Technically Food

Larissa Zimberoff
A weekly newsletter about the intersection of food and technology, and what that means for people who love food, make food, and want to know what they're eating.
Created 21 Jan 2021
  • Got milk? It's complicated.
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    When I first started covering food-tech startups, it was easy to stay on top of what was happening. I knew most of the startups tinkering in the labs, and the accelerators they were in. It wasn’t hard...
  • Eat the future.
    12 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Earlier this week I hosted two Future Food Dinners at San Francisco’s 18 Reasons. The non-profit event space is tiny, and there were only 24 seats a night. I wish more people could have joined. On the...
  • Lifting the curtain.
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    If you read last week's email you heard about my scuttle with an ex-FDA staffer cleverly named Larisa. Over lunch, she shared that she had been part of the agency’s approval of AquaBounty, a genetical...
  • One word: plastics.
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    The headline lured me in: “Some fast-food items contain plastics linked to serious health problems, new report shows.” I read it from start to finish growing increasingly disturbed. I placed the story...
  • A cup of cultured coffee
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 6 1
    The hot business idea used to be this: find a non-vegan food (any non vegan food—even pet food) and make it vegan. (But definitely don’t call it vegan.) Things have changed. Now it’s take whatever ani...
  • The way back machine
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    It’s been ten months since I launched my newsletter. No matter how hard I try to plan ahead, I usually wind up staying up late Thursday night to write it. Two weeks ago, I wrote it on my flight home f...
  • What to do with single-use plastic? Eat it.
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Here’s a question I get: “What were you most surprised about while researching your book?” Sometimes I say that it was learning about startups capturing CO2 emissions in the air (say from an oil refin...
  • Niching down.
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    In a very memorable trip to Hong Kong (the food, the stacked high buildings, the escalators), I visited a plant-based market and café called Green Common. It was adorable. In a story I wrote for Bloom...
  • Giving my bagel a letter grade?
    24 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    It would be nice to believe that we all want to collectively do better by the world. But the truth of the matter is that that’s not actually the case. Many of us don’t want to change our habits—be the...
  • Automation for the salad obsessed.
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    In 2018, I attended the New Harvest conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (New Harvest is a non-profit supporting cultured meat.) On my way home after the event, I stopped at a fast casual restauran...
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