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Aleph Farms Hires Chief of Regulatory Affairs Ahead of Global Commercialization

New Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance will help the company accelerate commercialization amidst a growing consumer demand and advancements in the regulatory environment. Aleph Farms, the first cultivated meat company to grow steaks directly from non-genetically engineered animal cells, today announced the addition of Yifat Gavriel as Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality…

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Bom Futuro and Natter to Introduce Greeneye Precision Spraying Technology in Brazil

Following the success of its commercial launch in North America earlier this year, agtech pioneer, Greeneye Technology, today announces the first in-field testing of its breakthrough precision spraying technology in Brazil. Bom Futuro, the world’s largest producer of soybeans, and Natter, a rapidly-growing sustainable agribusiness, will run extensive field trials on farms in Mato Grosso,…

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Dynameat to tackle Singapore food security issue to avoid future chicken shortages

Singapore-based food-technology startup Dynamic Foodco is working to tackle Singapore’s food security issue and will be launching Dynameat plant-based chicken alternative by the end of 2022. Dynamic Foodco will be using the seed funds raised to deepen its research and development capabilities, strengthen its core team and build its IP facility as it works to commercialize the product. “With…

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Aquapurna, Billund Aquaculture revolutionizing sustainable shrimp farming

Billund Aquaculture and Germany’s Aquapurna have joined forces to create more sustainable and animal-friendly shrimp farming using a cutting-edge automated and tech-driven production model. Founded in 2020, the German food and agritech startup Aquapurna has, from the outset, aimed to “develop the most advanced method of land-based shrimp farming to provide the world with delicious shrimp while protecting the planet.”…

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Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund Co-invests with Trendlines in TierraSpec

The Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund (“the Fund”), set up by Bayer CropScience LP (“Bayer”) and The Trendlines Group Ltd. (“Trendlines”) (SGX: 42T; OTCQX: TRNLY), announced the establishment of TierraSpec Ltd. (“TierraSpec”), a new company focused on real-time remote measurement and validation of carbon sequestration in agricultural soil to allow the issue of carbon credits and soil health monitoring. TierraSpec’s…

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StartLife partners with impact investor Astanor Ventures to help scale up disruptive agrifoodtech

Agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife has partnered with Astanor, a venture capital fund uniquely focused on supporting and scaling disruptive solutions to some of the most urgent global needs in food and agriculture. Together they aim to maximise impact by helping startups grow internationally. The partnership connects StartLife’s large network of startups with Europe’s largest impact investor in the sector, and facilitates…

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Azelis inaugurates state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center for Food & Nutrition in Singapore

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, announces the opening of its Regional Innovation Center (RIC) for Food & Nutrition (F&N) in Singapore, further demonstrating the Group’s commitment to continuously invest in its innovation capabilities. The RIC will generate a wealth of possibilities for food innovation towards healthier and tastier solutions through pioneering,…

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Future Crops Moves to 100% Renewable Energy

Future Crops, Ltd., has taken its vertical farm a further step off the grid by shifting to reliance on 100% renewable energy. Harnessing the natural green powers of solar and wind energy, the company also is solving the primary hurdle to bringing the industry to a substantially greater carbon-neutral position, all while advancing its sustainability goals.  Over the past decade,…

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CellRev re-brand as they accelerate commercialisation of their breakthrough technology

Technology disrupter CellRev, previously known as CellulaRevolution, which aims to revolutionise cell cultivation has undergone a complete brand refresh as they continue to ready their technology for the market. CellRev is a bio & foodtech company that was spun out of Newcastle University in 2019 that has developed an innovative technology founded on the ability to continuously grow, detach, and…

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Imagindairy Closes its Seed Round, Reaching a Total of USD28M in Investment

FoodTech startup Imagindairy, Ltd., developer of animal-free milk proteins, secured an additional USD15M in its extended seed-round. The initial round in November 2021 brought in USD13M. This brings the total investment capital to USD28M, making it one of the highest-earning seed rounds in the alternative protein space. The funding was led by Target Global and joined by the company’s existing…

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RootCamp, Hannover’s Innovation Hub, launches its third program with seven international AgriTech startups focused on livestock and carbon farming

More than 250 applications from over 58 countries were received by the AgriFood Tech Accelerator for the call for Batch #3. In cooperation with the renowned partners K+S, KWS, SKW Piesteritz, hannoverimpuls and the Leipzig SpinLab Accelerator, seven startups were selected. In addition, the program is supported by IP specialist Eisenführ & Speiser and EUROTIER. The following startups will be…

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World’s first eco-industrial park for agribusiness

Zero-waste, circular economy and carbon offsetting are the buzz phrases that resound across the sustainability spectrum, particularly within the global agriculture industry. While many still contemplate their future actions, Parkactive is stepping forward with a new eco-industrial park concept in Colombia that achieves these fundamentals. CEO Cyril Kluxen spoke to Andy Probert on efforts to build this all-encompassing world first.…

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MIT educated Israeli AgTech entrepreneurs fighting global warming

The Covid-19 pandemic in concert with global warming and the increased pace of our ecosystem degradation should be recognized as a watershed moment that will urge us to rebuild a new food security system to secure food availability around the world.  MIT, as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and it’s alumni have been developing new ways to overcome these global…

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AVF White Paper – Towards sustainable food systems

Global population growth is directly linked to the continuous depletion of our resources. Food production and agriculture practices of today will not be affordable for humanity in the future and land-system change by deforestation for agricultural practices is one of the worst anthropogenic alterations of natural environments. The inefficient use of fertilizers contributes to pollution of water bodies, negative soil…

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IFF, DuPont Join SimpliiGood to Develop Smoked Salmon From Spirulina

International food conglomerate IFF-DuPont is teaming up with Israeli foodTech start-up SimpliiGood by Algaecore Technologies LTD. to develop the first commercial smoked salmon analog made entirely from a single ingredient: whole fresh spirulina. The company is climate protection-oriented, growing its spirulina in the desert under controlled, ideal conditions.  Single-ingredient algae-based product The plant-based salmon-like cut is uniquely crafted to take…

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Dutch government agrees to invest €60M toward building full cellular agriculture ecosystem

The Dutch government announced that it will be earmarking € 60 million ($ 65.4 million), to support the formation of an ecosystem around cellular agriculture, which is the technology to produce animal products like milk and meat directly from cells. It represents the largest public funding into the cellular agriculture field ever, globally. The funding is awarded under conditions by…

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