The holidays have come to an end so now It’s time to get back into the swing of all things food business. Check out what we are reading this week:
N.J. Couple Hooks Big Deal on ‘Shark Tank’ for Yumble, Their Kids’ Meal Delivery Service
Joanna and David Parker’s meal delivery service, Yumble, is already available in 26 states, including New Jersey. But in an effort to expand their operation -- just one entry in the current meal delivery craze -- the Bergen County couple appeared on the ABC reality series “Shark Tank” on Sunday. Their pitch paid off: the Parkers walked away with a $500,000 deal, courtesy of investor and longtime reality TV star Bethenny Frankel.
USDA Announces New GMO Standards, Effective January 2020, NJBIZ
"The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard increases the transparency of our nation’s food system, establishing guidelines for regulated entities on when and how to disclose bioengineered ingredients,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
Delivery in 2019 Will Be About Ghost Kitchens, Drones, and Boone, North Carolina, The Spoon
The food delivery craze will normalize at some point, but not soon. Right now, it’s a segment projected to be worth $365 billion by 2030, and even companies with inherently undeliverable foods are delivering. All of which is to say, food delivery holds a well-earned spot on the list of 2019 hot topics.
A Peek at Your New Plate: How You’ll Be Eating in 2019, New York Times
More vegetables. Improved gut bacteria. Cocktails with less alcohol. Many of the predictions about what we’ll eat and drink in 2019 point to a quiet, restorative and potentially grim time ahead. Then again, these forecasts always arrive carrying the clean, healthy pine scent of New Year’s resolutions.
Now that Hemp and CBD are Legal, What Comes Next for Food and Beverage?, Food Dive
Besides removing hemp from the list of controlled substances, the new Farm Bill also expands research into commercial uses for the plant. Currently, hemp ingredients such as CBD oil, powders and seeds are being used to infuse beverages such as iced tea and are being added to a wide variety of other foods, including ice cream, salads, milk and even children's cereal.
Artificial Intelligence and Food – The Future is Now, Food Business News
A new report published by the Refresh Working Group, which is funded by Google and led by the Swell Creative Group, San Francisco, aims to better understand the role artificial intelligence may play in food production, distribution, processing and consumption.
Why Food? Episode 66: Chitra Agrawal: From Corporate Marketing to Indian Pickles
Chitra Agrawal has been cooking, teaching and writing about food inspired by her family’s recipes from India for ten years. She co-founded Brooklyn Delhi with her husband Ben Garthus in 2014 to bring the flavors she was creating to a wider audience. Prior to Brooklyn Delhi, Chitra held marketing roles at American Express and DDB and completed her MBA at NYU Stern. Brooklyn Delhi’s award-winning condiments can be found in Whole Foods nationwide and in Blue Apron meal kits and have been featured by food critics at the NY Times, Saveur, Food & Wine and more.