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    sweetgreen to Acquire Boston-based Spyce to Scale the Future of Healthy Fast Food | Business

    LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 24, 2021– sweetgreen, the mission-driven brand serving healthy food at scale, announces today its plans to acquire Spyce, the Boston-based restaurant company powered by automation. The acquisition will allow sweetgreen to reimagine healthy fast food with even better quality, consistency, and efficiency. “Spyce and sweetgreen have a shared purpose,” said Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of sweetgreen. “We built sweetgreen to connect more people to real food and create healthy fast food at scale for the next generation, and Spyce has built state-of-the-art technology that perfectly aligns with that vision. By joining forces with their  

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    Trending: Could Food Waste Be the Future of Fashion?

    A recent study analyzes agricultural waste streams in Asia and charts a roadmap for establishing alternative textile value streams at scale; while Lenzing puts this into practice with a lyocell fiber made from orange pulp and wood fibers. Ag waste-based textiles a sustainable fashion solution poised for growth A farmer gathers rice straw | Image credit: DoDo Phanthamaly/Pexels As the circular apparel market is projected to reach $77 billion in the next five years and new circular textile innovations seem to pop up weekly, a recent study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from South and Southeast  

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    Future of sustainable food production in urban microfarms?

    LOS ANGELES — Jamiah Hargins harvests tomatoes and gets really excited about plants when he starts talking about them. In fact, Hargins has a wonder and reverence for the way plants thrive, communicate and just exist. What You Need To Know A food desert is an area with a 20% or higher poverty rate and in which one-third of the population lives more than one mile away from a supermarket Urban gardener Jamiah Hargins in April launched Asante Microfarm, a small organic garden on the front lawn of a residential home in View Park The microfarm recycles and reuses 92%  

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    Trending Today Features the Business and Future of Food on Fox Business

    “Trending Today tracks fun and fascinating facts about food in this episode.” Tweet this Meet the “Avocado Queen,” Natalia Merienne, a female trailblazer in the produce industry. Natalia sources avocados directly from growers in Michoacán, Mexico, a region rich in volcanic soil that yields avocados packed with nutrients and known for their unrivaled taste and texture. Natalia’s avocados are in demand at grocery stores and appear on a major restaurant chain menu. “I travel to Mexico every month to check on my growers and handpick the quality avocados I need for my customers. I believe I have a  

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    Lab-grown ‘meat’: Israelis enjoy the future with ‘food revolution’, Trending News

    Diners in Israel’s central town of Ness Ziona are eating lab-grown “meat” that scientists claim is an environmentally friendly solution to feed the world’s rising population. A restaurant in Tel Aviv sells chicken grown in a lab. This restaurant is a type of SuperMeat testing ground that hosts regular test meals and generates customer feedback while awaiting regulatory approval. The aptly titled “The Chicken” serves burgers in an unusual setting: across the fine dining room, on the ground floor of a modest building in Ness Ziona, central Israel. The laboratory, where experts are busy behind big stainless steel vats, can  

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    Brave New Food challenges disruptive start-ups in quest for healthy future food

    24 Jun 2021 — Brave New Food has launched the search for “healthy food solutions,” for its innovation acceleration platform which includes several F&B key players like FrieslandCampina, Bonduelle and the Kraft Heinz Company.  Brave New Food says it’s now “even more interesting” for start-ups and scale-ups to pitch in the quest for healthy food of the future.  More than 200 start-ups and scale-ups from primarily European countries participated in the first open call, which was all about sustainability. Eighty-seven of these were invited, and after 130 one-on-one interviews, more than 70 follow-ups took place.  And now,  

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