Irish start-ups in the agrifood tech space are rated highly overseas with companies such as Cainthus making headlines globally. Photograph: iStock

Some $1 billion (€920 million) has been invested in Irish agrifoodtech companies since 2012 with Ireland being one of only a few countries worldwide t(...)

Big white air taxi: Hyundai and Uber’s all-electric full-scale electric air taxi, S-AI, on display during CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Image of the week: Fly now The decade has got off to a suitably sci-fi note at the much-maligned Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where (...)

Plant-based burgers are already on the menu of Burger King. And if it’s good enough for Burger King, it will be good enough for McDonalds. A once-marginal food will become mainstream. Photograph: Con Poulos/The New York Times

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of meat? Will future generations regard our habit of using an animal’s digestive system to turn vegetable p(...)

If you convert the meat on an average Irish cow carcass (about 210 kilos of meat) into hamburgers, it would equal about 1,825 quarter pounders

Food has not changed much in the past decade. A Sunday roast or mid-week dinner might have new takes or added exotica. But the expected meat and veg a(...)