Articles by author: Emily Shy

Chewing on the Big Issues of the Food Industry at SXSW 2019

The South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) was founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas. While the conference began with a heavy focus on interactive industries, as well as music and film, the March 8-17, 2019 lineup also includes nine tracks in the “convergence” industry category. One of which is food. Featuring nearly thirty speaker/panel sessions, five…

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How Robotics Companies Became Leaders in Farming

There is great concern about the future of agriculture as climate change, population increase, and other challenges put pressure on farmers. Investing in technology that monitors plant and field conditions, assists with planting and harvesting, or tracks disease is a way of trying to reduce cost and increase efficiency. Taranis is one company that provides…

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Super Bowl, Super Feast: America’s $15 Billion-Dollar Weekend

On Super Bowl Sunday 2019, Americans were projected to consume 1.38 billion chicken wings—enough to circle the Earth three times. The Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in the United States. Not only were Americans projected to consume more than 6,000 times the weight of both teams’ rosters in chicken wings, but pizza…

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Robots Take the Road: How Millennials Get Their Food

In January of 2017, DoorDash announced a pilot partnership with Starship Technologies, one of the most prominent companies producing delivery robots. The Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of DoorDash, Stanley Tang, described robot deliveries as “a unique complement to the existing Dasher community.” During the pilot of the program “DoorDash used an algorithm to decide…

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Forecasting a Monumental Moment in Food Production

In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted that humanity would eventually “escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts under a suitable medium.” In 2019, clean meat companies are doing just that. According to Matt Ball, Senior Media Relations Expert for the Good Food Institute,…

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Steak with a Side of Science: The New Era of Meat Production is Here

This past year the number of plant-based meat alternatives increased drastically. Now scientists are developing alternative meat products, made from real animals, without killing livestock. This is the thought process behind clean meat. Also referred to as “lab-grown meat” or “cultured meat,” clean meat begins with an extraction of a tissue sample from a living…

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What Is Competing With the Catering Market This Holiday Season?

As the weather continues to get colder and fewer and fewer weddings are scheduled, catering companies turn to holiday parties as a main source of revenue. While corporate holiday parties have changed in size and format in recent years, with companies that once held large events for 200 guests or more now holding maybe three…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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Is Technology Changing Grocery Shopping As We Know It?
December 12, 2018

Grocery stores are often viewed as a mundane necessity, all that seem to follow a similar model. Today though, some are utilizing technology to entertain the consumer, collaborate with food providers, and create food resources for their communities. Daily Table Daily Table’s particular focus is on making the grocery experience “tasty, healthy, convenient, and truly…

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Are Businesses Finally Solving the Food Service Industry’s Most Important Issue?
December 5, 2018

The world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion people by the year 2050. One of the greatest concerns associated with that growth is how to generate enough food for all of those people when there is such a global hunger issue currently. Yet solving world hunger is not actually a production issue, but a…

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How Close Was America to a Thanksgiving Without Turkey?
November 27, 2018

It is the week after Thanksgiving, and all the turkey in the house has likely moved from the freezer to a leftover container in the fridge. But what is the impact this one holiday has on the food service industry? Where does all that turkey come from? It is easy to assume that Thanksgiving is…

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Why Airlines Are Going After Michelin Stars
November 15, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, many Americans will be catching flights to see loved ones and enjoy a home cooked meal. What can travelers expect when it comes to airplane food on the way, though? Although the industry has received a poor reputation for its culinary efforts, it turns out the trend among airlines currently…

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How Impossible Foods Made Science Edible
November 9, 2018

Impossible Foods began with a scientist. Dr. Patrick O. Brown, who in 2006 was awarded a Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society, decided to try his hand at tackling a very different problem: climate change. Brown’s new goal was “to make the global food system sustainable.” How would he do that? By replicating…

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The Tech That’s Changing Food and Bev
November 1, 2018

From the floppy disk to the five-terabyte drive, technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years. It is important to utilize the newest technology to keep a business at the forefront, and to take advantage of the latest tools and software. When it comes to the restaurant industry, what are those new essential technologies?…

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