Editor’s note: Last summer, we kicked off our first annual Food Loves Tech event in Chelsea—here’s a recap. We’re bringing a taste of the food and farming future back this year, but just across the East River at Industry City. The event’s still in the early planning phases, but here’s the press release we’re sharing today. More soon!
Congratulations @chefjoseandres on your Congressional Hunger Center award for your inspiring work. It was a pleasure hosting you at our @foodlovestech interactive installation. Thanks to @irwinadam for snapping this photo! #tbt #wefighthunger #inspiring #foodlovestech #fltnyc #joseandres #chef #foodtech #startup #gardening #urbanfarming #personalproduce #sproutsio
Food Loves Tech (FLT), conducted by Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn, is an education by entertainment innovation expo that will take place over two days at venue partner Industry City in Brooklyn from November 3-4, 2017. A hub for innovation, community and sustainability, Industry City’s blocks are an optimal setting for the weekend’s battery center, situated in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Arranged as a series of experiential exhibits, with samplings from unforgettable food and drink makers sprinkled throughout, FLT will continue Edible’s charge to connect positive pioneers in food technology and sustainability with the food chain of tomorrow. First premiering in June 2016, FLT in November 2017 will continue to go where no food explorers have gone before. Multiple immersive installations, technologies, tastings, leadership panels and dining experiences will travel the current and future states of food across four themes: in the field, in the city, in the home and on the horizon.
From rooftop farming to the food app boom, from virtual reality menus to new sustainable protein sources like grilled crickets, FLT will bring together food and drink innovators, start ups and thought-leaders with food aficionados and enthusiasts alike to discuss where food has been and where it is going–on and off the grid.
“Edible’s history in supporting and predicting the future of food situates us uniquely to create this event, and offer a rare chance for the public to glimpse the technologies that will soon be in our everyday food lives,” said Publisher Stephen Munshin.
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