WeWork to Launch Food Innovation Lab

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March 14, 2019 - Bridget Hallinan of Food & Wine writes: WeWork—the company known for operating shared workspaces—has had a busy year. Back in September, the company banned meat from its office menu for environmental reasons, and told employees they could no longer expense meat-based meals; in January, the company announced a rebranding as the We Companythis link opens in a new tab, with three business units (WeWork, WeLive, and WeGrow). Up next? WeWork Food Labs (run by WeWork Labs), a concept dedicated to “powering the future of food,” according to a statement. The concept was announced today, reports Eaterthis link opens in a new tab, and the space is expected to open later this year in Chelsea.

“How we approach food and sustainability today will have an impact on us for generations to come, and as a global community, we are uniquely positioned to drive real change in this industry,” Roee Adler, global head of WeWork Labs, said in a statement. “WeWork Food Labs will empower innovators across the food and agricultural space, giving them the tools and resources they need to create sustainable solutions that address challenges both within our own community and on a global scale.” More…