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Food and Technology

June 3, 2016

The most fascinating news in the food world – to me anyway – is what’s taking place in the tech space.  I read about it every chance I get, which is why I subscribe to food tech connect, which follows the field.

Today’s newsletter is about the startups pitching at FoodBytes! San Francisco by Rabobank, a networking event that brings food startups together with investors.

Pitchers run the gamut, from a group working with farmers to sell imperfect produce (1 in 5 fruits and vegetables in the U.S. go to waste because they aren’t sufficiently pretty), to a company making pasta out of seaweed, to a company aiming to sell fresh fruit and vegetables out of vending machines in food deserts. Another is trying to create a shared economy marketplace for agricultural equipment.

You can read all about it here.

That’s on the West Coast.  For East Coasters with an interest in this field, Food Loves Tech takes place in New York in a couple of weeks, June 1oth through 12th.  If I were going to be in New York I wouldn’t miss it, but I’ll be off speaking in Dallas, Bentonville and Chicago.

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