Final month, California-based baby food startup Yumi introduced a $67 million Sequence B funding spherical, led by San Francisco-based biotech fund Jazz Ventures Companions, AF Ventures, and 23andme cofounder and CEO Anne Wojcicki. It brings the corporate’s whole funding to $79 million and provides extra name-brand investors right into a fold that already included the founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s, ...

Hunger-relief group Feeding America estimated that the pandemic may trigger 17 million more individuals may grow to be meals insecure , bringing the overall of at-risk People to about 54 million. In accordance to an NYU survey, 15% of households, and 18% of households with kids, reported meals insecurity through the early stage of the disaster. In the meantime, practically ...

It’s traditional Biology 101: a mom has two intercourse chromosomes, X and X, and a father has an X and a Y, and the mix in a brand new embryo determines the intercourse. So, statistically, there ought to be an equal variety of new child male and feminine babies on the earth. However, in actuality, there are barely extra boys ...

A brand new chicken model backed by a roster of food heavyweights says it’s discovered a method to deal with the dual environmental issues of food waste and greenhouse fuel emissions. Early subsequent yr, Do Good Chicken says eco-conscious customers will be capable of purchase the primary “carbon-reduced” chicken from grocery aisles. The trick, it says, is upcycling American grocery ...

Whether or not you’re toasting those that fed you, or feeding those that toast you, vacation gifts unfold the enjoyment of food are at all times welcome at this desk. This 12 months, we highlighted a few of our favorite modern food manufacturers—from a David Chang-approved microwave cooker to a Japanese market that sources the best in artisanal goodies—in addition ...

Extra Individuals are beginning to eat much less meat—in a single survey final 12 months, almost 6 of out 10 individuals mentioned that they turned extra flexitarian or semi-vegetarian for the reason that pandemic began. In lots of circumstances, they mentioned the selection got here from eager to be extra sustainable. However a new examine explains that it’s not the ...

One factor no one will be grateful for once they’re sitting across the desk this Thanksgiving are the food prices. Most of the information accessible proper now factors to prices reaching historic highs for 2021, due to an ideal storm of crises—mainly an ongoing pandemic, plus the worsening results of local weather change, plus labor issues brought on by issues ...

For the primary time, researchers have measured meals at main fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Taco Bell for the presence of a harmful group of chemicals referred to as phthalates, and their findings aren’t inspiring. The examine—revealed right now within the Journal of Publicity Science & Environmental Epidemiology by researchers at George Washington College’s Milken Institute College of Public ...

At a sprawling Silicon Valley R&D facility, a neon signal on the wall says “transformation.” It’s not a metaphor: Inside giant tanks inside the construction, food waste is popping into the constructing blocks for compostable plastic. “We’re utilizing one big drawback—the carbon emissions from food waste—to unravel one other, which is the worldwide plastics drawback, and petroleum plastics as an ...

Everyone, it appears, welcomes the arrival of recent eating places, cafés, meals trucks, and farmers markets. What may very well be the draw back of contemporary veggies, home made empanadas, and a pop-up restaurant specializing in bánh mìs? However once they seem in sudden locations—suppose inner-city areas populated by immigrants—they’re typically the primary salvo in a broader effort to rebrand ...