Your fruit and vegetables come with a surprising amount of information about their history and origins. Each sticker has a code printed on it along with the grower’s name and logo.
As we’ve moved farther from the farm, transparency about the food system becomes more important. To better understand a largely invisible system, we need an introduction to food logistics — starting with Alexander the Great.
While they may seem like historical relics, draft animals are still used worldwide to move agricultural products from fields to markets. Check out our gallery.
The image of a truck driver probably evokes a burly guy in a gimme cap. But a small number of women share the driving load: Meet Annette Womack.
More than just a simple package for a steaming hot meal, the pizza box is to some a blank canvas — for food artistry and technological innovation. Join world-record-holder Scott Wiener on a journey into the history of the pizza box.
Provisioning the dwellers of far-flung places puts all the elements of the food supply chain on display — from production and distribution to preparation and consumption. But how do they actually get it there?
During the chaotic early-morning auctions, some of the best seafood in the world passes through the crowded stalls, bound for restaurants in Tokyo and around the world. How will this beloved institution handle a controversial move to a new location?
Farmers, merchants, chefs and restaurateurs managed to feed millions of Olympic visitors and Rio residents during the Games last summer, despite major logistical hurdles. But it wasn’t easy.
In rural India, dairies may have only one or two cows and the power grid is spotty at best. The chance to improve the supply chain link from producers to distributors in these conditions offered some surprising lessons to an American startup anxious to solve the “milk challenge.”
Cookbooks are products of their time, reflecting flavor trends and the availability of ingredients. In “The Forme of Cury,” we get a taste of medieval England.
Our nightstands are loaded with books to read and our laptops are packed with websites to explore and unpack some wisdom about the global food supply chain.
At Food+City, we think a lot about the relationship between food and our cities. Now, through the artistry of Josh Cochran, we can look at how food might fit into future urban landscapes and what urban designers now call Smart Cities. We contacted three really, really smart people for their visions of what our food-wise city might look like in the future, and Josh brought it to life
In recent years, the fruit’s popularity has drawn more and more growers into the market, and the supply chain has become glutted. Don't be surprised if you see cranberries showing up in unusual places at unusual times of year.
After taking second place in a winner-take-all $1 million seed capital competition in 2013 (ouch!), Agruppa co-founder and CEO Carolina Medina moved forward undeterred. She and a partner launched in Colombia and are making a big difference for mom-and-pop shops in Bogotá. Six months after Agruppa took a Silver Prize at the 2016 Food+City Challenge Prize, we checked in with Carolina to hear about their progress.
Inspired by sharing economy businesses like Uber, Air BNB, The Food Corridor brings together commercial kitchens with excess capacity and nascent food businesses in need of kitchen space. It’s a win-win for all players. Since taking a silver prize in February at the 2016 Food+City Challenge Prize, founder and CEO Ashley Colpaart launched The Food Corridor’s platform in Colorado. We recently caught up with her to find out how her novel idea is moving forward.
Startup to acquisition: that’s the ideal path for many new businesses. For one 2016 Challenge Prize winner, that major milestone came just five months after winning a silver award. As part of our series on startup successes, we visited with Real Food Solutions co-founder and CEO Neheet Trivedi about this exciting milestone and the journey that led to it.
Our food system is undergoing rapid change: increased demand for organics and lots of new ways to get dinner to the table means supply chains, labels — and maybe even waste — are becoming more complicated. Check out some recent Food Chain headlines.
The summer of 2016 hasn’t been a snoozer news-wise. From Brexit and all the attendant trade implications, to the Panama Canal extension, supply chain issues are popping up on the front page. What’s holding your attention amid so much international and national news?
Tyler Frank’s small company, Garbage to Garden, started hustling compostable materials in white buckets from the Portland homes to his warehouse in 2012, creating a service that produces compost and energy through a system of farms and biodigesters. The company took silver in our Food+City Challenge Prize competition in February, and on a recent visit Tyler brought me up to date.