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Added 1 April, 2020

McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — where a team of engineers and data scientists is working on voice-recognition...

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Added 21 January, 2020

Low-quality or even fake olive oil has been a problem for quite a while—going back at least to the Romans. In extreme cases, the “olive oil” you’re buying isn’t even made from olives, but from nuts, seeds, or soybeans. And now, there’s a way to prove whether olive oil is real and high-enough quality for the “extra virgin” designation. To show...

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Added 3 January, 2020

Earlier this year, Domino's Pizza said it would let you track your pizza deliveries using GPS. And, well, the company is now delivering on that promise. Domino's announced today that approximately a quarter of its locations across the US will have the technology in place by the end of this year. In 2020, a "significant portion" of Domino's...

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Added 31 December, 2019

In an effort to further reduce the environmental impacts of its packaging and inspire consumers to adopt new behaviors to lessen their carbon footprint, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, a leading organic egg brand in the US is putting reusable egg cartons in supermarkets. The reusable cartons are currently sold at a retail price of $2.99. Once...

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Added 26 December, 2019

Automated coffee bar manufacturer Cafe X has launched a new version of its Robotic Coffee Bar at San Jose International Airport (SJC). Located in Terminal B, the new automated barista can allegedly handle ten orders simultaneously without mistakes, and the machine can serve a range of drinks including cappuccinos, lattes and iced matcha lattes...

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Added 25 December, 2019

Consumers looking for healthier and more humane dairy alternatives are turning to companies like Hart Dairy, an ethically-driven, single-source producer of 100% free-range, grass-fed milk. While other milk producers are suffering, Hart announced they successfully closed a $10 million seed round of funding to catalyze the long-term growth of the...

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Added 22 December, 2019

Canadian vegan fast-food chain Globally Local will open a fourth location in Windsor, Ontario next spring. Construction has already begun on the new, 1,200-square-foot restaurant, which will be modeled after its Toronto location. The 28-seat restaurant will offer a fully vegan menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as sausage-and-...

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Added 22 December, 2019

San Diego-based startup BlueNalu has cooked up the world’s first yellowtail amberjack without killing a fish, which it made through cellular aquaculture using a few fish cells and growing them into slaughter-free meat. “With our recent product demonstration, BlueNalu has accomplished a major milestone,” BlueNalu President and CEO Lou...

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Added 15 December, 2019

Off the coast of Rotterdam, Netherlands, a bizarre floating farm is providing locals with a fresh supply of milk.
The farm-boat-combo, created by an aptly-named company called Floating Farm, is an undeniably weird bid to help make cities more self-sustaining — especially in the face of worsening climate change that threatens the area’s...

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Added 7 October, 2019

The move away from meat is attracting more and more big names, and now the Colonel himself is getting onboard. KFC has announced its plans to trial a plant-based chicken substitute from Beyond Meat. Beyond Fried Chicken, as its known will be available in select restaurants the form of nuggets and boneless wings, which can be bought on their own...