Food Tech Tuesday: text generation ordering

 
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"In another world first, food and drink start up Matcha Works has launched a food SMS ordering system which it says is set to disrupt the consumer packaged goods landscape."


Welcome to Food Tech Tuesday - a round-up of our favourite food tech stories. From next gen food & drink to the latest tech that’s tackling food waste or driving the industry forward.

This month…

Moo-ve over out of date milk

Out of date milk may soon be a thing of the past thanks to Aussie company Naturo who has developed a technology that will keep it fresh for up to 60 days. Yes, you heard that right.

In a world first, the team at Naturo has figured out how to keep cows’ milk fresh, and, they claim, improve its nutrition compared to regular milk. The innovation has won the backing of The Queensland Government too, who has given $250,000 in funding.

According to its founders: “It’s a healthier product, it lasts a long time and it tastes great.” Watch this space.

Seaweed pods cut waste at London Marathon

Three cheers for London Marathon and Skipping Rocks Lab who saved using an estimated 215,000 plastic bottles at this years’ event by switching some of the plastic to Ooho seaweed pods.

Their clever team of chemists, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs have designed the pouches to biodegrade in 4-6 weeks, roughly the same time as a piece of fruit.

The company also make biodegradable sachets for sauces, salad dressings and condiments. We’re sold.

Moving Mountains launched veggie hot dog

Moving Mountains – founders of the bleeding burger – is set to launch its latest innovation this week, a hot dog which it says tastes just like its pork equivalent.

According to bosses, sunflower seeds are the key to replicating pork’s ‘porky’ taste and texture.

Get your hands on it first in London’s Unity Diner from Thursday, before it lands in supermarkets later this year.

Text generation ordering

In another world first, food and drink start up Matcha Works has launched a food SMS ordering system which it says is set to disrupt the consumer packaged goods landscape.

The premise is simple. Customers who pre-register on their website can order Matcha products via text message delivering an on-demand service.

The team will also be showcasing its text to order vending machine at London Food Tech Week later this month.

 
Fiona Hamilton