Food Odyssey

By craigmm | Exploring the Future of Food

How a digitized ‘nose’ can help fight food waste

Feeding the world’s growing population is a complex challenge, one made no easier by the amount of food we waste. Approximately 222 million tons of …

Agriculture

Food waste and its discontents

I try not to waste food. At worst, I compost leftovers.Food waste is a huge issue these days, not least because it appears to be an obvious solution …

Food Waste

The Hub of Hubs: New York is Investing $15 Million in Large-Scale Regional Food Distribution

Picture thousands of pounds of local, seasonal produce traveling by truck to a centralized location in New York City every day. Once there, the …

Farming

Dairy Farmers Think Almond Milk Is Bogus But Americans Love It - Bloomberg

Milk, the kind from cows, is still Americans’ favorite complement to a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. But it’s feeling the heat from milk, the …

Gatorade Goes Organic as PepsiCo Joins Natural-Product Push - Bloomberg

PepsiCo Inc. is introducing a version of Gatorade that’s certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, testing whether a product created …

Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

The next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local food from a trend to a substantive cultural shift, you …

Agriculture

Can we feed 10 billion people on organic farming alone?

Organic farming creates more profit and yields healthier produce. It’s time it played the role it deserves in feeding a rapidly growing world population<p>In 1971, then US Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz uttered these unsympathetic words: “Before we go back to organic agriculture in this country, …

Agriculture

The Rise of Food Politics: A Conversation with Michel Nischan

Michel Nischan, founder of Wholesome Wave, a national food system advocacy group based in Connecticut, sees a future where food is as much a part of …

Agriculture

The Rise of Plant-Based Meats

Plant-based meat, dairy, and eggs are everywhere these days, with influencers from Bill Gates to Biz Stone touting the potential of plant-derived …

Bill Gates

Welcome to Brazil, Where a Food Revolution Is Changing the Way People Eat

Carlos Monteiro got his start in medicine in the 1970s as a pediatrician working in poor villages and slums in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. His …

The Slow-Moving Disaster Happening At Farms Around America

Farms waste billions of pounds of food, but there are movements afoot to curb the problem.<p>Every day, Tianna Kennedy walks through the crops that blanket the 70-acre expanse of idyllic farmland she helms in New York’s Northern Catskill region.<p>Kennedy grows hundreds of varieties of organic vegetables …

Agriculture

The case for cockroach milk: The next superfood?

The milk crystals of the Pacific beetle cockroach are beautiful. Slice open an embryonic roach under a microscope, and the crystals spill out in a shower of nutrient-dense glitter.<p>But the flavor of cockroach milk is nothing to write home about. Subramanian Ramaswamy, a biochemist at the Institute …

Biology

Watch Momofuku Cook Impossible Foods' Plant-Based Burger that 'Bleeds'

Pat O. Brown, CEO and founder of Impossible Foods, was joined by Momofuku founder and chef David Chang—along with Matt Rudofker, executive chef of Momofuku Ssäm Bar, and host Charlet Duboc—to cook the burger to juicy perfection in the MUNCHIES kitchen.<p>Last night, Impossible Foods debuted its …

Food

Plate of the Union goes Presidential

Food Policy Action wants presidential candidates to talk about food issues. Its Plate of the Union campaign says:Our food system is out of balance, …

Agriculture

Taking A Bite Out Of The Food Industry: Startups Change The Game

Source: Ample<p>Food is a huge, ever-evolving market, and research firm Research and Markets estimates it will grow at a 4.5% CAGR from 2015 through 2020, reaching $3.03 trillion in revenues. Food-related startups have been disrupting the space for some time now, and last year alone, food tech …

Blue Apron

Digested: Can Tech Money Help Real Food Scale Up?

Food and ag tech is hot. AgFunder recently reported that some 499 ag tech companies attracted $4.6 billion in investments last year, nearly double …

Agriculture

Five Shocking Food Waste Stats, Plus Tips for Wasting Less | Oldways

To make sure our children and grandchildren have access to healthy, wholesome food, our first priority must be the sustainability of our food systems. …

Want Kids To Eat More Veggies? Market Them With Cartoons

Be it SpongeBob SquarePants or Tony the Tiger, food companies have long used cartoon characters to market their products to children. But that tactic can also sway younger kids to eat fresh vegetables, according to a new study.<p>Sammy Spinach, Oliver Onion, Colby Carrot, Suzy Sweet Pea and a slew of …

Shaquille O'Neal

UN: Global fish consumption per capita hits record high

Environment reporter, BBC News<p><b>Global per capita fish consumption has hit a record high, passing the 20kg per year mark for the first time, United Nations data has shown.</b><p>The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report said it was the result of improved aquaculture and reduced waste.<p>It added that …

Reality Hunger

A.1. Steak Sauce, never artisanal and not once locally made, is currently the subject of a campaign that touts it as a secret ingredient to a …

INGLORIOUS FOOD: THE HAPPY RETURNS ON DEALING WITH FOOD WASTE

2016-06-28<p>About one-third of all food produced worldwide, worth around US $1 trillion, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption …

Keep Your Eyes on These 30 Change Makers Under 30

Amidst all the hard-to-read food news these days, there is one obvious silver lining: Young people everywhere are on fire with a desire to change the …

Agriculture

Food Tank’s Summer 2016 Reading List

This week, Food Tank has hand picked 16 books that educate, inform, and inspire us in a wide range of topics. They highlight the ethics of what we …

Agriculture

Are Eggless Mayo and Plant-Based ‘Oysters’ Worth $1 Billion? - Bloomberg

Hampton Creek Inc., best known for making an eggless version of mayonnaise, is looking to raise fresh capital to fuel its expansion into a vegan …

The Future of Food According to Silicon Valley Is Bleak

Welcome to the food tech revolution.<p>Last month, a $700 smart juicer called Juicero made headlines. “The Keurig for juice,” news outlets crowed. The way it worked was a Silicon Valley techie’s dream. Buy the juicer. Buy the I.V.-like packs of pulverized fruit and vegetables (retail cost: between $4 …

Silicon Valley

This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

[From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] <i>By designing a small-scale,</i> …

This startup is using machine learning to create animal product substitutes

The Not Company<p>The future of food looks a lot like advanced animal product substitutes; we've already gone beyond tofurkey to plant-based burgers …