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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…

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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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NGS Launches Healthy Heights® KidzProtein Nutritional Shakes

Nutritional Growth Solutions, Ltd., (NGS, ASX:NGS) launches Healthy Heights® KidzProtein and KidzProtein Vegan to support children’s development. The new product line includes 10 products: KidzProtein comes in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry; KidzProtein Vegan comes in chocolate and vanilla.  Initially launching in the US, the new nutritional shakes which include both dairy and plant-based formulas can serve as a nutritious and…

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Convent Capital introduces Agri Food Growth Fund 

Convent Capital today announces the launch of its new Agri Food Growth Fund, which offers growth capital to innovative and sustainable companies in the AgriFood industry. The fund has raised more than €50 million in capital from its investor network and will in the coming months acquire capital from institutional investors to grow to €150 million or beyond. Its first investment is in…

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GROW Impact Accelerator names its 2022 cohort of impact-driven agrifoodtech startups

GROW, the ecosystem catalyst for agrifoodtech impact, has announced the latest GROW Impact Accelerator cohort – and it’s the most diverse one yet. Showcasing innovations across the value chain – from IoT solutions for biodiversity to alt-protein products made from industrial sidestreams – the selected companies offer technologies that will drive positive transformation across our food and agriculture industry. The…

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Open Call for Transformative Agtech Solutions to Support Morocco’s Generation Green 2020-2030 Strategy

The AgriTech4Morocco Innovation Challenge is seeking motivated innovators driven by a passion for positively disrupting Morocco’s agriculture and food sectors through the next generation of agtech. Applicants should submit innovations of a product or service (technology, methodology, practice) at a proof-of-concept or minimum-viable-product stage and must address at least one of the pre-selected priority areas including climate risk adaptation, value chains efficiency, capacity building, financial…

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Eat Well Group’s Portfolio Company to Expand Global Pulse Production, Comments on Food Security

Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Eat Well Group” or “EWG”) (CN:EWG) (US:EWGFF) (FRA:6BC0) announces its portfolio company, Belle Pulses (“Belle”), plans to upgrade and expand its production facilities to meet recent demand increases caused by the global food supply chain crisis. “Belle processes crops that are considered nitrogen fixers and typically require less fertilizer than other common agricultural crops.” International markets for…

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BioBetter Breaks Bottleneck in Cultivated Meat with Tobacco Plants

FoodTech start-up, BioBetter, Ltd., has assigned a new role for the much-maligned Nicotiana tabacum plant upon discovering it can overcome the greatest hurdle in cultured meat—that of scaled production. Working behind the scenes of the emerging cultured meat industry, BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants to create the growth factors necessary for the cellular development of cultivated meat. This landmark botanical…

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PheroSyn Awarded Grant to Develop Supply of Novel Fruit Pest Pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has secured an Innovate UK smart grant for a project to validate new high-value pheromones, and to scale-up their production and distribution. The £0.5 million project is a 36-month collaboration with Rothamsted Research, the globally acclaimed agricultural research institute, and Andermatt Biocontrol UK, the leading supplier…

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Wanda Fish Technologies Enters Collaboration with Tufts University

FoodTech start-up Wanda Fish Technologies, Ltd. has signed two agreements with Tufts University to advance the company’s goals in the emerging field of cultivated fish. Under a licensing agreement, Wanda Fish gains exclusive rights to certain intellectual property in fish cell cultivation developed by Tufts researcher David Kaplan, a leader in the field of cellular agriculture. Additionally, a two-year sponsored…

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Announcing THRIVE’s Latest Accelerator Cohort!

We are delighted to announce the ten global startups selected to join the 8th cohort (THRIVE VIII) of award winning accelerator program. The ten companies were selected from an applicant pool of over 800 startups from across 78 countries. The competitive selection process, conducted by THRIVE’s corporate partners, focused on the startups’ potential impact on sustainability as well as commercial success.  The…

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True Blue for Hot and Cold drinks

FoodTech start-up Gavan, Ltd. is beating the blue colorant blues by creating a wide array of natural blue colorings for hot and cold drinks via a proprietary technology. Gavan developed an innovative method for extracting an entirely natural, pure blue that delivers high performance and…

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Cultivate Tomorrow is a grassroots initiative launched by students from MIT, Northwestern, Yale, UW Madison, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UVM, and Ohio State University. The Founder and Director is Jasmin Kern, currently an undergraduate senior at MIT studying Chemistry with a focus…

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