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Added 16 August, 2019

Rusagro has contracted Cognitive Technologies – the same company that’s testing an autonomous tram in Moscow – to install the Cognitive Agro Pilot self-driving systems into combine harvesters to help manage the holding company’s land reserves in the Belgorod region of Russia’s Central Federal District. The agreement calls for the system to be...

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Added 16 August, 2019

Dunkin’ is introducing a new Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich. The chain restaurant rolled out the new menu item at 163 Manhattan locations, with plans for national availability in the future. Beyond Meat is producing the sausage exclusively for Dunkin’. While the sausage itself is vegan, the sandwich is not. The patty is topped with American...

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Added 12 August, 2019

George Peppou and Tim Noakesmith from VOW, a food company backed by science, have developed the world's first Kangaroo meat, cultivated not on a farm or in the wild, but in a laboratory in Western Sydney. VOW takes neutral stem cells, harvested from biopsy samples from a live animal about the size of an almond. The stem cells are immature and...

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Added 5 August, 2019

The war on single-use-plastics is heating up as San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided to ban them. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don’t bring their own. As a department of San Francisco’s...

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Added 27 July, 2019

Meatless meat is having its moment and now, The Old Spaghetti Factory, a large North American restaurant chain, has launched a vegan Beyond Meat Spaghetti and Meatballs menu item at 14 locations across Canada. To make the dish, Beyond Meat is hand-rolled daily with the restaurant’s own blend of signature spices into vegan meatballs and served...

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Added 22 July, 2019

Fast food doesn't seem all that speedy when you're sat in your car, queued nine vehicles deep and trying to get through a drive-through that's at a standstill. For folks who want their finger lickin' good fried chicken as soon as possible, with minimal waiting and hassle, KFC is set to trial a new solution — its first drive-through-only store....

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Added 20 July, 2019

With manufactured burgers and chicken already produced across the world, Aleph Farms is seeking to tap into consumers' increasing awareness of health, environmental and ethical concerns related to eating meat. The steak was developed from a small number of cells extracted from a cow. The company has said that they do not slaughter the animal to...

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Added 17 July, 2019

Toronto's Le Dolci bake shop, which is known for a variety of its sweet treats, is now offering a wedding cake rental service that has the potential to help couples save money on their big day. As weddings can be immensely costly, this new option gives couples the chance to order a pre-made "dummy" cake, complete with a top tier that can be...

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Added 16 July, 2019

It's surely every cheese lover's dream — a conveyor belt of... well, cheese. That's exactly what's coming to London later this year, when Pick & Cheese arrives at the yet-to-open Seven Dials Market. A 40-metre long conveyer belt forms the centrepiece of the bar, which can accommodate up to 38 avid cheese-munchers in one sitting. Just like...

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Added 8 July, 2019

There was once a time when going to a restaurant meant breaking bread with a leisurely meal. But that was before our over-busy lifestyles got in the way. Now Uber Eats is inviting diners in some cities to order food ahead of time, go to the restaurant, then sit down inside to eat, thereby saving precious minutes of waiting time. Is this...