Food

Singapore is the first country to approve the sale of lab-grown meat

Eat Just Singapore has become the first country in the world to approve the sale of cultured meat. On Wednesday, the city-state’s Food Agency gave Eat Just, a US startup best known for its plant-based egg substitute, the go-ahead to sell its lab-grown chicken as an ingredient in chicken bites (pictured above). The company told …

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Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus hits record low $70 in one-day Amazon sale

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Cakewalk3D lets your regular 3D printer decorate food

Cakewalk3D You’d have to be a real foodie to drop a few thousand dollars on a dedicated food printer, but what if you could transform a regular 3D printer into one for a fraction of that? That’s the premise behind Cakewalk3D, a new Kickstarter project that promises to let you print designs on cakes, appetizers …

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Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the table

Tatjana WAGNER via Getty Images Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric system that can detect food, drinks, and other objects based …

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Freshly is the best option for healthy WFH lunches

StackCommerce Out of all the ways in which the pandemic has upended our lives, one of the most significant is that it’s led us to abandon our usual office routine in favor of a much more relaxed (and oftentimes liberating) at-home work setup. But the freedom to work from home comes with its fair share …

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DoorDash teams up to open a restaurant in California

ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images DoorDash is no stranger to offering help to restaurants, but now it’s taking a direct stake in their success. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (via The Verge) that DoorDash is investing in Burma Bites, a spin-off restaurant of Oakland’s Burma Superstar that’s due to open October 28th. The team-up, a …

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Alphabet’s Mineral moonshot wants to help farmers with robotic plant buggies

Alphabet / Mineral In 2018, Alphabet’s X lab said it was in the process of exploring how it could use artificial intelligence to improve farming. On Monday, X announced that its “computational agriculture” project is called Mineral. The Mineral team has spent the last several years “developing and testing a range of software and hardware prototypes based …

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Amazon Fresh grocery store in Los Angeles opens to the public

Amazon After a short period where you could only visit the store if you had an invite, Amazon’s first Fresh grocery location is now open to the public. Starting today, anyone who wants to visit the Woodland Hills, Los Angeles store can do so from 7AM to 10PM PT daily. The centerpiece of the store …

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J.M. Smucker Uses IBM Blockchain to Trace Coffee Beans for 1850 Brand

The J.M. Smucker Company, also known as Smucker’s, has announced that it will use blockchain technology to trace Colombian coffee beans directly back to their source while allowing consumers the opportunity to support coffee farmers. The American food manufacturer has formed a partnership with Farmer Connect — an organization committed to increasing transparency and sustainability …

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Report: $300B Worth of Food Will Be Traced Using Blockchain and IoT by 2027

Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve some of the food industry’s most pressing challenges and save it $100 billion a year, according to a recent report by Cointelegraph Consulting and VeChain. The report forecasts that $300 billion worth of food items will be traced along the supply chain annually within seven …

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