Food

Scientists find a way to make sure your food is really gluten-free     – CNET
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Australian researchers have discovered a way to detect specific glutens in wheat, barely, oats — and now rye.

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Uber Eats dine-in option lets you pre-order your food
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Uber Eats has a new option for those diners who want the ambiance of a restaurant but hate the wait. The company has unveiled a dine-in feature in some cities that lets customers pre-order food on the app and then eat at the restaurant, according to…

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Food Delivery Apps Are Drowning China In Plastic
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“The astronomical growth of food delivery apps in China is flooding the country with takeout containers, utensils and bags,” writes Raymond Zhong and Carolyn Zhang for The New York Times. “And the country’s patchy recycling system isn’t keeping up. The vast majority of this plastic ends up discarded, buried or burned with the rest of […]

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India’s ride-hailing giant Ola hits the brakes on food delivery business Foodpanda
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India’s ride-hailing giant Ola, which has expanded to select international markets and set ambitious goals for its electric vehicles business, is struggling with selling food. Ola has suspended local operations of Foodpanda, the Indian business of the food delivery startup it acquired in late 2017, according to local newspaper Mint. The move comes as the mobility firm […]

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Land O'Lakes' Copernicus Project: Humans aren't the center of the food universe     – CNET
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At SXSW, an interactive art installation comes with lessons on biodiversity and food science.

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Tech is Killing Street Food
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In San Francisco and Bangalore, street-vendor unions and nonprofits are helping informal food workers eke out a living — but their future is still uncertain. From a report: Bangalore and the Bay Area have a lot in common. They are the tech centers of the world’s second- and third-most-populous countries, respectively, and they both sometimes […]

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Food delivery startup Swiggy raises $1 billion more from Naspers, Tencent and others
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Naspers, the South African investment giant, is back at it again in India! Days after backing educational startup Byju’s by leading a $540 million investment, it has led a $1 billion investment in food delivery company Swiggy. The new round sees Chinese internet and Naspers ally Tencent join the party, alongside fellow new investors Hillhouse Capital […]

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Deprived students chose smartphones over food, researchers find     – CNET
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To be fair, they didn’t specify which phone and what food. This is important information.

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Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $210M at a $1.3B valuation
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India’s food delivery race is hotting up after Swiggy, one of the startups vying for pole position, landed $210 million in new capital for expansion and joined the billion-dollar startup unicorn club. The investment is led by existing backer Naspers, the media conglomerate famous for an early bet on Tencent in China, and new investor DST […]

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