Food and Agriculture

Cell cultured meat replacing traditional animal farms; the growth of urban vertical and smart farms next-gen GMO plants and animals—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of food and agriculture.

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https://fortune.com/2017/02/22/sugar-stevia-low-calorie-sweetener/
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Fortune
The sugar quest for a zero-calorie sweetener is getting more urgent—and harder than ever. Brands like Pepsi and General Mills have started to slash sugar content in their products.
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https://www.vocativ.com/culture/health-culture/americas-egg-industry-avian-flu/
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Vocativ
Avian 'flu means you'll be shelling out a lot more for your eggs
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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-04/robots-made-fast-food-workers-obsolete-now-they-are-coming-after-these-791200-jobs
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Zero Hedge
ZeroHedge - On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero
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https://www.lmtonline.com/food/article/The-Boston-restaurant-where-robots-have-replaced-12922452.php
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LMT Online
The debate about whether cooking is more art or science is a never-ending one.
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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/19/fake-steak-supermarkets-flexitarians-meat-free-burgers
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The Guardian
Supermarkets stock up as millions of UK flexitarians boost demand for fake meat
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/15/the-age-of-robot-farmers
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New Yorker
Picking strawberries takes speed, stamina, and skill. Can a robot do it?
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https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/07/fish-replacement-may-be-the-next-big-wave-in-alternative-protein-development/
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Tech Crunch
Fish make up 16% of animal protein consumed globally, and demand is set to rise. But overfishing is hugely problematic -- and it’s not sustainable to continue with the way things are.
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https://www.israel21c.org/coming-soon-chicken-meat-without-slaughter/
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Israel21c
An Israeli foundation is first in the world to research mass production of cultured chicken breast, a real meat product starting from a single cell of a real bird.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0hjMfoUpcY
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Slush
Perumal Gandhi (Co-founder) and Ryan Pandya (Co-founder and CEO) from Perfect Day talking about non-dairy dairy products at Slush 2017.--In 2017, Slush broug...
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https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/02/fake-minced-meat-may-substantiate-base-reality-claim/
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Clean Technica
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3diR5Lyyc&feature=youtu.be
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Recode
Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown and acclaimed professional chef Dominique Crenn talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about their efforts to change how people think ...
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/06/17/inside-an-mit-researchers-grand-plan-to-create-the-personal-food-computer/?arc404=true
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Washington Post
An MIT researcher launches an open-source movement to share vertical farming secrets.
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90311610/this-food-tech-startup-just-raised-90-million-to-make-it-easier-to-invent-new-plant-based-meats
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Fast Company
Motif Ingredients will provide innovative new plant proteins to new vegetarian companies, so they can concentrate on making food, not running a lab.
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https://www.labiotech.eu/medical/hiv-prevention-transgenic-rice/
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Labiotech
Researchers in Spain have created a strain of genetically-engineered rice that could provide a cheap alternative to produce medicines for HIV prevention.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpellmanrowland/2018/02/27/perfectday-disrupts-dairy/#4bdb82745f61
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Forbes
California-based startup Perfect Day just raised $24 Million from an impressive group of investors on the promise of selling milk proteins made without cows.
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https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/veganism-in-toronto-vegandale-and-beyond/#.W0a35P85yo1.facebook
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Now Toronto
Vegan protesters, social media stars and restaurateurs are helping Torontos vegan scene grow, despite being at odds with one another. As animal-rights activists protest outside of Antler Kitchen & Bar, three new restaurants are opening in Vegandale.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/15/jellyfish-supper-delivered-by-drone-radical-future-predicted-for-food
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The Guardian
Algae milk, insect protein and nutrients consumed through a patch or pill may become norm, report says
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http://www.sci-news.com/biology/biotechnology-crop-yield-04413.html
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Science News
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/05/is-sugar-worlds-most-popular-drug
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The Gaurdian
<strong>The Long Read:</strong> It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?
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https://retailwire.com/restaurant-visits-decline-as-consumers-make-their-own-lunches/
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Retail Wire
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiNI-JUFtsA&feature=youtu.be
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Venture City
You'll be seeing more and more high tech farms popping up in cities. As the population grows, and we run out of farming land, along with climate change, the ...