NATIVE READS (7/24/19)
11 articles in the world of food and tech that have peaked our interest in the last week.
– Via New Food Economy. With a million unfilled restaurant job gap in the US food industry, the National Restaurant Association has announced a $4.5 million grant to help train incarcerated and recently released youth to fill this gap.
– Via Pacific Standard. An estimated 524,000 children work unimaginably long hours in America's grueling agricultural fields, and it's all perfectly legal.
– Via Food Tank. A highly contagious virus is spreading throughout Asia, infecting over one million hogs. The disease is impacting the global trade of pigs and pork products and is a threat to global food security.
– Via Mother Jones. Two new studies challenge industry claims.
– Via Eater. Coursework at traditional culinary schools has yet to reflect the diverse cooking happening in today’s restaurants.
– Via California Sunday. This apple, 2 decades in the making, is looking to make a splash in the industry.
New York beats out San Francisco to be the World’s best tech city – Via Bloomberg. Talent pool, infrastructure, lifestyle. Study shows New York is the best city in the World for technology. Agree?
My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman – Via New York Times. What life is like as one of the thousands of delivery drivers that bring your food to you.
Building a bridge from farm to pharmacy – Via The New Food Economy. NYC is expanding a unique prescription program that helps low-income residents with health risks afford more fresh produce.
-Via Politico. A soda tax in California? What impact would a piece of legislation like this have on public health?
–Via NYC Food Policy. Profile of our friends at Oko Farms; New York’s largest outside aquaponic farm operation.