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Announcing Restaurant Tech Meetup with Reserve, Dig Inn, Improvonia + More
Join the food tech community on 7.22 for networking and an inside look at how restaurant tech innovators are helping to improve the dining experience and operations. 

Pitch at 33Entrepreneurs’ Food Startup Accelerator Tour, Coming to a City Near You
33entrepreneurs has partnered with Bon Appétech to discover and accelerate innovative U.S. and Canada-based food startups.

Meet Feeding The Accelerator's Food Tech Startups
Feeding The Accelerator announced its first class, including Mintscraps, Cookbooth, GreenOnyx and more.

Food Genius Democratizes Foodservice Data, Offers Free Access to Menu Analytics Dashboard
Get free access to the Food Genius dashboard through the end of 2015.

Last Week's Top Food Tech News & Innovation Stories
From $549M being invested in food tech in May, to the top innovations at Fancy Food Show, to healthy salad QSR Sweetgreen raising $35M.

Disrupting Food - QSR Magazine
We're honored to be featured in QSR Magazine's restaurant tech dive along with Galley, OrderUp and more. 

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The Billion Dollar Food Delivery Wars - TechCrunch 
More than $1B was invested in the food delivery space in 2014, making it one of the most competitive sectors.

23-year-old's Start-up Aims to Change Canadian Grocery Industry - Vacinity Buzz
Vancouver-based FreshRush allows users to shop for groceries online and have them delivered within an hour. 

Albertsons Files for IPO, Plans to Raise at Least $100M - FoodDive
After acquiring rival Safeway, Albertsons Cos. filed for an IPO.

US Foods Vows Innovation in Wake of Failed Merger - The Packer
US Food officials said operators can expect to see more exclusive items to help restaurants explore on-trend dishes. 

Grocery Retail Reaching ‘a Digital Tipping Point’ - Food Navigator
Online grocery shopping is growing rapidly in Western Europe with some brands already claiming up to half of their sales from e-commerce, says a new report.

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Clara Foods Cooks Up $1.7 Million In Funding To Make Egg Whites From Yeast Instead Of Chickens - TechCrunch
Funding came from David Friedberg, Gary Hirshberg, Ali and Hadi Partovi, Scott Banister and SOS Ventures. 

General Mills Commits to Cage-free Eggs Throughout Supply Chain - FoodDive
The food giant pledged to use 100% cage-free eggs for its U.S. operations as part of its updated animal welfare policy. 


How Technology Can Make the Food Supply Safer - FoodDive
FoodDive highlights some food safety startups to follow. 

Hampton Creek Hires Sebelius To Advise On Policy Efforts - FoodDive
Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius has joined Hampton Creek as an advisor.
RESTAURANTS

Munchery's Secret Sauce: Blending Chefs And Science - Fortune
Munchery is working with former Starbucks exec Nicolas Bernadi to scale its operations.

Is The Reign Of Fast Food Over? McDonald's Sales Drop As Consumers Turn To Healthier Alternatives - Medical Daily
Does McDonald's drop in sales reflect a growing change in American consumers' mindset about fast food?

Pune Based Food Recommendation Startup Quinto Raises Seed Funding - Inc42
The undisclosed amount came from Faaso’s Jaydeep Barman. The startup will use it for new hires. 

Merienda Picnic Will Deliver A Fully Stocked Picnic In Under An Hour - TechCrunch
The startup partners with local cheese, charcuterie and wine shops, and delivers their baskets in 30-45 minutes.
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Chalupas on Demand: Taco Bell Starting Delivery Service - Yahoo
The restaurant chain is starting delivery service in certain markets in a partnership with delivery startup DoorDash.

Powai Lake Ventures & Abhishek Goyal Of Tracxn Labs Invest In Bangalore Based FoodTech Startup Eatlo - Inc42
The startup plans to use the funding to increase delivery locations to 20 from 7, as well as to hire 100 employees.

Vietnam’s Food Service Startup Foody Raises Series B Funding from Singapore’s Garena - DealStreetAsia
The funding will be used to accelerate growth, speed up its table booking and delivery service and to expand to other countries. 
 

AGRICULTURE 


Tech-led Oregon Startup Offers Eco-Friendly Way To Save Water On Farms - Portland Business Journal
Try Eco is perfecting a starch-based soil amendment that acts like a sponge, holding water until needed by growing plants. 

How a Modern Root Cellar Could Help Small Farms Sell Food Year-Round - Civil Eats
A new twist on an ancient practice has the potential to revolutionize local food.

This Farm 115 feet Below London's Streets Could Change the Future of Food - Business Insider
London’s newest urban farm proves that with the right equipment, you can grow food just about anywhere.

Shedd Aquarium Receives $2M in Quest to Unravel Microbiomes’Mysteries -  AgFunderNews
The funding will enable the expansion of Shedd’s on-site aquatic microbial ecology laboratory and bioinformatics capabilities.

Africa’s Agricultural Revolution Will Be More Silicon Valley Than Rift Valley - Food Tank
African youth must be empowered to transform agriculture from a poverty trap to a high-tech powerhouse of innovation.

EATERS


Have Leftovers? This 25-year-old Entrepreneur’s Hunger App has Fed Over 570K People - Elan
Feeding Forward's app allows any business with excess food to easily connect with a driver who will transport it to a shelter or food bank. 

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