Innovation and Technology

Automated Harvester May Be a Peek into the Future

advanced.farm recently developed an automated harvester that can identify and harvest strawberries using a system of lasers, computers, and robotics.  “We are trying to bring agriculture into the 21st century,” Kyle Cobb, CEO of advanced.farm, tells Food Tank.  Cobb’s company…

How Sun & Swell Ditched Plastic for Compostable Packaging

Sun & Swell is distributing their organic food products in 100 percent compostable packaging and reusable jars, one of the first companies to do this on a large scale.

Transparency, Technology, and the Sea: The Story of Envisible

Seafood supply chains are notoriously opaque, but technology company Envisible aims to make the industry more transparent.

GrownBy Connects Farmers and Eaters with Local Farms and Food

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of online purchasing, as well as the stabilizing role of farms in local food systems.

Online SNAP Could Broaden Access, but More Work Needed First

Living outside delivery ranges and limited broadband make it harder for rural SNAP participants to use online purchasing options.

Agrivoltaics May Offer Fresh Way to Produce Food and Energy

Placing solar panels on America’s farms could generate more than 100,000 rural jobs and eliminate as much carbon from the atmosphere as taking 71,000 cars off the road each year.

Apeel Acquires ImpactVision, Furthering Goal of Reducing Global Food Waste

Apeel’s new imaging technology will help food producers, distributors and consumers have a better picture of when produce is ripe, and how long it will stay fresh.

Chefs Discuss Lasting Changes to Restaurants Thanks to COVID-19

Restaurant owners across the country already are mapping out how to include more outdoor dining at their businesses.

Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation Investing $2.5 million in Funding to Help Mitigate Food Waste

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation opens application for new cohort of Start-ups for a combined $2.5 million in funding.

27 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System

In honor of International Women’s Day, Food Tank is celebrating 27 Inspiring women working to close the gender gap in the food system.