August 2019 Archive

August 12, 2019
The Impossible Burger Hasn’t Been Easy to Find

 Meatless patties made from plants and designed to “bleed,” in a faithful imitation of real red meat, exploded onto restaurant menus across the nation. Impossible Foods Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, appears to have hooked a burger-loving population on vegan food. By the end of July, Impossible said that about 10,000 restaurants—including White Castle, Red Robin and […]

August 9, 2019
IBM, Chainyard unveil blockchain-based ‘Trust Your Supplier’ network

IBM has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to launch the network, which is aimed at automating the validation and onboarding of buyers and suppliers.

August 8, 2019
Byte’s Smart Fridge Is Upstaging the Vending Machine

Byte Foods, founded in 2015 by husband-wife team Lee and Megan Mokri, is trying to introduce a new option to the office food mix. Their company supplies offices with smart fridges full of fresh, healthy food options from local producers, like coffee from Blue Bottle and falafel snack packs from Sinbad Specialty Foods. To use […]

August 8, 2019
The Science of Microbiome Analytics: DNA Detectives Tackle the Supply Chain

Phylagen is a San Francisco-based data analytics company that has developed a platform for tracing goods and materials back to the farm, warehouse or factory. The tool draws on microbiomes, unique types of naturally occurring microbes found all over the world. The genetic information encoded in those microbes create the equivalent of a biological fingerprint. […]