food

A Recipe for Less Waste in the Food Service Industry

Think twice before you throw out those leftovers—or maybe even take a picture. Globally, one-third of all food is wasted—1.3 billion tons of food in total. The U.S. alone trashes 40 percent of what it...

The Farmer, the Food Truck, and the Foodie

A few Digital Alley workers are already craning to see which food trucks will serve their lunch at San Francisco’s SOMA StrEAT Food Park when the French bistro truck, France Delices, pulls into the gravel...

London Diners Taste the Future: Drone-Delivered Dishes

In a marketing ploy to demonstrate how “light, exciting, and fun” its new rice burgers are, Yo! Sushi in London yesterday made a splash with the first use of a drone in food service. Pedestrians...

Splitting the Tab with Your Smartphone

Everyone’s dishes arrive at the table, and friends settle into an excited chatter as they catch up on life, eat, and share their food. What started out as smiles and laughter end up turning into...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Techonomic People

With the holidays drawing near, we thought it was the perfect time to look at the top items on any Techonomic wishlist—gifts that make the most of advances in science and technology to help build...

Seeing the Business Opportunity in Malnutrition

Leave it to a technology innovators’ conference to frame the relief of global malnutrition as a business opportunity. Other sessions at this week’s Techonomy meeting in Tucson described how technology is transforming developing communities and...

Whiskey, Beer, and Wine Producers Clean up Their Act

Could tech make having a stiff drink good for the environment? As reported by David Worthington at Smartplanet, Tulibardine distillery in Scotland has partnered with energy startup Celtic Renewables to turn whiskey byproducts into butanol...

Could Genomics Inform Your Diet?

Dean Ornish's column, Eating for Health, Not Weight, in yesterday's New York Times explained the scientific arguments for how a plant-based diet is better than a low carb Atkins-type diet for improving health and reducing...

Fred Krupp on Using Data and Tech to Prevent Overfishing

In this 10-minute talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, discusses how new techonoloy is helping to monitor and protect fisheries from over fishing. Data collection using...

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