Sure, our news round up is cool, but it’s not going to give you any relief if you’re in the middle of one of the global heatwaves. But it will make you smarter about food tech, so… there’s that.

Chill as best you can. And while you’re at it, catch up on a few more pieces of food tech news from the week:

Olo Releases New All-in-One Restaurant Tablet Software
Restaurant software company Olo announced the release of its new Expo tablet software, designed to help restaurants manage the entire digital ordering stream. The new tablet manages the entire flow of the order from direct and indirect channels, interfaces with third-party delivery services, and alerts restaurants to large orders. (press release)

Baskin-Robbins Scooping Up Non-Dairy Desserts
Not wanting to miss out on the plant-based craze sweeping the nation, Basin-Robbins will introduce two non-dairy dessert flavors next week. Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme are made from a base of coconut oil and almond butter. Sounds pretty sweet and we can’t wait to try it. (QSR Magazine)

FluroSat Raises $3.2M Seed Round
Microsoft’s M12 venture fund co-led the round for the Australian startup, which uses hyperspectral imaging to help predict disease in cotton and grain crops. Hyperspectral imaging uses light reflection, scanning and analysis to asses different qualities of foods. There are lots of startups using the technology in various applications throughout the food chain. (AgFunder News)

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