SmartPlanet stories related to the technologies, processes and policy encompassed by the production of food, as well as the businesses and organizations delivering it.
A review of Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man, by Mark Kurlansky
1 | March 1, 2013 3:00am |
As much as 15 percent of the world's drugs are fake. A machine created by a university professor can identify the counterfeits.
3 | February 25, 2013 9:39pm |
It's getting bad.
6 | February 22, 2013 3:39am |
Last week, the FDA approved an implant that can restore eyesight to the blind. Now, German researchers describe a new device without an external camera that has restored vision to eight patients.
February 21, 2013 1:13pm |
If you want to get your adrenalin pumping, don't teach at a university.
2 | February 19, 2013 6:28pm |
Experience from the fish industry shows how the technology to help solve the problem is available... and getting cheaper. But the meat industry and customers must decide whether it'll be used.
February 19, 2013 5:28pm |
Farmers, worried about new federal regulations, might turn to a different kind of solution to combat polluted water.
3 | February 19, 2013 9:01am |
As old-school cameras go the way of the dinosaur, Fujifilm's strategic move into skincare is a beautiful example of a corporate remake.
2 | February 19, 2013 3:45am |
In the 19th century, Horace Greeley advised men to head west. Jim Rogers' response? "Go East, young woman."
3 | February 19, 2013 3:00am |
At one Japanese restaurant, leave a grain of rice and pay the price.
28 | February 18, 2013 4:00am |
Since the human body works similarly to machines, is it inevitable that we merge?
3 | February 15, 2013 4:08am |
PARIS -- Smokers in sidewalk cafes turn in their Gauloises for e-cigarettes -- with an entrepreneurial French brand at the helm.
15 | February 15, 2013 3:00am |
Fear among Chinese of biting into a toxic-laden morsel has created a market for food safety products in the country. Now, scientists are on the verge of introducing an at-home food safety test.
1 | February 14, 2013 8:40am |
HONG KONG -- Chinese distrust of the safety of certain health and food products is fueling a "gray" market in Hong Kong, leaving parents there scrambling to secure one essential item: baby formula.
3 | February 14, 2013 3:00am |
SFMade began in 2010 to help San Francisco entrepreneurs turn hobbies into professions. It's now helping shine a light on the city's local manufacturing industry.
February 14, 2013 3:00am |
Will the European horse meat scandal start new culinary trends in Britain?
February 12, 2013 2:07pm |
At the internationally-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, finding an insect in your food is a reason to dig in, not send it back.
5 | February 12, 2013 1:58am |
For U.S. restaurant chains two staple foods have dominated: burgers and fries. But that's starting to change.
February 8, 2013 12:57pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about food safety issues.
February 8, 2013 12:53am |
A legendary inventor's idea to replace restroom hand dryers will soon show up at airports and fast food restaurants.
2 | February 6, 2013 4:27am |