Over the past ten weeks, we asked leading food tech innovators “How might we use technology, new business models and design to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone?” in our Internet of Food Series with Seeds&Chips.
We published 22 thought-provoking responses on everything from normalizing insect consumption to Uber-ifying food distribution. Dig Inn founder Adam Eskin discusses democratizing the farm-to-table movement, Food Tank president Danielle Nierenberg explores how technology helps small-scale farmers prosper and cultivates educated eaters, Yummly COO Brian Witlin looks at how we can leverage data to incentivize healthy eating and much more.
Check out the wide array of insightful submissions in our roundup below, and make sure to share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jennifer Goggin of FarmersWeb makes a case for applying Uber’s on-demand model to local food distribution, in order to catalyze a healthier future.
We chat with founder Adam Eskin about Dig Inn’s innovative supply strategy, the role tech plays in operations and his plans to cultivate a veggie revolution.
Alex Yancher of Pantry believes companies like Munchery and Sprig are pioneering a new fast food model, one he hopes will bring healthy, affordable food to the masses.
Exo co-founder Greg Sewitz believes bugs are integral to a sustainable future. He’s helping eaters get over the psychological hurdle via cricket protein bars.
6SensorLabs co-founder Shireen Yates explores how startups are helping people eat healthier through personalized food identities, especially people with food allergies.
Grove Labs co-founder Gabe Blanchet explores how home growing can make food production more efficient while bolstering the local food movement.
Lawrence Williams of USHFC discusses how REAL Certified empowers consumers and the foodservice industry to support real food, helping catalyze a better future.
Freight Farms co-founders Brad McNamara and Jon Friedman weigh in on why enabling fresh food production in any environment is crucial to ensuring safe, healthy food for a growing population.
In order to feed a growing population, Scott Shibata of Diagenetix proposes we start recruiting from the trillions of microorganisms that are already in the field.
Cover co-founder Mark Egerman explores how to use tech to create lasting food chain infrastructure change in order to enable a better future for production, distribution and consumption.
FreshRealm founder Michael Lippold claims we don’t need to rebuild food distribution infrastructure. We need to foster an evolution by connecting its players more efficiently.
Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg and Sarah Small explore how innovative technologies and initiatives are cultivating a brighter future for farmers and eaters.
KickDish founder Alex Greve explores how grocery tech services like Instacart, AmazonFresh and Google Express can help eaters make healthier, more economical food choices.
Brian Witlin, COO of Yummly, discusses why harnessing data and creating financial incentives for healthy eating, will help us reimagine food production, regulation and consumption.
Feastly founder Noah Karesh is bringing the sharing economy to food and empowering chefs and eaters to celebrate real, authentic food experiences.
Ryan Albritton of Sprouthood believes connecting gardeners and urban farmers and enabling them to be co-cultivators of the same farm is key to ramping up fresh food production.
Rebecca Chesney of the Institute for the Future imagines a networked food future, in which natural and artificial objects can communicate and work together.
WISErg CEO Larry LeSueur believes that tackling food waste is fundamental to doubling production by 2050 while also cultivating a sustainable, profitable supply chain.
Baldor CEO TJ Murphy explores how to leverage operational expertise and industry-tested best practices to bring new levels of efficiency to the sustainable food movement.
Peretz Partensky of Sourcery discusses how new tech and decentralized business models are tackling the least transparent part of our food system: the supply chain.
Expo Milano’s Feeding the Accelerator Curator Johan Jorgensen explains how moving from silos to ecosystems, closed labs to open innovation is critical for a better future.
We chat with Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick about re-engineering the food system, the wild success of Mayo Gate and why an IPO may be in the startup’s future.