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Fruits Press Release Sustainability

New collaboration between Fruit Group and Koa Switzerland

Fruit Group and Koa Switzerland proudly announce their partnership. It is a perfect match! Koa is the very first company to extract the cocoa pulp and its fruit juice in close cooperation with small-scale farmers in West Africa. Koa, a Swiss-Ghanaian start-up, is building a business that empowers rural communities in West Africa to create […]

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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Investments

Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Fund II closed at $302 million

Pontifax AgTech Management, a California based firm which invests in technology used in the food and agriculture sector, closed its second fund, Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund II, with commitments totaling $302m. The predecessor fund closed in 2017 with $105 million. Pontifax AgTech invests globally in growing businesses that improve agricultural productivity, nutrition, […]

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Beverages Food Processing Startups

Food & Beverage companies selected to participate in FoodBytes! Pitch 2020

Rabobank unveiled the companies selected to participate in FoodBytes! Pitch 2020, its global food and ag startup discovery program that helps entrepreneurs scale their impact through mentorship and connections to corporate leaders and investors. 15 companies which made their name to the list from consumer food and beverage (CPG) sector are: Evo Foods: Evo is […]

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Equinom builds new R&D Center

Equinom, Ltd. is the first seed-breeding company to open an R&D center that houses all vital departments together –biochemistry, applications, sensory, and breeding. The new center will enable these departments to work and communicate synergistically throughout the course of seed breeding and development, resulting in a more efficient and more accurate process. The new center […]

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FoodTech Fund Raise Plant-based

Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood has closed its IPO

Laird Superfood (NYSE: LSF), a maker of plant-based superfood products, has closed its initial public offering of 3,047,500 shares of its common stock. The shares were sold at the public offering price of $22 per share, resulting in the gross proceeds for Laird Superfood of approximately $67 million. Laird Superfood® began with a cup of […]

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Agriculture AgTech Event Food Processing

Maggi – Desh Ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020

Nestlé India in collaboration with Network 18 has unveiled the Desh ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020. This is a part of the ‘Maggi Desh ke liye 2 minute’ campaign to design innovative solutions to help the weaker sections of our society overcome the impact of the pandemic. The Agri-Business challenge is crafted to […]

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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech Sustainability

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, on a mission to end plastic

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, has developed SupraPulp™, a plastic-free packaging made of sugarcane waste that is fully compostable, safe and durable. SupraPulp™ isn’t like other compostable food packaging solutions. It’s non-coated, omniphobic and remains completely unaffected by liquids and oils. It’s a great replacement for rigid plastic. You can heat food in SupraPulp™ up […]

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AgTech Big Data Digital Solutions Precision Ag

Leaf, an AgTech startup, raised a $2 million seed round

Leaf, a food and agriculture data infrastructure company, has raised a $2 million seed round led by Cultivan Sandbox Ventures and SP Ventures. Existing investor Radicle Growth also joined the investment round. It was founded in 2018 with a mission to lower the barriers to entry in food and agriculture technology by providing developer-friendly API […]

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2021 Grains Innovation Fund is now open for applications

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $4.1 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $18 billion in economic output and are responsible for over […]

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AgTech Blockchain FoodTech Traceability

Hedera Hashgraph has teamed up with Australian agri supply chain platform Entrust

Australian agricultural supply chain platform, Entrust, has announced that it will operate on Hedera Hashgraph. Entrust was co-founded by Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines in part through AU$150,000 ($108,000) in backing from the Australian government. The beta platform is currently being tested by more than a dozen companies in the Clare Valley wine region of […]

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Food Processing FoodTech Fund Raise Plant-based

Phytolon, a startup developing plant-based food colours secured $4.1m in funding

Phytolon, an Israel based startup leveraging a proprietary, fermentation-based technology for the production of plant-based food colours completed a $4.1 million funding round led by Millenium Food-Tech, EIT Food, Consensus Business Group, The Trendlines Group, Israel Innovation Authority and Yossi Ackerman. Founded in 2018, Phytolon utilises current scientific advancements to bring biotechnology-based, natural, high-quality food-colorants […]

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AgTech Food Processing FoodTech Milk

3-D printing of milk-based products

3-D printing is a unique way to prepare customised food as per the consumer’s needs. Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a method to perform 3-D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients. Milk being rich in temperature sensitive nutrients like calcium and […]

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Investors are thrilled with PeaTos®’s strong growth amidst challenging times

