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Added 27 March, 2022

Regular readers of Wikitrends have see robot chefs popping up in restaurants around the world. Now take that concept, miniaturize it, and integrate it into a vending machine. RoboBurger is basically a burger chef in a vending machine that freshly cooks grilled burgers from scratch, made for airports, colleges, offices, factories, and military...

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Added 21 February, 2022

Kegged wine is a movement that is still finding its footing in the restaurant world but one which has piqued the curiosities of guests and industry insiders. Along with bottle lists, more restaurants are offering wines on tap, fed by 5.2-gallon kegs. While kegged wine might be a tough sell to traditionalists, they are trending for good reason:...

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Added 7 February, 2022

Roughly 90-percent of American strawberries are grown in California, and almost all of them are grown outdoors in soil. But times are a-changin' as they say as farmers and food marketers see benefits of tabletop hydroponics. One company, Red Dog Management, has teamed up with Canadian produce distributor Oppy and agricultural investment firm...

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Added 6 February, 2022

We have seen some attempts at cocktail robots before, but none that look as good as this one. And this is the first one to operate on a large scale in such a public space. Installed in Singapore's Changi airport by a company called Makr Shakr, this mix bot is currently serving free drinks in the duty free areas of terminals 2 and 3. Drinkers...

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Added 18 December, 2021

Israeli lab-grown meat company MeaTech 3D says it has successfully bioprinted a 3.67 ounce steak that’s composed out of layers of lab-grown fat and muscle cells, making it the world’s largest lab-grown steak. The company claims it’s the “largest cultured steak produced to date,” meaning it would serve as an “important milestone toward the goal...

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Added 30 August, 2021

Aiming to halt harm to livestock animals and to the planet, pet food brand Because Animals will soon be launching a lab-grown alternative: Harmless Hunt Mouse Cookies for Cats. The snacks are made with meat grown from mouse cells, which are collected from mice in a procedure that Because Animals compares to an ear piercing. Those mice then '...

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Added 29 August, 2021

Diners in Singapore restaurant Kebaya got a first glimpse—and taste—of the world’s first cell-cultured crab meat created by Chef José Luis Del Amo of TheTasteLab. Two crab dishes, Crab Cakes and Chilli Crab, were cultured from lab-grown cells. While beef and lamb are the most carbon-intensive meats, crustaceans like crab, lobster and shrimp...

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Added 5 July, 2021

San Francisco-based aquaculture startup Wildtype plans to serve slaughter-free, sushi-grade salmon at the world's first lab-grown sushi bar. The start-up company will use a small number of fish cells to develop nearly 200,000 pounds of lab-grown fish per year. By duplicating the fish cells, researchers at Wildtype discovered a way to produce...

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Added 3 July, 2021

The pandemic created pent-up demand for live, in-person meetings. One of the largest online dating apps thinks so too. According to a statement by Bumble, the New York cafe and wine bar is a space for “the community to gather, for genuine connections to be built, and for guests to interact.” “At Bumble, we’re fueled by bringing people together...

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Added 2 July, 2021

At the height of the pandemic, many experts predicted that Covid signaled the death of self-serve food buffets. Not so fast. Turns out that buffets aren’t disappearing completely from the cruise world. A top spokesperson for cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line said passengers on its initial comeback sailings out of U.S. ports over the next two...