Startups focus on the microbiome as an organic solution to increase crop yields

One of the multi-billion dollar problems facing the world these days is how to grow more food. As the planet approaches adding another billion or more...

GrubHub is not a food delivery company, says COO

GrubHub COO Stan Chia took the stand today in the company’s trial surrounding its practices of employing 1099 independent contractors to make deliveries. In Chia’s testimony,...

GrubHub trial could have major implications for the gig economy

Next week, GrubHub will face two of its former drivers in court, which could set a precedent for future cases around the 1099, gig economy....

Walmart vs Whole Foods: Who’s cheaper now?

 Amazon now owns Whole Foods, but what does that mean for grocery prices at Whole Foods? Let’s take a look at some key grocery items and how the new Whole...

Billionaires and big ag are joining venture investors to fund lab-grown meat

Eighty-five years ago, Winston Churchill wrote an article for Popular Mechanics that predicted humans would soon be growing their meat rather than cultivating animals for it. Now,...

Blue Apron hit with class action lawsuit from shareholders

Blue Apron just can’t catch a break. The cooking kit company has seen its share price nearly cut in half since its late June IPO...

Target won’t be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelves

Despite clearance from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, Target has decided to terminate its relationship with beleaguered food startup Hampton Creek. Target pulled...

Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage...

Impossible Foods just raised $75 million for its plant-based burgers

Impossible Foods, the six-year-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based company known for its “juicy” meatless burgers, quietly announced $75 million in funding late last week, led by...

BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top

Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order. It sounds a little...