As we immerse ourselves in Climate Week, on the ground and in our work we are continually weaving a narrative thread that unravels tales of resilience and more creative adaptations to food systems change. As these stories crack open and hatch into the world, we invite you to delve deeper, seek understanding, and embrace the transformational narratives that shape our shared reality.
Have something brewing? We'd love to share more stories and editorials from you that weave both love and business of food, supply chains, and the hope for better systems of feeding billions. Feel free to email us submissions.
This week, we will continue to lead conversations that ask: What is Climate Week without a focus on food sovereignty? What is AI without diversity? These are questions we must keep asking as we work towards solutions in the realm of food.
Keep reading -- you'll find some key events, innovations, and gripping editorials below.
Welcome back to The Pie.
Riana & the Journey Team 🌱
We are chairing and speaking in an event focused on "AI Revolutionizing in Food Systems" happening in New York on September 20th, coinciding with New York Climate Week. The event is hosted at the James Beard Foundation and led by our partners at HowGood. It's worth keeping an eye on the outcomes and insights from this gathering, as AI can revolutionize various aspects of the food industry regarding sustainability and efficiency. The event is actually sold out, but you can RSVP here for online access.
Crack open the shell of global events as we reveal the incubating stories that promise to reshape the world stage:
Recent history saw modern grocery stores offer convenience but raise waste and industry issues. Mid-20th-century food science brought preservatives and GMOs, emphasizing the challenge of feeding 8 billion sustainably while reducing waste and food insecurity.
We all see how wonky the market is - right? From avocados to interest rates - how is it affecting our food systems globally? How are others being creative and repurposing commodities? via FoodHack
📈 What's up? Upside Foods, a US-cultivated meat company, has made a significant announcement. They're opening their first large-scale production plant named 'Rubicon.' This facility, covering 187,000 square feet, is located in the Chicago metro area. Let's take a closer look at this development.📉 What's down? Unfortunately, Hooray Foods, a Californian plant-based bacon producer, has ceased its operations after four years in business.📉 What's also down? Getir, a Turkish grocery delivery company, is facing challenges as its valuation has dropped by 80% to $2.5 billion ahead of its latest funding round. The company is struggling to generate profits amidst what they describe as 'challenging conditions.🌊 Exciting news from the University of South Australia! Researchers there have designed a self-sustaining, solar-driven vertical sea farm. This innovative farm can evaporate seawater and recycle it into freshwater, all without requiring human involvement. It's a significant development in sustainable agriculture.☕️ In a bid to reduce plastic usage, researchers at the University of Colorado have come up with a method that uses recycled coffee grounds in 3D printing. This could potentially replace conventional plastics, contributing to a more eco-friendly approach to manufacturing.
Catch us in October speaking on Supply Chains and AI. Our team will be at 6 different events. Loop around to hear more or see us in person!
Grow Better & Eat Well.