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Fruit trees lining the streets of Vancouver mapped thanks to open data

Fruit trees on the boulevards in the City of Vancouver.

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Anthony on Hacking the Food System

Danielle Gould’s Food+Tech Connect is one of the leading publications online that’s focused on the intersection of technology and food. Recently she’s been hosting a deeply thoughtful discussion exploring the ways that technology, information and data can change the food system status quo.

Our CEO Anthony Nicalo is today’s guest author, so take a minute to check it out. [link]

We live in a backward world. A world where it is strange to know where our food comes from. Foods that are grown and processed without adulteration have to prove it, while the use of chemicals and manipulation do not have to be disclosed.

Information and technology on the other hand can contribute to a better food system by eliminating information asymmetry. It only takes a couple of times choosing something you know the provenance of to remind you that it is actually bizarre to NOT know the source of your food.

– Anthony Nicalo on Hacking the Food System: Eliminating Information Asymmetry

Contractually Interviews Anthony

We’ve been using a new contract platform called Contractually a bunch lately, and as they improve their product they asked our CEO to sit down to chat about his motivations behind Foodtree, and his experience with their product.

An excerpt:

“Food is one of those things that isn’t optional. Food is the glue of humanity. I worked in my grandfather’s garden as soon as I could walk and I grew up cooking with my grandmother. I’m not a foodie. I’ve cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants and I can make fussy food, but it’s not something that interests me. I think of food as a must-have, not a nice-to-have.” 

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Brilliant Advertising from an Organic Dairy in the UK

An international share today. Happy Memorial Day to our American friends!

How seriously do you take the provenance of your food?

On the Run: Transparency and Food Manufacturing

There is evidence that the application of industrial, mechanized, factory scale methods to feed ourselves isn’t working. And now, taking a page from collapsing industries like music, some of these factories would like to begin suing their customers. Hopefully, we will see more of this grasping at straws. I see it as a good sign that the pace of change is accelerating.

Photographing cows or other farm scenery could land you in jail under Senate bill | The Florida Tribune.