Despite volatility in the current economic landscape, PeaTos® snack brand continues to disrupt the $21B market for salty “junk food” style snacks currently dominated by industry Goliath Frito Lay, and has completed a $7M Series A raise led by Jackson Springs Management Partners (JSMP) and Connetic Ventures, and including such celebrity investors as Hall of […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

9 European startups reshaping the Food Industry

StartLife, a Dutch AgTech and FoodTech accelerator, has selected nine European startups for the Fall 2020 cohort. StartLife Accelerate is the #1 program in The Netherlands supporting Food & Agtech startups to validate customer segments, raise funding and access leading corporates and investors in the industry. The best trainers, entrepreneurs, and Wageningen University & Research […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biotech Gene & Genomics

Harvest Genomics won top prize at 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition

Harvest Genomics was chosen by a jury of high-profile industry judges as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition. The Gryphon’s LAAIR program is funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and supports the commercialization of research findings for the benefit of the Ontario agri-food sector. The Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch […]

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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

Solve’s 2020 Sustainable Food Systems Challenge

Agriculture occupies more than 40 percent of the Earth’s land and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Farming, fishing, transporting, processing, and distributing food supports 28 percent of human livelihood, including 470 million smallholder farmers who often depend on less than 2 hectares for both income and sustenance. By 2050, that system will […]

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Agriculture AgTech Food Processing FoodTech

F’SAGRI innovation prize contest in the agricultural and food sectors

The French South African Agricultural Institute (F’SAGRI) Innovation Prize is intended for young students and researchers from all the universities of technology in South Africa, or start-up companies on the condition that the laureates startups then engage in a partnership with F’SAGRI universities by taking interns, proposing study cases, participating in workshops. F’SAGRI, created in […]

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Agriculture AgTech Event FoodTech Startups

Ag-tech Israel Virtual Exhibition

Ag-tech Israel Virtual Exhibition (sponsored by AWS and Naschitz Brandes Amir) will showcase Israel’s leading agriculture technologies and startups via an exclusive, immersive and engaging experience. This unique expo, being presented for the first time on a virtual art gallery platform, will open on September 7th, run for one full week and be accessible 24/7. […]

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Food Laws Milk Plant-based Vegan

Milk or Milked: the story of two labels

DAIRY PRIDE Act is often cited as the ‘‘Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese”. It states that No food may be introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce using a market name for a dairy product if the food does not meet the criterion set forth for dairy products. Dairy […]

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Agriculture Food Processing Trade

Alizés Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Agri-Food Exports

The Alizés Awards, presented by Farm Credit Canada, highlight the excellence of the work accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have distinguished themselves in international markets. Known in English as trade winds, the Alizés refer to the winds which established the main maritime trade routes between continents over the centuries and linked Canada to foreign […]

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Gene-editing to accelerate innovation in fruits and vegetables

Pairwise, a food tech company, stands at the forefront of breakthrough genome editing technologies to bring exciting new products to market that are more enticing, more convenient and more likely to end up in people’s grocery carts. The Pairwise team is one of the first to develop novel types of fruits and vegetables so that […]

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World Plant Milk Day – August 22

World Plant Milk Day is an international day that celebrates plant-based alternatives to dairy milk. Founded by Robbie Lockie, Co-founder of Plant Based News, in 2017 and established as a partnership with ProVeg in 2018, the campaign has attracted the attention of millions of people around the world and helped accelerate the transition from dairy […]

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Thailand based AgTech startup Ricult raised $2 m

AgTech startup company in Thailand, Ricult raised $2 million in new investment, bringing its total funding to $5 million, according to Nikkei. The company uses proprietary machine learning algorithms, leveraging satellite imagery, agronomic models and weather data to provide precision agritech services to farmers. The round was led by Bualuang Ventures and Krungsri Finnovate. Among […]

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AgTech Food Security Policy

Vision to make the UAE a global AgTech hub

The AgriTech Sector Development Team – a team comprising public and private-sector stakeholders from the UAE’s growing agricultural technology sector – convened for a workshop to explore proposed interventions to promote the adoption of technology in agricultural sub-sectors, with the objective of ensuring food security for current and future generations in the UAE. The team […]

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Biotech FoodTech Protein Sustainability

Creating green protein with no plants

Mycorena AB, a food tech company located in Göteborg, Sweden, created one of the most innovative and sustainable vegan protein for food, using a proprietary fungi-based process. The research work carried out in Sweden by Mycorena’s founder and CEO Dr. Ramkumar’s Nair, formed the basis of the concept of creating Mycorena’s unique fungi-based protein – […]