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International Food

International Food Tech Hub Debuts In Northern Israel

An international innovation center dedicated to the application of food science and food technologies was launched in northern Israel last week by Erel Margalit, the founder and executive chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), the international venture capital firm.

The hub, called Margalit Startup City Galil – the International Foodtech Center, developed in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), debuted in the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Shmona at an inauguration event that drew Israeli entrepreneurs and investors, Israeli officials, leading academic researchers, investors, and multinational organizations.

While this is Margalit’s fourth Startup City innovation center — he has

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16 Houston Restaurant Openings to Get Excited About this Fall

Toro Toro

Photo courtesy of Toro Toro

A game-changing international food and market hall reimagined in a historic post office. A proven-to-be-epic Asian smokehouse from two Texas restaurant industry titans. Life-affirming Afro-Asian eats from a real-deal Top Chef, and Mexican street food from one of the city’s most beloved culinary masterminds. These are just a few of the things Houstonians have to look forward to for the remainder of 2021 (oh, and there’s pizza and burger windows, a ballpark brewery, and taco- and cocktail-strewn patio, to boot). Here are 15 of the hottest bar and restaurant openings coming to Houston this fall.

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Experts Encourage Food Delivery Users to #PrepYourself with New Outreach Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the increasing use of food delivery services and as National Food Safety Education Month kicks off, the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) has launched a new national campaign to help food delivery users ensure the safety of their delivered foods. Prep Yourself: Food Is on the Way, the first national food safety campaign specifically targeting users of food delivery services, seeks to encourage safe food handling at home and educate consumers on what to consider when ordering from food delivery services.

“The coronavirus pandemic kicked food delivery usage

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3 Gatos Brewery aims to give West Michigan a taste of international food, beer

WYOMING — Linus and Renata De Paoli left their corporate lives working as engineers in Germany and have opened a new brewery to introduce a range of international food and beer culture to West Michigan.

The De Paolis moved to West Michigan in December 2020 to open 3 Gatos Brewery LLC in the former Kitzingen Brewery located at 1760 44th St. SW in Wyoming. The couple both worked at Ford Motor Co. in their home country of Brazil and were transferred to Germany before they changed career paths.

Owner Linus De Paoli started taking brewing classes in Germany shortly before

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Two More Restaurants, Including Arepa Lady, Slated to Open at New International Food Hall in Astoria

A recent picture of The World Artisan Market (Photo provided by EJ Stevens)

Aug. 26, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

The real estate developer behind an upcoming food and beverage hall in Astoria has announced that two additional restaurants will open at the venue.

A Columbian restaurant called Arepa Lady and a vegan restaurant named Urban Vegan Roots are the latest tenants set to be housed at The World Artisan Market, a repurposed warehouse located at 34-39 31st St.

The market has room for six restaurants and all have now been filled. The food hall will also feature Italian, Spanish and

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Global weather disruptions, food commodity prices, and economic activity

Global weather disruptions, food commodity prices, and economic activity: A global warning for advanced countries

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects a significant rise in the frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme weather events such as droughts, heatwaves and heavy rainfall (IPCC 2021). The direct local economic repercussions of such events are considered to be greater in low-income countries because these countries typically already have hotter climates, which implies that ecosystems are closer to their biophysical limits, and have less access to technology that can mitigate the consequences of extreme weather. Moreover, most low-income countries have very high

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International food firms targeting South Korea’s booming e-commerce sector urged to localise

South Korea’s e-commerce sector has undoubtedly grown significantly​ since COVID-19 hit the region, but according to local trade consultancy firm KOISRA’s Founder and CEO Eyal Victor Mamou, local consumer preferences in and of themselves had already been pushing this growth.

“There is no doubt that COVID-19 helped to boost this e-commerce trend and caused it to skyrocket, but bear in mind that this boost was seen not just in South Korea but also worldwide and South Korea, compared to other places, did not have a complete lockdown,”​ Mamou told FoodNavigator-Asia​.

“So this means people were still able to