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Mother Jones reports that Mark Bittman, the celebrated and influential former New York Times food columnist who left the paper last year to become chief innovation officer at a vegan meal kit startup, has left that company, Purple Carrot.

"I'm ready for something new," Bittman said on Tuesday.

Purple Carrot said that Bittman retains his ownership stake in the company, but no longer will have any management role; both sides suggested the departure was amicable.
KC's View:
I've done it on a fare smaller scale than Bittman, but I can tell you from experience that it is hard to go from just a writer/pundit to being an entrepreneur ... they involve entirely different skill sets.

From my POV, I'm mostly going to miss Bittman's Fast Company columns about the entrepreneurial experience. They were fascinating.