Several companies highlighted how "big data" is unlocking a new level of insight into food throughout the supply chain. One emerging technology in particular, blockchain, allows us to trace our food from its origination across the entire supply chain.
Renowned chef Tyler Florence welcomes ripe.io's Phil Harris amongst his other guests on the Wolf It Down podcast. In the past two decades, technology has drastically altered every industry, except for food. That's all starting to change.
SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rabobank and RocketSpace have selected 14 startups across the food and agriculture industries to participate in Terra's inaugural cohort. Terra is a first of its kind accelerator program bringing together the industry's most disruptive startups and progressive corporations to fuel cross-industry innovation and set a new standard for food and agriculture. The cohort, which begins today at RocketSpace's tech campus in San Francisco, includes participants representing five countries - Canada, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, and USA.
Advisory investment group The Mixing Bowl teamed up with Forbes for its New York-based event this year to discuss technology's role in changing food and farming at scale and consumer food preferences. The audience represented a broad mix of the food industry from Californian and upstate New York farmers to venture capital funds to large food companies and consultants. And of course, there were a bunch of startups in attendance, all hoping to disrupt the status quo with their inventions. Seven of them presented to a panel of judges in the hopes of winning the coveted Golden Blender Award!
ripe.io's own Nathan Jin was mentioned in this article by Ani Vahradyan. "Food is something we participate in everyday, but there's a disconnect between how we experience foods and the agricultural system," said Jin. He believes there is a genuine lack of understanding of the complex process from farm to consumer. The technology he's working towards will require participation from an ecosystem of people to create change in the food industry.
June 27 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PD Computer History Museum | Mountain View, CA
ripe.io will be a panelist at the FOOD IT: Fork to Farm mixing bowl, to be held in Mountain View on June 27th, 2017. Raja Ramachandran will also be talking about building the Blockchain of Food on a live stream at 4:20 PST. Watch it live here!