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Covid and ‘peak cow’ created a boom for food and agriculture tech in 2020

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Food and agriculture tech investor Arama Kukutai standing in a vertical farm built by Plenty in South San Francisco. Courtesy: Finistere Ventures Food and agriculture start-ups attracted a record $22.3 billion in venture funding last year — that’s twice as......

Cramer recommends owning food stocks and names hurt by the chip shortage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday made a case for investors to get exposure to companies impacted by the ongoing global chip shortage and stocks benefiting from the rotation into consumer packaged goods. “I think today was a powerful lesson you......

Food Is Not a Prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It’s a Platform.

New York Times
Last spring, when long lines at food pantries first began to form in Queens — where the coronavirus struck harder than almost anywhere else in the country — Jessica Ramos, a New York state senator, knew whom to call to feed her neighbors. It wasn’t the thousands of family-run restaurants......

Lockdowns are lifting, but VCs remain bullish on food delivery start-ups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Taster CEO and founder Anton Soulier. Taster Venture capitalists are continuing to pile in on food delivery start-ups, backing them with hundreds of millions of dollars even though the margins are often small and people can increasingly visit restaurants. In......

India’s Zomato files for $1.11 bln IPO as food delivery surges in pandemic

Reuters
A delivery worker of Zomato, an Indian food-delivery startup, waits to collect an order from a restaurant, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo Indian food delivery startup Zomato, backed by China’s Ant......

Receptions on Wheels: the Food Trucks Roll In

New York Times
From raw oysters to lobster rolls to alcohol-infused ice-cream, food trucks deliver modernized, pandemic friendly wedding spreads. “The food truck is uniquely suited to manage the flow — and the food just arrives,” said Matt Geller, the chief executive of Best Food Trucks, a Los Angeles-based company that manages food......

Family-meal image wins international food photo contest

BBC
A photo of a young family joyfully preparing a meal at home in China has won a major food photography award. Li Huaifeng has been named Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 for an image titled Taste, taken in Licheng, Shanxi. image copyrightLi Huaifeng “This picture is technically......

Touring Washington D.C.’s revamped food hall

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Touring Washington D.C.’s revamped food hall – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Nothing brings people together more than food, and perhaps, nowhere is more bipartisan than Washington’s new culinary capital: the Union Market. It’s home to an eclectic group......

Murphy signs bill allocating $10M for New Jersey food banks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation allocating $10 million for seven food banks in New Jersey. “Our food banks have been a critical resource for thousands of families impacted by the pandemic,” Murphy said in a news......

‘Karen’ Reports Colleague To HR For Eating ‘Sexy Potatoes’, Then Gets Reported For Harassment Instead

IA
The chances are you’ll be hearing about “sexy potatoes” for the first time. But as soon as you learn it, it’s hard to unlearn. So bring your chair closer, we’re about to dive deep into the office dynamics where things are overly complicated and chronically misinterpreted. It all started with......

CVS to expand frozen food, snack offerings

FoodBusinessNews
WOONSOCKET, RI. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health operating nearly 10,000 locations, is ramping up its food and beverage offerings in an effort to become more of a meal solutions provider post-pandemic. CVS said select stores now have a refreshed assortment of more than 100 frozen foods......

Frozen food industry seeks ways to extend sales surge

FoodBusinessNews
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Frozen food sales rocketed up by double-digit percentages once COVID-19 hit last year and forced consumers to eat at home more often. Whether such growth in the category continues after the pandemic fades could depend on pricing, variety and companies knowing when consumers eat frozen food during......

Eating thrown out food becomes latest food trend

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Eating thrown out food becomes latest food trend – CBS News Watch CBSN Live They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and lately, that even applies to the food we eat. Upcycled foods are made from ingredients......

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