A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. Working out of a shipping container-sized lab in an otherwise barren snowscape, the team gathered about 8 pounds of produce from their first yield, the AP reports, including herbs, lettuce, arugula, and red radishes.
Online food-delivery service spent eight years resolving a classic problem of unstructured data. And today Grubhub does indeed have an algorithm that can look across a country’s worth of take-out orders and tell a user what Indian joint near them delivers the most popular chicken tikka masala. But getting there required solving a seemingly impossible data problem, some high-end machine …
How the US military figured out how to make self-stable cheese … and helped invent Cheetos to boot.
Israel is proving to be a hotspot for research into lab-grown meat. Three Israeli companies — SuperMeat, Future Meat Technologies, and Meat the Future — will supply food to China in a deal worth $300 million.
A facility in Texas is raising the insects as a large-scale farming project.