As Bob Dylan famously said, “The times they are a-changin.’” This sentiment was abundantly clear in our most-read articles in July. Check out these reader favorites to keep tabs on the latest in the industry.

1. PepsiCo Aims to Diversify Product Portfolio with Startup Incubator “The Hive”

PepsiCo produces one of the most recognizable beverages in the world. But with consumers taking on a new taste for health food, the industry giant is backing a startup innovator called “The Hive” in hopes of diversifying its product portfolio.  

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2. Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, Funded by Cargill and Ecolab, Welcomes 9 Food Industry Startups to the 2018 Class

The Farm to Fork accelerator recently announced its 2018 class, consisting of nine innovative startups. Participants, chosen by Techstars, are working towards innovating the food industry supply chain, food safety, restaurant efficiencies, and more.

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3. Food Industry Reports Growth, But Tariffs Loom Large in ISM Report

Rising numbers in new orders, production, employment, reflects the food industry’s healthy growth over the past few months. However, a sense of uncertainty surrounding Trump-era tariffs is forming a dark cloud over some sectors.

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4.  Clear Labs Launches First End-to-End NGS Based Food Safety Platform for Routine Pathogen Testing

Food safety is paramount for businesses across the industry, and Clear Labs is aiming to make routine pathogen testing more efficient and accurate. Read more about the technology in this recent interview with Clear Labs CCO Mahni Ghorashi.

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5. New Zealand Researchers Use PEF to Make French Fries Healthier, Processing More Efficient

Pulsed electric field technology, or PEF, is an emerging technology with far-reaching implications for the food processing industry. PEF can help make processing more efficient, reduce waste, and much, much more.

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