Food & Drink

Participants gathered at Parc des Expositions in Montpellier for Millésime Bio 2019.Gilles Lefrancq Millésime Bio is the world’s leading professional-only organic wine fair—and it’s growing—with a 10% increase in attendance over 2018. Winemakers and members of the wine trade gathered together last month in Montpellier, France to experience the products of over 1,200 exhibitors from
0 Comments
Vegetarian burger made of beetrootGetty One of the ag tech world’s few unicorns is spinning off a new food ingredients company, called Motif Ingredients, with a $90 million series A. Motif will leverage intellectual property and facilities from its parent company Ginkgo Bioworks, which was last valued in 2017 at $1.38 billion, when it raised
0 Comments
CommonSense RoboticsCommonSense Robotics As companies compete to offer online groceries, and consumers demand faster deliveries, robots are becoming the solution. CommonSense Robotics, an Israeli startup, uses artificial intelligence (AI) and robots in its micro-fulfillment centers, so retailers can provide one-hour online grocery deliveries. In a recent interview, Ran Peled, VP of marketing at CommonSense Robotics,
0 Comments
The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) and the German Wine Institute (DWI) recently announced  “Clink Different,” a launch of the first ever joint promotion of their wines in the United States (U.S.). The promotion project is part of “Enjoy, It’s From Europe,” an overall promotion policy adopted in 2016 by the European Commission, in part to
0 Comments
This week, Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Republican legislators Brian Hill and Stephen A. Huffman, was introduced in the Ohio Senate. The bill aims to legalize hemp cultivation and processing in Ohio as well as legalize the sale of hemp-derived products like CBD oil. The state-level legislation follows on the heels of December’s signing of the 2018
0 Comments
(This post was originally published on Jan 30, 2018 and updated on February 22, 2019) Fried foods can be pretty darn delicious. But they’re often dripping with fatty grease, which is both a little gross and a potential health hazard, if consumed in excess. That’s where air fryers come in, as a way to “fry” food without
0 Comments
Kinder World Last Monday, London-based think-tank Chatham House published a report containing a series of considerations on the future of plant-based and lab-grown meat in the European Union. In a nutshell, the report urges EU policymakers to sustain European meat alternatives initiatives with public investments and a clear, proactive regulatory framework. Chatham House’s researchers point
0 Comments
Some brands are reportedly using emojis to speak to Gen Z consumers. (Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)Getty Move over, millennials—Gen Z may soon replace you as the new demographic buzzword. In the latest example of this group’s increased importance to marketers, 2018 U.S. foodservice delivery orders by Gen Z totaled 552 million, just a million shy of
0 Comments
According to the FAO, between 2005 and 2017, the proportion of undernourished persons in the Caribbean region declined from 23.3% to 16.5%. Given this success in meeting global hunger targets and based on projections for lower food prices and rising incomes, the United States Department of Agriculture has predicted that food security in the Caribbean
0 Comments
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Standing-only fast-casual dining at Ikinari SteakKuni’s Corporation The Japan-based steak restaurant chain Ikinari Steak has closed its seven of the 11 restaurants in New York. The closure followed its quick expansion since its arrival in New York in February 2017. Pepper Food Service, the operator of Ikinari
0 Comments
Have a craving for coffee? You’re not the only one. Nestlé wants us to know it’s a lot more than chocolate. In addition to Nespresso and Nescafe, the company this month announced it’s rolling out 24 Starbucks products. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider talked about the company’s “unique nutrition, health and wellness strategy” and announced “strategic
0 Comments
People tasting white wine during a masterclass.Getty The British trade in German, Portuguese and French wines spans almost three-quarters of a millennium and has been either the source of or the beneficiary of such important things like viticultural demarcation rules, allowed grape varieties, and so on. The rules have gone a long way toward establishing what to expect from
0 Comments