Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China. 

“A move to let rainbow trout be labelled as salmon after a food scandal causes a splash in China.” I guess nobody should be surprised by another food scandal coming from China, but I imagine the problem is actually a global one. I’d love to see a food supply chain transparency solution, blockchain or otherwise. learn more

The ugly truth of ugly produce. 

Phat Beets Produce puts the startup Imperfect Produce “on blast” for their business model. Basically, the author claims that the food wasn’t going un-eaten before their existence, so the business basically reduces supply for food banks. learn more

The weird science of cheese. 

We can thank Wired UK for this gem. “Cheese is not just food, it’s a variety show. The multitude of aromas, flavours, and textures found in cheeses throughout the world is more than we encounter with any other food” learn more

One in three fish caught never make it to the plate. 

A new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says “that 35% of global catches are wasted. About a quarter of these losses are bycatch or discards, mostly from trawlers, where unwanted fish are thrown back dead because they are too small or an unwanted species. But most of the losses are due to a lack of knowledge or equipment, such as refrigeration or ice-makers, needed to keep fish fresh.” learn more

Cargill reboots 153-year-old strategy. 

“When William Wallace Cargill built the company, he helped revolutionize grain storage by constructing more-efficient warehouses with features such as multiple floors and conveyors. Now the company is again betting on agricultural innovations, this time by developing software advances its farm customers can use to increase the efficiency of their own operations.” learn more

P.F. Chang’s goes to China. 

Per the WSJ article, so far, it’s going better than Taco Bell’s attempt to break into the Mexico market. “The chain says it isn’t trying for real Chinese cuisine; diners want to know what Americans think Chinese food should taste like” learn more