The Future of Food
Food continues to take on new forms and formats. A fish fillet can be grown in a dish; a four-course meal can be enjoyed in the car. The pandemic has sped up some of that innovation while also adding a level of uncertainty: How will food be produced, packaged, transported and consumed differently when all this is over? Here’s a look at the people and processes at the center of those questions.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life as we know it, including how we eat. With more meals arriving in a bag and being consumed at home, chefs consider the long-term impacts it could have on our food experience.Read more
FMI: Indoor Farming Carries Its Own Food-Safety Risks
It's a misconception to think that indoor farming is inherently safer, writes FMI's senior director of food and product safety—and retailers need to be aware of indoor farms' unique potential challenges.
Alternative Proteins Raked in $5 Billion in Investment in 2021
Makers of alternatives to traditional seafood, meat, eggs and dairy items raised 60% more in invested capital in 2021 than 2020, the Good Food Institute reported.
Bowery Farming Wants to Transform Fruit Picking
Strawberry fields forever: A New York-based vertical farming company has acquired computer-vision and robotics specialist Traptic as it seeks to apply smart technology to commercial fruit production.
Seeing Green: Why Vertical Farm Kalera Sought a SPAC Deal for Growth
"We have a very aggressive rollout strategy," COO Austin Martin says, "and we believe that being first is important in having access to the deep equity markets here."
Indoor Farmer Soli Organic to Expand Its Acreage
The Rockingham, Va.-based company to build a soil-based controlled environment farm in the Seattle area—the second of eight new facilities planned.
How cell-based seafood could become the next catch of the day
Companies are working to grow fish filets from cells. They just need U.S. regulatory agencies to approve their creations before restaurants can sell it.Read More
Amount of restaurant patrons last year who said their most recent white-tablecloth meal had been eaten while traveling in a car, up from 3% in 2019, according to Technomic
Amount plant-based items will grow on menus by the end of 2022, according to Technomic
Increase in orders of spicy chicken sandwiches on Grubhub last year compared to 2019, according to Grubhub
Amount by which commercial waste decreased during the pandemic; residential waste rose 15%, according to the Food Packaging Institute
Changes to Food Production Are Coming Fast and Furiously
Four major movements will affect what we eat and how food is grown.
A New Definition of Meals on Wheels
Autonomous vehicles can open new branding and eating occasions for food marketers
The Food Store of the Future
Transformative technologies and intensifying consumer trends toward health and convenience will cast a radical new footprint for the supermarket.
In Search of the Next Major Protein Source
Going beyond beef and chicken, experts are looking to science and nature.
Futurist Sees Big Changes Ahead for Foodservice
Brian Frank, general partner with FTW Ventures, shares his expert insights.