25 9 / 2013
Data workers are something there is no shortage of in the modern world, but it seems there are fewer people willing to get their hands dirty. This trend has created a disconnect between us and our food, something that Whole Foods Market intends to remedy by launching a Meat Apprenticeship Program. The program will teach initiates how to become master carvers regardless of what species they are dealing with. The intensive 18-month training program also aims to instil a deep understanding of the company’s standards for quality, animal welfare, food safety, sanitation and commitment to retail excellence.
20 8 / 2013
With meat grown in sterile labs, we could also worry less about emerging diseases, such as avian flu and swine flu, which are associated with intensive farming. And if scientists could produce exotic meats like chimpanzee in their petri dishes, there would be less risk of retroviruses and herpes being imported with bushmeat into the U.S. from Africa. Right now, 180,000 pounds of bushmeat enters our country illegally each year. According to Post, growing exotic meats in a lab wouldn’t be much more difficult than growing beef or chicken.
(Source: The Atlantic)
10 11 / 2012
December 7 – 9, Food Tech Connect, GRACE Communications and Applegate are bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives for Hack//Meat, the first-ever “meat hackathon” in New York City.