May 20, 2016

Terramera Closes Financing Led By Seed 2 Growth Ventures

Seed 2 Growth Ventures (S2G), a Chicago-based VC that has quickly become the leader in sustainable food and agriculture investments, has led an investment in Vancouver-based Terramera, Inc. Both companies are aligned in their focus to support sustainable agriculture while increasing farm yields.
May 19, 2016

General Mills Adds Kite Hill to Food Start-Up Investments

General Mills, one of America’s corporate food titans, is quietly establishing itself in venture capital, investing in some of the hottest new food companies.
May 14, 2016

As tastes shift, Big Food devours smaller, health-focused companies to survive

The social media reaction was both swift and expected last year when news broke that Oreo-maker Mondelez International acquired Enjoy Life Foods, the Chicago-based manufacturer of health-conscious foods free of common allergens.
May 10, 2016

Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup

The food industry is going through an interesting shift in the U.S. We’re moving away from an era of processed food and microwave meals, to one […]
April 18, 2016

This Pea-Based Milk Is Healthier Than Almond Milk, And Actually Tastes Almost Like Milk

After building Method, the sustainable soap brand, into a $100 million-plus business, cofounder Adam Lowry probably could have retired. Instead, he tackled a new problem: the […]
March 25, 2016

‘Good Food’ movement grows up, gets paid

Imagine standing on a stage in front of hundreds of strangers. You need their money to help finance your dream business. You have seven minutes to make the pitch. You'd be nervous, right?
March 21, 2016

This trendy salad bar’s design secrets keep customers coming back for more

There is a Sweetgreen — the fast casual salad chain that people stand in lines for like it’s a new iPhone — about 10 blocks north of the Tech Insider […]
March 11, 2016

New report tackles food waste in America

Food waste costs the United States $218 billion a year, according to a report presented at Stanford University. The report, released this week by a coalition […]
February 17, 2016

The startup growing 30 times more produce per acre on New York, Chicago rooftops

Gotham Greens is hard to miss, given that it’s in a large, glowing greenhouse on top of a Whole Foods store in Brooklyn. The agriculture-tech startup produces climate-controlled produce for nearby restaurants and stores in New York and now Chicago.