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Future of Food #30

  • Testing food supply chains
  • Food recycling at home?
  • Farmers vs. fake meat
  • Food startups in Belgium
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University of California

Researchers Examine Food Supply Chain Resiliency in Pacific During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic exposes weaknesses in the supply chain when countries go into lockdown. Some are small, such as the toilet paper shortages early on that, while annoying, were eventually resolved.

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Minnesota Public Radio

During COVID-19, a growing interest in composting at home

To the untrained eye, the windrows that stretch across acres of prairie at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility look like piles of dirt.

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Stuff NZ

Farmers can’t avoid a fake meat future

OPINION: There is massive upheaval coming to the world of food production and how we treat animals.

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Bangkok Post

Putting meatless on the front burner

Pad kaprao made from plant-based ingredients instead of pork is offered at all Khiang street food restaurants nationwide.

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New York Times

Composting Has Been Scrapped. These New Yorkers Picked Up the Slack.

People like Vivian Lin, who quit her job at an architecture firm to start a composting business, have helped fill the void after the city suspended curbside organic waste collection.

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The Brussels Times

How Belgium became the (food) start-up nation

There were over 100,000 companies created in Belgium in 2018, and as more and more young people go down the entrepreneurial road, start-ups within the food sector have been particularly popular.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Walmart adding to meat-like selections

The battle of the plant-based burgers is heating up, and Walmart Inc. is ground zero. Impossible Foods’ patties have found their way into nearly half of Walmart’s U.S. stores, just as rival Beyond Meat’s pea-based product moved beyond Walmart into its wholesale club division.

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North Korea’s Kim inspects flood relief; worry grows about crops

SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered officials to provide food and shelter for hundreds of families who lost their homes in floods, the KCNA state news agency reported on Friday.

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The Times of India

No sale of junk food within 50 metres of school campus: FSSAI

NEW DELHI: With the aim to ensure safe and wholesome food for schoolchildren, Arun Singhal, CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country’s top food regulator, has restricted the sale of junk and unhealthy food in canteens of schools and other educational institutions.

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Block Club Chicago

The ‘Love Fridge’ Is Bringing Free Food To Neighbors In Need In Little Village, Bridgeport: ‘People Want To Help’

LITTLE VILLAGE – Near 21st Street and California Avenue, a fully stocked refrigerator faces the sidewalk, surrounded by shelving in Little Village. Miles away in a Bridgeport alley, a multi-colored refrigerator with the words “free food,” “comida gratis” and “the Love Fridge” sits outside Mars Brewery.

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