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Really, Really Smart Cities
What does it look like when you ask three experts to imagine the future of food in cities then get a supremely talented artist to illustrate it?

At Food+City, we think a lot about the relationship between food and our cities. Now, through the artistry of Josh Cochran, we can look at how food might fit into future urban landscapes and what urban designers now call Smart Cities. We contacted three really, really smart people for their visions of what our food-wise city might look like in the future, and Josh brought it to life. Read more.

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The Future of Food Delivery
Food+City has submitted a panel to SXSW 2018. We'd love it if you'd take a sec, check it out and vote to bring this session to life. The deadline to vote is Friday, August 25.

The global food supply chain is changing rapidly, adding new players and challenging existing structures. Consumer demand for more local and fresh food are drivers that will shape who will produce our food, how they will source ingredients and the distance between your plate and future farms. All the points along the supply chain are moving to new ground. Food will be coming from labs, fabs, organic farms and genetically designed farms. How will this new complexity affect how food moves?

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You can now find issues one and two of Food+City magazine at the food-focused New York City bookstore, Kitchen Arts and Letters. If you're in the Big Apple, check it out and send us a photo of the magazine to receive a discount on our third issue this fall!
Startup and Accelerator News
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Applications open for SKU 6.

At least once per year, SKU accepts applications from consumer product startups for an accelerator program in Austin. Selected companies meet face-to-face with SKU mentors every Tuesday for 14 weeks. SKU 6 will begin January 29, 2018. Apply here.

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Top Secret Austin Startup Project

If you've got a billion-dollar idea, this could be your chance to make it happen. BankSNB and Notley Ventures invite you to pitch your idea at a special Entrepreneur Happy Hour on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Register and apply here.
Upcoming Events
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Sept. 26-27, Austin. Come discover the future of food and ag innovation at pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes! Austin, Tuesday, September 26, 2–8 p.m. at Brazos Hall. Food+City is proud to be a community sponsor of this event. Don't miss this chance to interact with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the food businessGet your tickets here.
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Sept. 13-14, New Brunswick, NJ. Join us for the inaugural FoodBIN conference and learn about best practices for servicing the food entrepreneurs in your community, region, state or nation. This unique event is designed to highlight the tremendous diversity that exists within food business incubation programs around the world. Find out more and register here.

From The Archive
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Food Supply Chain Dips Below the Surface in Midwest

In 1944, the U.S. government leased what the locals in a small riverfront town in eastern Kansas call “Atchison Caves.” It’s something of a misnomer because the 127-acre site isn’t naturally occurring, but rather the results of a decades-long limestone mining operation in the bluffs along the Missouri River.

The country was in the midst of World War II, and the newly created War Food Administration — precursor to today’s Farm Services Agency — converted a portion of the mine into a cooler and proceeded to fill it with sides of beef, salt pork, butter and more. By 1949, it’s said there were, among other things, 20,493 tons of prunes and 8,872 tons of eggs. The feds went on to purchase the site, and as the country moved into the Cold War era, the storage focus shifted. The facility housed machinery needed for the production of weapons, to be mobilized if necessary. Read More.

 Food Chain News

The New Food Economy - Both Amazon and Walmart Want Giant, Floating Drone Warehouses, But They Have Very Different Visions for the Sky Read More
Washington Post - The Insane $43 Billion System That Gets Food Delivered to Your Door Find out more

The New Yorker - How Driscoll's Reinvented the Strawberry Check it out
The Ringer - The Scientists Who Shape What and How We Eat Find out more
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