Simple RNA tweak boosts potato and rice yields by 50 percent

Food security is a major potential problem, especially in the face of climate change. Now, researchers have shown that manipulating RNA in plants can drastically boost the amount of food they produce, and make them more resistant to drought conditions…. Continue reading Simple RNA tweak boosts potato and rice yields by 50 percent

Zenput raises $27M Series C to keep multiunit operations flowing no matter the location

Ensuring food safety compliance can be challenging at one restaurant, Zenput developed technology aimed at making sure operating procedures are quickly adapted so that businesses maintain quality. Continue reading Zenput raises $27M Series C to keep multiunit operations flowing no matter the location

Choco bites into $100M Series B, at a $600M valuation, to build a more transparent, sustainable food supply chain

Choco is digitizing the food supply chain as the United States estimates of the food produced here approximately 40% is wasted. Continue reading Choco bites into $100M Series B, at a $600M valuation, to build a more transparent, sustainable food supply chain

Taste intelligence startup Halla closes $4.5M Series A1 to predict which grocery items shoppers will buy

Halla wants to answer the question of how people decide what to eat and now has $4.5 million in fresh Series A1 capital from Food Retail Ventures to do it. Continue reading Taste intelligence startup Halla closes $4.5M Series A1 to predict which grocery items shoppers will buy

Study confirms that beef and its substitutes differ nutritionally

Given how meat-like some plant-based meat substitutes have become, it’s understandable that many people are considering simply switching over to them. According to new research, however, the two food types are far from being nutritionally identical.Con… Continue reading Study confirms that beef and its substitutes differ nutritionally

World’s first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel

From Singapore to the International Space Station, we’re starting to see how cultured, or lab-grown, meat might soon make its way out of the lab and into everyday diets, and a newly opened factory in Israel should do plenty to help things along. Billed… Continue reading World’s first lab-grown-meat factory opens in Israel

Pollen-sized particles give bees immunity to insecticides

Bees play a critical role in pollinating many of plants that humans eat and are therefore key to food security, but populations continue to decline rapidly around the world. A number of factors are contributing to this, including habitat loss and droug… Continue reading Pollen-sized particles give bees immunity to insecticides

Zero Gravity Fridge for astronauts shows promise in microgravity

Today’s astronauts are able to survive largely on freeze-dried, canned and dehydrated foods, but there are limitations in both nutrition and flavor to these dietary regimes. Refrigeration in space is a complex engineering challenge but one that would c… Continue reading Zero Gravity Fridge for astronauts shows promise in microgravity