Pigs fed on liquor leftovers are less stressed, giving better meat

A team led by researchers at the University of Tokyo has shown that feeding pigs on the waste barley waste left over from the distillation of the Japanese liquor shochu makes for more relaxed pigs and results in tastier pork.Continue ReadingCategory: S… Continue reading Pigs fed on liquor leftovers are less stressed, giving better meat

Tend Your Garden… Again

In the early 1940s, several countries saw an incredible shift in agriculture. What were called “victory gardens” were being planted en masse by people from all walks of life, encouraged by various national governments around the world. Millions of these small home gardens sprang up to help reduce the price …read more

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Crisp, the platform for demand forecasting the food supply chain, gets $12 million in funding

Crisp, a demand forecasting platform for the food industry, has today announced the close of a $12 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from Spring Capital and Swell Capital. Crisp launched out of beta in January of this year with a product that aimed to give food suppliers and distributors […] Continue reading Crisp, the platform for demand forecasting the food supply chain, gets $12 million in funding

Burger King makes its cows less gassy to cut greenhouse gas emissions

As tasty as cows are, their greenhouse gas emissions aren’t quite so palatable. In an attempt to clean up the agriculture industry a little, Burger King has now announced that it will start feeding its cows a new diet that can reportedly cut methane em… Continue reading Burger King makes its cows less gassy to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Researchers uncover how your brain puts the brakes on sugar cravings

A few years ago, scientists discovered the liver releases a hormone to suppress consumption of sweet-tasting food once a person has consumed high volumes of sugar. New research, led by the University of Iowa, has now homed in on exactly how this mechan… Continue reading Researchers uncover how your brain puts the brakes on sugar cravings

Minneapolis-based VC shop Bread & Butter focuses on its own backyard

While many investors say sheltering in place has broadened their appetite for funding companies located outside major hubs, one firm is doubling down on backing startups in America’s heartland. Launched in 2016 by Brett Bohl, The Syndicate Fund rebranded to Bread & Butter Ventures earlier this month (a reference to one of Minnesota’s many nicknames). […] Continue reading Minneapolis-based VC shop Bread & Butter focuses on its own backyard

Graphene-based sensor detects spoiled fish and meat

Graphene, the electrically-conductive “wonder material” made up of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms, already has many uses. It now has another, however, as the active ingredient in a sensor that detects food spoilage.Continue ReadingCatego… Continue reading Graphene-based sensor detects spoiled fish and meat

Common food additive found to disrupt gut bacteria, cause inflammation

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is adding weight to a growing body of evidence suggesting the food additive titanium dioxide, also known as E171, can disrupt the gut microbiome, leading to colonic inflammation.Continue Reading… Continue reading Common food additive found to disrupt gut bacteria, cause inflammation