It’s the weekend, yay! Celebrate it at home and wear a mask if you go out.
That is all.
Now enjoy some food tech news.
Good Catch Goes Frozen
Good Catch launched its first line of frozen plant-based seafood this week: New England Style Plant-Based Crab Cakes, Thai Style Plant-Based Fish Cakes and Classic Plant-Based Fish Burgers. Food Dive writes that the new products are made from “a blend of peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans, with umami flavor from seaweed and algae extracts.”
Anti-trust Suit Filed Against Third-Part Delivery Services
A lawsuit was filed against Uber, GrubHub and Postmates this week, with a complaint around menu pricing. As Nation’s Restaurant News reports, the suit accuses those three services “of monopolizing delivery prices by not allowing restaurants who contract with them to sell menu items to consumers at lower prices on other platforms, including direct orders from the restaurants.” DoorDash, the nation’s largest restaurant delivery platform, was not named in the suit. Not all restaurants mind the higher pricing however.
Vertegrow to Create Scotland’s First Vertical Farm
IGS, an indoor agtech company, completed a deal with Vertegrow to build a four-tower vertical farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland later this year. Hortidaily wrote, “A 245 m2 insulated superstructure will accommodate four nine-metre-high towers alongside a 1,600 m2 service area on Vertegrow’s site at Waterside Farm in Aberdeenshire. This will provide approximately 1,343 m2 of growing space, producing up to 70 tonnes of produce per annum when fully operational.” The towers should be up and running by early 2021.