to reducing food insecurity is through transportation. He launched Good Apple, a healthy food delivery service for families in need.

Food
This Ice Cream Is Made from Lab-Grown Vegan Milk
lab-grown vegan milk
Food
This Ice Cream Is Made from Lab-Grown Vegan Milk
Disappointed by available milk alternatives, the startup Perfect Day developed lab-grown vegan milk that’s molecularly identical to the kind from cows.
February 14, 2021

Disappointed by available milk alternatives, the startup Perfect Day developed lab-grown vegan milk that’s molecularly identical to the kind from cows.

Food
Cultured Meat Gets First Greenlight for Sale
cultured meat
Food
Cultured Meat Gets First Greenlight for Sale
In a world’s first, Singapore has approved the sale of cultured meat, a major win for the meat alternatives industry.
December 3, 2020

In a world’s first, Singapore has approved the sale of cultured meat, a major win for the meat alternatives industry.

Insects
A French Company Is Building the World’s Biggest Insect Factory Farm
insect farming
Insects
A French Company Is Building the World’s Biggest Insect Factory Farm
Ÿnsect is building the world’s largest insect farming facility in Amiens, France. The mealworms grown there may end up feeding your pets and the salmon on your plate.
November 4, 2020

Ÿnsect is building the world’s largest insect farming facility in Amiens, France. The mealworms grown there may end up feeding your pets and the salmon on your plate.

Food
Robot Cook Could Help Restaurants Recover from COVID-19
Robot Cook
Food
Robot Cook Could Help Restaurants Recover from COVID-19
Miso Robotics is making Flippy ROAR available for $30,000 in the hopes the robot cook will help the restaurant industry recover from the pandemic.
October 16, 2020

Miso Robotics is making Flippy ROAR available for $30,000 in the hopes the robot cook will help the restaurant industry recover from the pandemic.

Coronavirus
Ghost Kitchens Are Saving Restaurants During the Pandemic
ghost kitchens
Coronavirus
Ghost Kitchens Are Saving Restaurants During the Pandemic
Ghost kitchens are thriving during the pandemic, as more restaurants rely on online delivery orders for their income.
October 12, 2020

Ghost kitchens are thriving during the pandemic, as more restaurants rely on online delivery orders for their income.

Genetics
Can Genetic Engineering Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?
fall armyworm
Genetics
Can Genetic Engineering Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?
The fall armyworm is devastating African agriculture, eating millions of pounds of crops. Can a genetically modified version control their advance?
September 27, 2020

The fall armyworm is devastating African agriculture, eating millions of pounds of crops. Can a genetically modified version control their advance?

Food
Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
fine dining drive thru
Food
Truffle Pomme Fondue Sound Tasty? Visit This Fine-Dining Drive-Thru.
The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.
September 24, 2020

The Resy Drive-Thru could help the restaurant industry survive the pandemic by serving as a creative new revenue stream for fine-dining chefs.

Food
This Edible Sensor Can Alert You of Food Contamination
Food Contamination
Food
This Edible Sensor Can Alert You of Food Contamination
A microneedle patch made of silk changes color if it senses food contamination or spoilage, making it easier to know when food’s gone bad.
September 13, 2020

A microneedle patch made of silk changes color if it senses food contamination or spoilage, making it easier to know when food’s gone bad.

Agriculture
This Massive Farm Robot Is Helping Secure the Future of Food
Farm Robot
Agriculture
This Massive Farm Robot Is Helping Secure the Future of Food
A massive farm robot is analyzing crops in Arizona, helping identify ones that could grow in hotter climates to help secure the future of food.
September 9, 2020

A massive farm robot is analyzing crops in Arizona, helping identify ones that could grow in hotter climates to help secure the future of food.

CRISPR
This Genetically Modified Cow Could Transform Beef Production
GMO Food
CRISPR
This Genetically Modified Cow Could Transform Beef Production
Cosmo the bull calf has an extra SRY gene, which makes him more likely to sire male cows — and also makes him a strong candidate for use as a GMO food.
July 26, 2020

Cosmo the bull calf has an extra SRY gene, which makes him more likely to sire male cows — and also makes him a strong candidate for use as a GMO food.

Building Community
“Community Fridges” Are Helping Fight Food Insecurity
Community Fridges
Building Community
“Community Fridges” Are Helping Fight Food Insecurity
Community fridges stocked with donated food that’s free for the taking are helping neighborhoods across the U.S. overcome food insecurity.
July 16, 2020

Community fridges stocked with donated food that’s free for the taking are helping neighborhoods across the U.S. overcome food insecurity.

Future of Food
3D-Printed Vegan Steak Is Heading to Restaurants in 2020
vegan steak
Future of Food
3D-Printed Vegan Steak Is Heading to Restaurants in 2020
Israeli startup Redefine Meat has announced the Alt-Steak, a plant-based vegan steak that it claims mimics the texture and taste of beef.
July 5, 2020

Israeli startup Redefine Meat has announced the Alt-Steak, a plant-based vegan steak that it claims mimics the texture and taste of beef.

Sustainability
Fertilizer Feeds Half the World. Can We Make It Without Fossil Fuels?
sustainable fertilizer
Sustainability
Fertilizer Feeds Half the World. Can We Make It Without Fossil Fuels?
Fertilizer is needed to feed the world, but its production comes with a carbon footprint. This solar-powered strategy may reduce that.
June 28, 2020

Fertilizer is needed to feed the world, but its production comes with a carbon footprint. This solar-powered strategy may reduce that.