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From the release of a new UN report that says small-scale organic farming is the only way to feed the world, to Barnraiser and The Food Lab partnering to help food startups build community and get funded, here are last week’s top food tech stories. Like what you read? Feast your eyes on the full roundup here. Or better yet, sign up for Food+Tech Bytes and get the latest and greatest in food tech delivered to your inbox every week.
February was an exceptionally lucrative month with a reported $1.8B invested into the food tech sector through 19 acquisitions and 13 fundraises.
Participants in The Food Lab’s Challenge Prize can now launch Barnraiser campaigns to raise awareness, build customers and raise funds to grow their businesses.
Feastly founder Noah Karesh is bringing the sharing economy to food and empowering chefs and eaters to celebrate real, authentic food experiences.
Ryan Albritton believes enabling gardeners and urban farmers to be co-cultivators of the same farm is key to ramping up fresh food production.
Membership grocery services help secure consumers as repeat customers and allow companies to lower individual shipping fees on every order.
Its the first service already integrated with independent restaurants to bring both Google Wallet and Apple Pay to users across the US.
A recap of SXSW’s “Food and Experiential Dining” track including commentary from chefs like David Chang and Aaron Franklin.
Major changes are needed in our food, ag and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.
It will support the expansion of the organization’s national network of nutrition incentive programs, increase affordable access of fruits and vegetables for more than 110,000 SNAP consumers and more.