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Future trends in food technology

Future trends in food technology

The R&D branch of media agency Maxus predicts five technology-driven trends that will impact the future of food, according to a story on Popsop. Lab-grown foods will continue to develop, and 3-D printers and nanopackaging will change how food is created and stored. In the world of apps, those designed to educate consumers on topics

In the Kitchen with Chef Watson

Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson, a new cookbook by IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education, presents more than 65 recipes partially created by a cognitive computer named Watson, according to a story on Yahoo! Food. Once loaded with thousands of recipes and a database of food chemical compositions and common flavor pairings, Watson created

Smart Restaurants Serve Diners in New Ways

A series of technological innovations is changing how diners interact with restaurants, according to a story on BBC News. From interactive tables that let diners pay their checks immediately, control ambient lighting, and play games to touchscreen tablets that allow eaters to browse menus and input their orders, technology is helping make the dining experience

Israeli Startups Innovating with Food

Israel is home to a growing number of food startups that use technology in creative ways, according to a story on Green Prophet. These include Valiber, which developed a sensor that can detect sweetness levels in liquids and devised a new scale to measure sweetness; Woosh, which is creating filtered and chilled water stations in

Ag Drones Move Forward but Concerns Remain

Ag Drones Move Forward but Concerns Remain

In a landmark decision from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Empire Unmanned, an agriculture drone manufacturer, was the first agriculture company to receive approval to fly commercial UAV missions over farmers’ fields. According to a Food Dive article, Empire hopes to begin making first commercial flights as early as March or April. However, issues of

Will Virtual Reality Change How We Eat?

Will Virtual Reality Change How We Eat?

Ever wanted to eat whatever you want without worrying about calories? Project Nourished is a gastronomic virtual reality experiment using virtual reality headsets, cutlery with sensors, low-calorie foods and aromatic diffusers to mimic the taste of the real thing. The brainchild of Kokiri Lab, the experiment is currently focused on making low-calorie gum Arabic, konjac

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