By Erin Valentine
Food and technology go hand-in-hand, like apps and Chipotle, video games and vegetables, and food pictures and philanthropy.
Sound a little strange? Well, keep on reading.
Feedie: Food Photography and Philanthropy
Mario Batali and The Lunchbox Fund just launched Feedie, an app where whenever you upload a picture of your meal, they donate the monetary equivalent of a meal. The Lunchbox Fund raises money for meals for South African schoolchildren.
Chipotle: Application for Sustainability
Chipotle released a mobile game earlier this month to promote food sustainability. Chipotle, the popular Mexican food company, has always been a big supporter of sustainability food practices. This applications offers a way to educate players on fresh food and sustainability.
Food Practice Shooter: Video Games and Vegetables
To encourage kids to eat their vegetables, a Japanese game creator invented Food Practice Shooter. The game works by connecting positive feelings to eating vegetable-flavored cookies, all while keeping a city safe from giant vegetables.