Food Technology

Beyond Meat Stock Offered in IPO – Yay or Nay?

Few things are more entertaining than watching a vegan try and mime their way through ordering a meal without meat in a country like Mongolia where the waiter thinks that people who don’t eat meat have a screw loose. Still, vegans and vegetarians around the world suffer for the sake of – well, who knows – […]

Why McDonald’s May Never Use Robots to Flip Burgers

We spend the vast majority of our waking hours trying to figure out the best way to invest in disruptive technologies, but that’s not where we actually allocate the lion’s share of our investments. Instead, our hard-earned dollars can be found in boring industries like insurance or consumer goods which are more likely to provide predictable cash flows in […]

8 Startups Selling Edible Insects and Bugs

There is a Western aversion to insects in general. They are thought of as pests who transmit diseases, and we look at them with same kind of disgust we would reserve for public relations people who want us to do free work for their paid clients. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is happily munching […]

Are Soylents the Foods of the Future?

If you are someone who is fortunate enough to have an “office job” that pays better than 99.99% of the jobs most people have to work around the globe, your daily life probably looks something like this. You drive to work in a car you only use 5% of the time, grab an overpriced coffee, sit in […]

9 Startups Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste

We love our food here at Nanalyze. Globalization means that all of our favorite cuisines can be sandwiched onto one urban foodie block. It’s possible to buy tropical fruits like mangosteens in wintry Vancouver or navel oranges in an open-air food market in Thailand. All that food comes with a price, and we’re not just […]

Yum? 8 Companies Doing 3D Food Printing

It’s the holidays, so naturally, we’ve been thinking about food. Of course, since we write about all these weird and wonderful emerging technologies, our menu at this time of year veers away from the usual turkey and ham and includes some crazy isht. Like burgers grown from cow cells and eggnog with dairy proteins that […]

5 Synthetic Biology Startups Making ‘Fake’ Food

About 150 million steers, pigs and sheep were slaughtered in the United States in 2016. About 8.5 billion chickens are roasted, fried and fricasseed each year, not to mention 100 billion eggs consumed. And Americans drink about 20 gallons of milk per year. In other words, our diets still rely heavily on food products from […]

Meet 7 Startups Creating Lab-Grown Meat

We cover a ton of disruptive technologies here at Nanalyze so that our readers understand what’s out there that may be worth investing in as opportunities present themselves. The hope is that we learn something cool and make a few bucks in the process. It also doesn’t hurt that much of the emerging tech may […]

A High-Tech Burger Joint of the Future

We at Nanalyze love to speculate about what the future is going to look like. We envision highways filled with self-driving cars. Surgeons implanting organs that have been 3D printed.  Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to discover a cure for cancer. It’s all mind-blowing, world-changing isht. But you’ve got to eat at some point. […]

Juicero: There’s Gold in Cold Pressed Juice

Some of the “disruptive technologies” you see these days just pander to our propensity to seek instant gratification. Take all the food delivery startups you see which VCs are pouring money into. Is there any real value add here? These dime-a-dozen food delivery models all try to differentiate themselves using some clever gimmick but they’re all […]