While the coronavirus has hit the bottom lines of many companies, it has also had an impact on some of those in the tech for good space, including London-based Food Drop.
With the events and hospitality industry currently on hold, with many uncertainties over when social distancing measures will be lifted and gatherings will be permitted once more, it is unclear what the future will bring for those in the industry.
One of the industries undoubtedly feeling the effects of the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is the restaurants and hospitality industry.
In the last few years, a variety of startups have taken on the issue of food waste, with app Karma being one of the most prominent players in the space.
Startup FruPro has released a not-for-profit platform to combat food waste during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak that could potentially help feed half a million people in just 2 days with food previously destined for the bin.
Even before the UK government ordered the closure of restaurants and cafes to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the disease was hitting hospitality hard, but for suppliers such as Foodchain, the decision was a major blow.
The hospitality industry is currently taking an unprecedented pummelling from the coronavirus.
The festive season is truly upon us, promising a week of drinks aplenty.
For those of us avoiding alcohol but still wanting to get into the spirit of the day, Christmas drink options have been traditionally on the weak side.
A genetically modified rice research project that is currently underway at Oxford University has attracted $15m funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, has confirmed today that it has introduced its underwater lighting solutions for fish farms into the South American market, partnering with Australis Seafoods in Chile after several years of development, as the main provider of aquaculture LED lighting for its salmon fisheries.
British Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has for the first time got involved in the foodtech startup world by joining robotics restaurant developer Karakuri as a board advisor.
Scientists have brought the goal of commercially available lab-grown meat a step closer by successfully growing cow and rabbit muscles on edible scaffolds in order to mimic the texture and consistency of real meat.
Food-tech startup Aleph Farms has developed a way to produce artificial beef in space using 3D bioprinting technology.
Scientists have published the results of a study where a genome-edited bull successfully passed on its new genetic trait to its offspring – demonstrating the potential use of genetic engineering in livestock.
The UK government is investing in a project to convert an existing craft gin distillery so that is powered by hydrogen, as part of a slew of funding in low-carbon technology projects.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has teamed up with hospitality organisation The Cream Group to launch the world’s first international, plant-based burger chain, Neat Burger.
Researchers have created a portable device that farmers can attach to a smartphone to identify plant diseases while in the field.
In his first speech as UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson laid out his vision for post-Brexit Britain, and while there were many predictable points, the issue of GM crops made an unexpected appearance.
A robotic bar has opened in Milan, Italy, that is designed to introduce people to the world of industrial robotics and how it can benefit them.
More than 70% of freshwater is currently used for agriculture, and considering that just 3% of the water on Earth is drinkable, this is a valuable resource.
For the first time in history, researchers have successfully edited mitochondrial plant DNA in a move that has significant positive repercussions for future food security.
Cultured or lab-grown meat has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the food industry, but only if consumers are willing to eat it.
Millennials and Generation Z should be targeted by companies looking to establish edible insects as a key food source in Western countries, according to research published today.
Olive oil producer Caroli has partnered with blockchain supply chain solution provider Blocksyte to put its extra virgin olive oil on the blockchain.
The increasing awareness on the environmental, personal health and ethical arguments for reducing meat consumption has lead to an increase in the number of vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians.
An agritech startup is aiming to solve the growing issue of Middle Eastern food security with a technology driven solution for growing crops using saltwater.
It’s universally recognised that our hunger for meat has a direct environmental effect.
Robots could soon be a common sight in restaurant and café kitchens thanks to Karakuri, a British robotics startup making it possible to provide custom food on an unprecedented scale.
Many have long trusted the ‘sniff test’ to determine if milk has gone off, but soon technology could take care of that for you. Researchers have developed a milk sensor that can detect – or ‘smell’ – if milk has spoiled.