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The D.I.T. (Do It Together) Approach to Food Startup Branding
Launching a food startup is tough stuff. Julia Wu's advice? Get by with a little help from your friends. Having a collaborative discussion about your brand can help you challenge assumptions, reconsider your positioning basics and guide new areas of opportunity.

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Weekly Top Food Tech News & Innovation Stories
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Startup Resources

5 Key Insights for Launching a NYC Food Startup From 5 Founders - Local Food Lab
Our own Danielle Gould, Gabi Lewis of Exo, Sean Dixon of Village Fishmonger, Brian Ballan of A&B Condiments and Josh Cook of Nextdoororganics share words of wisdom for burgeoning startups. 

Are You A Food Innovator? Skip Wharton; Try This New B-School - Forbes
The Food Business School (FBS), a Culinary Institute creation, is aimed at emerging entrepreneurs and established managers.

Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing - TechCrunch
It isn't for investment purposes, but because they believe lean startups can give them the creativity and speed to market they lack. 

New ‘Food Start-up School’ Announced - Startups UK
Monkfeet and EventSauce announce an evening-long program of events designed to help attendees launch their own food business.

Chobani Launches Food Incubator to Disrupt Industry - Huffington Post
The company will accept business plans and proposals and pick up to ten companies in the program.


New App Shows Health Inspection Records for Nearby Restaurants - Food Safety News
The HDScores app's algorithm places an emphasis on cleanliness and factors related to foodborne illness.

DineIn.co.uk Acquires Rival Competitor MyDeliveryCab in Undisclosed Deal - Startups UK
London gourmet food delivery service set for national expansion following take-over. 


Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?- NPR
Unilever is suing Hampton Creek for branding its egg-free Just Mayo as mayonnaise. But the strategy may have backfired. Consumer sentiment seems squarely behind Hampton Creek.

Mighty Wild Aims to Bring Acorn Edibles to the Masses - AgFunder
The startup makes artisan products from acorn flour. Retail distribution of their first product line is planned for mid-2015.


Not Having Enough Data Is Why You're Fat - FastCo.Exist
This food tracker gobbles up all the data so you can make smarter eating choices. 

Samsung Reveals 24 Digital Health Partners Including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, WellDoc - Mobihealthnews
While the details of the partnerships are still relatively scant, Samsung and WellDoc sent out a joint statement today that shed more light.


Of Course You Want Vegetables From Overstock.com - Modern Farmer
The online retailer has just launched its own Farmers Market, a large-scale effort to bring the CSA model to the discount-armchair masses.

Door to Door Organics raises $25.5 million - Denver Business Journal
Arlon Group led the Series B with participation from Greenmont Capital Partners. It will enable the startup to expand its delivery service beyond the 30 cities where it currently operates.

Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business - TechCrunch
It thinks that focusing on businesses only, not consumers, and specializing in industries outside of grocery delivery, will pay off.


Silicon Valley Can’t Get Enough of AgTech as Kleiner Perkins Leads Investment in Farmers Edge - AgFunder
The amount was not disclosed. The startup's precision ag technology helps farmers optimize crop inputs and maximize yield. 

Farmers Could Solve Many of Their Productivity Problems if They Just Shared Information Globally - Radio National
Last week, at the F20 conference on food security in Sydney farmers learned why it's in their interest to understand big data. 

Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information - NPR
Companies like Monsanto, DuPont, John Deere and Dow, have moved into the information business, offering to help farmers collect that data and analyze it — for a price.

What You Should Know About Boston Urban Farming in One Engaging Aggie App - Bostino
It's aptly called Urb.ag and provides a wealth of information on agriculture in the city.

Senators to FDA: Get Data on Antibiotics in Food-Producing Livestock - Wall Street Journal
They say thet want FDA officials to collect data on the extent to which antibiotics are used by food producers. Will the FDA take their advice?


Humans' Amazing Evolution From Hunter-Gatherer to Safeway Shopper - National Geographic
Through genetics, nutrients, irrigation, and pesticides, we figured out how to lift the constraints that nature placed upon us, author says.

SideChef Takes Its Kickstarter-funded Cooking App to Android - The Next Web
The app serves up step-by-step cooking instructions from chefs, bloggers and more.

The Dark Side of 'Healthy Eating' - Wall Street Journal
Orthorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that involves obsessive healthy eating to the point of malnutrition.


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