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From$2B invested in food tech in March, to an inside look at why food startups should care about the Sysco-US Foods Merger, these are last week’s top food tech news and innovation 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.
March activity in the food tech sector rounded out to almost $2 billion in investments through fundraising and acquisitions.
This week the FTC will try to block the merger of Sysco and US Foods. Here’s why the government is concerned and you should be, too.
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The yet-to-be-named stores will feature modern design, innovative technology and a curated selection of food and will open next year.
Global Founders Capital led the round and the startup will use the funds to expand, develop new products, raise brand awareness, and strike new partnerships.
With a new chain called Loco’l, the chef Roy Choi is hoping to create competitively priced, sustainable fast food, primarily by minimizing waste.
The FDA and the UN report that 800 million people worldwide grow vegetables or fruits or raise animals in cities.
‘Locavores’ and other sustainability advocates oppose the innovations that extend and improve life.