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How Misen Crowdfunded $356k In 5 Days To Redefine The Chef’s Knife
We chat with crowdfunding bootcamp alumni Omar Rada about the evolution of Misen, why the campaign's been so successful and his advice for other projects.

10 Steps to Getting into Whole Foods: #2 Can Your Recipe Scale?
Producing your home-made food product at scale is no small feat. Bandar Foods shares tips for standardizing your recipe, working with co-packers and more.

Food Crowdfunding: From Chewable Coffee to Grass-fed Beef Delivery
Kick-ass projects including a Netflix for wine education, grass-fed beef delivery, protein beer and more.

HelloFresh Valued at $2.9B, The Business of Alternative Protein + More
Last week's juiciest food tech and innovation stories featuring Grub Market, Clear Labs, Food+City and more.

Must-Attend Food Events: Fall 2015 Edition
Don't miss our roundup of Fall's top events. 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1: The Business of Alternative Protein
Are insects, cultured meat and meal replacement powders the key to a better food future? Learn from protein pioneers Exo, Sani, New Harvest and Splendid Spoon. Plus snacks, drinks and networking.
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October 27-28 – San Diego, California 

Join your forward-thinking peers at the upcoming Restaurant Innovation Summit. Sessions will include results of tableside tech with Chili’s and Red Robin while GrubHub and other on-demand providers will share how to reach a hyperlocal, hungry audience. Engage your tech-savvy customers and take your business to the next level.  Register here >>

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Peanut Executive Sentenced to Total of 28 Years in Prison - Food Dive
Stewart Parnell was convicted of 68 federal felonies regarding a salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009 that resulted in 7 deaths.

Food Entrepreneurs Harvest $4.7M in Latest Raise Love Grown Foods - BusinessDen
18 undisclosed investors contributed to the round.

With Subscription Snacks, Entrepreneurs Think Inside the Box - New York Times
An inside look at snack subscriptions from around the world including CrateJoy, Batch, Graze and Mouth. 

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RETAIL

Meal Delivery Start-up Blue Apron to Sell Wine, Sees Growth Opportunity - Reuters
People who subscribe to Blue Apron meals can sign up for a wine pairing option for $65/month.
 
The Chinese on-demand fresh produce delivery company has now raised $110M in total funding.

Whole Foods to Cut 1,500 jobs - Business Insider
The retail giant says the move is part of its commitment to lower prices for its customers and invest in tech upgrades.

Feeding Farms with Supermarket Food Waste - Civil Eats
This startup is diverting millions of pounds of wasted food away from landfills and onto farms without time-consuming composting methods.

Gurgaon-based Inner Chef Launches Hyper Local Desserts Marketplace Indulge - Inc.42
It will bring desserts from home bakers and neighborhood bakeries right to a customer’s doorstep.

Are Grocery Stores Prepared To Sell Online? Maybe - Forbes
An inside look at how traditional grocers like Publix, Safeway and Target are evolving their eCommerce sites to better sell online.

RESTAURANTS

Payments App Cover Sells to Velocity - Fortune
The terms were undisclosed. Velocity plans to keep Cover’s brand alive and its 20 employees on board.

Innerchef Raises $1.66M From Founders of Paytm, redBus and Others at $10M Valuation - iamwire
The funding will be used to  expand its footprint and launch 10 new kitchens.

Payments Startup ShopKeep Buys Ambur To Cater Better To Restaurants - TechCrunch
The terms were undisclosed. ShopKeep will keep the product alive as it integrates it and will take on Ambur’s 1,500 customers. 

Food-delivery Apps Cater to a Hungry Market - Asian Review
The fod-delivery market in China rose to over $1.88B in transaction value in the first half of 2015. 

Zomato To Launch Food Solutions Marketplace For Restaurant Owners - Inc42.
It is creating a one-stop-solution where they can seek help with licenses, vendors and more. 

Uber to Launch Restaurant Delivery in Seattle and 5 Other New Cities in Big Expansion - Geek Wire
The expansion will position the ride-sharing company against giants like Amazon that have been launching their own services. 

Mumbai-Based Healthy Food Delivery Service Startup Grubit Plates up Calorie-counted Nutritional Meals - Your Story
It wants to bridge the gap between healthy eating and the will to pursue it it by providing calorie-counted food.

AGRICULTURE

Startups Connect Vermont’s Farmers To Urban Markets - NPR
Farmer To You is trying to help expand the reach of Vermont farms outside the state's borders. 

Agtech Accelerator Yield Lab Opens for Class of 2016 – Exclusive - AgFunderNews
The accelerator will give agtech entrepreneurs the opportunity to access $100,000 in funding and nine months of mentoring and support. 

What Won the Day at Tech Crunch Disrupt? Agriculture - NBC
Agrilyst, an online platform that provides data analytics to greenhouse growers, took the top prize. 

The Next Frontier in Increasing Crop Yields? Root Microbiome Engineering Improves Plant Growth - Science Daily 
Genetic manipulation isn't the only way to give plants a boost.

EATERS

Majoring in Food: Colleges Offering More Courses, Degrees - Civil Eats
The demand for college and university classes focusing on food systems is exploding.

With A Few Simple Changes, Denmark Is Radically Reducing Its Food Waste - FastCoExist
In just five years, the country has slashed wasted food by 25%. What can we learn from its success?

Meet 3 Startups Eager to Change Your Menu - Inc. 
Including Munchery, Farmigo and Ingredient1. 

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