Prescribing food as a specialty drug.

This is so exciting! It seems “obvious” that food is tied to health, but this is the first time I’ve seen the healthcare system treat it that way. “Geisinger Health System’s program of providing free food as a treatment for diabetes — the Fresh Food Farmacy — yields improved outcomes for patients while reducing the cost of care.” learn more

What went wrong with on-demand, artisanal food.

With the recent failure of Silicon Valley startup Munchery, and the less-recent failure of Sprig, SF Chronical offers an interesting post-mortem of the on-demand food business model. It’s interesting to read some of the quotes from former Sprig employees about the lack of concern for quality as they scaled. I remember noticing this as a customer in Chicago – food quality went steadily downhill over the course of the first 3 months until I gave up on them. Thankfully I was introduced to Factor 75 shortly after! learn more

How gut bacteria from infants could prevent food allergy.

“Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy discovered that when gut microbes from healthy human infants were transplanted into germ-free mice, the animals were protected from an allergic reaction when exposed to cow’s milk.” The upshot: “These bacteria or their metabolites could be used as part of biotherapeutic drugs to prevent or reverse other common food allergies.” learn more