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AgTech AI Precision Agriculture

Agrematch announces trials success for AI-discovered natural herbicide

Agrematch Ltd, an AI company focusing on the discovery and development of crop input products, announced that it has moved closer to commercializing its novel bioherbicide after favourable trials with commercially important crop weeds, including strains resistant to widely used synthetic herbicides. Discovered and developed in less than 12 months using Agrematch’s artificial intelligence predictive […]

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Agriculture AgTech Investments

Safex Chemicals acquires UK based Briar Chemicals for GBP73 Mn in one of the largest overseas agrochemicals transactions

Safex Chemicals India Limited (Safex), a fast growing Indian agrochemicals company, announces the acquisition of Briar Chemicals (Briar), the UK’s leading agrochemicals Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) provider, from the pan-European alternative investment firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities. Safex is backed by ChrysCapital, one of India’s largest private equity firms, which owns a significant minority […]

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AgTech AI Imagery

AI certification de-risks AgTrade  

AgriTrade auction platform builder ConnectOne will be using GoMicro’s phone-based AI assessment technology to create quality certificates for online cardamon trade. Human quality assessment is subjective. Quality standards differ from assessor to assessor, company to company, and country to country. GoMicro will soon eliminate this subjectivity through accurate AI-based assessment. “We are impressed with GoMicro’s […]

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Food Loss/Waste Natural Ingredients Sustainability

ANINA transforms ugly veg into artistic ready meal

FoodTech start-up ANINA Culinary Art, Ltd. is reshaping the future of ready meals by merging art with technology through a culinary experience of meals from upcycled vegetables. Each whole “meal-in-a-pod” is all-natural, loaded with nutrients, and made from so-called “ugly” vegetables. ANINA in a Nutshell The ANINA pod is a complete meal made from vegetables […]

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Plant-based Foods Protein

Functionally charged proteins clean up labels in meat alternatives

Meala’s activated protein platform replaces methylcellulose and artificial fillers, boosts sensory attributes. Start-up Meala FoodTech Ltd. is breaking new ground in cleaning up labels in meat analogs using veggie protein. Meala’s proprietary platform creates functionally activated proteins designed to replace 1:1 methylcellulose and other hydrocolloid and gums widely used in meat replacements as binding and […]

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FoodTech Fund Raise Plant-based Foods

PeakBridge Growth II Fund finalises its first two investments 

PeakBridge, a member of the Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity partnership, is a pioneering global impact fund manager in Agri-FoodTech. PeakBridge focuses on scalable, patented, and sustainable technologies addressing long term environmental and nutrition challenges in agri-food chains. PeakBridge’s Growth II Fund (SFDR 9) made its first investments in Dutch company Rival Foods and French […]

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FoodTech Meat Plant-based Foods

Redefine Meat launches in Finland, partnering with MeEat to distribute New-Meat™ to restaurants nationwide

New-MeatTM pioneer, Redefine Meat, announces its expansion into Finland, partnering with local plant-based manufacturer and distributor, MeEat, to distribute Redefine Meat’s breakthrough plant-based product range to restaurants nationwide. Having been adopted by leading high-end chefs across Europe, the collaboration will provide Finnish restaurants, for the first time, access to plant-based premium cuts and minced products […]

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FoodTech Fund Raise Meat

BioBetter lands USD10M funding to relieve cultivated meat’s bottleneck using tobacco plants

FoodTech start-up BioBetter, Ltd., has secured USD10M in its A –round funding. The round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), with additional investment from Milk & Honey Ventures and the Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA). This significant injection of capital will be instrumental in accelerating cell-cultured meat closer to its ambitions for broad scale production. […]

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Cellular Agriculture Fisheries FoodTech

Shiok Meats and Minh Phu Seafood sign MOU to establish an R&D facility, advancing development and capabilities of Cultivated Seafood

Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd. (Shiok Meats) and Minh Phu Seafood Joint Stock Company (Minh Phu Seafood) announced that they had signed an MOU to cooperatively carry out research and development (R&D) in the production of sustainable seafood, which includes setting up a joint R&D facility in Vietnam. The announcement is a step forward in sustainable […]

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FoodTech Plant-based Foods Protein

Gavan develops zero-waste plant protein extraction 

Gavan Technologies, Ltd., has developed a novel, waste-free protein extraction method that completes the sustainability loop through the sustainability practice of upcycling. The foodtech start-up supports the circular economy by positioning total plant extraction at the core of its operations. “Our new, multistep technological platform enables us to take any plant source, isolate and extricate […]