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People have foraged wild seaweed off the Eastern Seaboard for centuries. But now a much more active effort to grow seaweed in the U.S. is afoot.
Faced with a chef shortage, Dig Inn is rethinking the traditional restaurant labor model and training new cooks while providing a clear path for moving up the ladder.
The new funding came from Acre Venture Partners, S2G Ventures and Red Sea Ventures. The startup will use the funds to accelerate product development, scale distribution and continue growing its team.
Big food companies are making investments in R&D and products that meet medical and nutritional needs for people with certain diseases and conditions, a market that is worth an estimated $15B.
In three days, the app was downloaded over one million times. The chain promised a free chicken sandwich to people who downloaded the app and it saw huge success by targeting families.
CB Insights charts the 100+ active food tech startups that have raised capital since January 2013.
The personal grocery shopper and delivery service will integrate with the Food Network’s digital tools Recipe Box, which lets users plan meals, and Grocery List, which enables users to save shopping lists.
How Project Florence, a sensor-loaded plant capsule that’s connected to a computer, could have incredible implications for the future of farming.