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Announcing Internet of Food Editorial Series with Seeds&Chips
Now through April 2, we're inviting food innovators to explore the question “How might we use technology, new business models and design to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone?” And we want to hear from you, too!

Why the Foodservice Industry Is Ripe for Disruption
Lawrence Williams of USHFC explores how startups like Dig Inn, Plated, Blue Apron, Feastly and Shophouse are revolutionizing the foodservice industry.

Last Week’s Top Food Tech News & Innovation Stories
From Beyonce's new vegan meal startup to Rocket Internet majorly consolidating the international food delivery space, here's last week’s top food tech news.

Must-Attend Food Tech Events: Winter/Spring 2015 Edition
We've added more events to our quarterly roundup of upcoming conferences, hackathons and other kick-ass food tech gatherings.

Upcoming Food Biz Courses

Crowdfunding For Food Entrepreneurs Bootcamp
Wanna launch a winning crowdfunding campaign? Take this course to learn how to launch a winning campaign from Lisa Q. Fetterman, who raised $1.3M for her sous vide startup Nomiku. In-person 3.28 and online in May.

Startup Resources

Berlin Welcomes Techstars METRO Accelerator - Tech Cocktail
Techstars and R/GA announce the first global tech startup program for the hospitality sector. The program will kick off in October 2015.

Catalyst Investors Create Food Tech Market Map - Catalyst
It frames the food tech landscape by various business models, including B2B, B2B2C and B2C.

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Food - Fast Company
Hampton Creek, Exo, Panera, 640 Labs, Food-X, Munchery + more top the list. 

In The Office Of The Future, You'll Scale A Climbing Wall To Harvest Your Lunch - FastCo.Exist
Should the workplace be a "destination" that promotes healthy living?


Is the Online Grocery Boom Good for the Planet? - Civil Eats
What will all the growth in the space mean for the food system at large? It’s a mixed bag.

Organic Food Marketplace Farmstr Closing Doors - Geek Wire
The startup's early momentum and runway was not enough to compete with companies that had secured tens of millions in funding. 

How to Help a Franchisee Bloom? For Edible Arrangements, the Secret's in Software - Fortune
Tech is a strength for the powerful franchise organization. Now it’s selling those systems to others, with a special emphasis on apps.

Same-Day Delivery: Delivering Profits Or Just Parcels? - Forrester
Despite the hype and flashy headlines, the business case for same-day delivery remains largely uncertain. 

On-Demand Dining: New App Launched to Bring Fresh Meals to Your Door - Medium
Bite Kite's in-house chefs create expertly prepared, locally sourced meals, and the startup delivers them to your door.


Hormel Foods Nears Deal for Applegate Farms-Sources - Reuters
The acquisition could be announced as early as next week and value the New Jersey-based company at between $600M and $1B.

Honest Brew Secures £250,000 from Food Industry Angel Investors - Startups UK
The funding comes from More Than Angels and Turning Point and will help the startup accelerate growth. 

Saucey Is Like Uber for Booze - U-T San Diego
The San Diego startup allows you to order and pay for your booze on your phone, and then drivers fetch and deliver it to you. 

Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Apple Pay for Your In-Flight Snacks on JetBlue - The Daily Meal
The airline will debut Apple Pay on select transcontinental flights in mid-February. 

A Harvard Mad Scientist Invented Ice Cream That Has Skin - Bloomberg
In a sleek new restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, David Edwards is trying to change the way we take in nutrition.


Yelp Buys Eat24, an Online Food-Ordering Service, for $134 Million - The New York Times
Yelp has long been the go-to website to find a place to eat dinner. Now, it wants to go a step further and start bringing dinner to you.

Reserve Raises $15M To Help With Your Restaurant Reservations And Payments - TechCrunch
The round was led by Human Ventures Capital and Expa. The startup plan to use the funds to expand beyond fine dining restaurants. 

Zomato Has Finally Figured Out a Way to Make More Money in India - Quartz
Starting next month, it will allow users to place orders through its mobile app. 

Chinese Food Delivery Startup Nabs $500k Angel Investment - TechinAsia
The round was led by Hunan venture capital firm. The startup, whose platform isn't live yet, faces stiff competition in the delivery space. 


13 Fascinating Farming Robots That Will Feed Humans of the Future - Gizmodo
The future of farming is all about robots. From field scouting drones to robotic harvesters, the ag industry is becoming totally dominated by autonomous machines.

3D Printing For Bees Blends Tech And Nature To Create Incredible Hives - Collectively
The honeycomb sculptures Dewar Highlander Honey's bottles blend science with nature in some pretty fascinating ways.

As Rules Get Sorted Out, Drones May Transform Agriculture Industry - NPR
At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as tractors. But there are both the technical and legal challenges ahead.

How Transparency in the Animal Agriculture Industry Can Effect Change for Animals - One Green Planet
Farmer Craig Watts recently made quite the stir by choosing to do what many farmers can’t… he allowed the media into his chicken farm.


Calling On Plants To Fulfill Protein’s Promise - C&EN
As foodmakers add protein to more of the things we eat, could a switch to plant-based proteins help our health and the planet?

Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers - NPR
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United's app encourages diners to consider worker welfare when choosing where to eat. 

Something GUD Brings the Farmers Market to Your Door - Mashable
For health-conscious and eco-friendly consumers, Something GUD is the latest promising grocery trend (in the Greater Boston area). 

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