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.
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?
January 11, 2016

Organic, local, sustainable. But can startups make sure food is safe?

Americans want to know more about what they're eating: Where does this food come from? Was it grown in an organic, sustainable way that I can feel good about? And was it handled safely before it reached my plate.
November 4, 2015

The big money of changing food and agriculture tech

Venture capitalists put more money into the food and agriculture industries year after year, hoping to get in early with the companies that could transform the way the world eats.