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MIT Entrepreneur-in-residence Sorin Grama
Behind the Wheel
Annette Womack is a top driver in a male-dominated industry. She's been a driver for Giant Food for more than two decades and is one of the behind-the-scenes workers of the food supply chain.

Annette Womack gets to work at 7 a.m. and clocks in at the Giant Food distribution center in Jessup, Maryland. Thanks to her seniority with the company — she’s worked for Giant Food for 21 years — she’s got first pick of the daily delivery routes. She chooses a long round trip to Virginia, her home state, and heads out to check her rig. By the end of her shift, she will have driven for more than 14 hours. Read more
 
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Austin's Book People Sells Food+City Magazine
Behind the Scenes: Working on Magazine #3
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You can now buy Food+City magazine at Book People in Austin! Doesn't it look great next to industry giants like Lucky Peach and Food & Wine? Stay tuned for more places to buy it, or simply subscribe!
Magazine development
Behind the scenes: We're hard at work on the third issue of our magazine, which will contain some fascinating historical context for the food supply chain — plus a story about robots! Here's an example of our "pagination," a sort of story board used by magazine editors and art directors to map out the content.
Upcoming Events
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Future Food-Tech. June 7-8, New York City. FFT brings together key figures from across the food industry, including investors, start-ups, technology companies and food and ingredients manufacturers. With a common goal to meet the global food challenge, Future Food-Tech will create a forum for networking, debate, discussion and learning — showcasing technologies and championing innovations that have the potential to transform the sector.
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Foodbytes! NYC. June 15, New York City. FoodBytes! is heading back to New York in June. Certainly not your average food and agriculture conference, the pitch competition-meets-networking event brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and ag. Since it launched in 2015, more than 900 companies have applied to pitch to over 1,400 attendees at FoodBytes! events around the world.
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General Assembly Austin presents the Future of Food and Brews as part of their "Made in Austin" series. On June 7 there will be a lunchtime workshop on digital marketing with Snap Kitchen, and that evening there will be a "Business of Brewing" panel discussion.  
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Austin Foodshed Investors presents: Raising money for small food and agriculture businesses - June 16, Georgetown, Texas. Come for an overview of the funding and lending landscape available to small food and agricultural companies, hosted by Austin Foodshed Investors. This free event is open to the public, but you need to register here.
   
From The Archive
How the Bodega Gets the Banana
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon has given away 1.7 million free bananas near their headquarters in Seattle. That got us thinking about how all those bananas got there. This story from our first Food+City magazine explains it. 

The narrow aisles in the bodega — the Big Apple term of endearment for the independently run corner stores that trade in a little of everything — are stocked with a dizzying display of the humdrum goods that shop owners know will sell: batteries, king-sized Butterfingers, garbage bags, potato chips, Powerball tickets and, sitting on the floor by the sandwich counter, a 40-pound case of bananas. Read more
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Food Chain News

  • WSJ - Kimbal Musk, brother of famed entrepreneur Elon Musk, calls food the new Internet. Read more.
  • Reuters - Food megabrands turn to small start-ups for big ideas. Find out more
  • Weekly Times (AUS) - Food fraud is worth $52 billion a year globally. Read more
  • The Food Rush - Startup ImpactVision aims to transform the food supply chain with hyper spectral imaging. Find out more
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