Categories
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 […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
Aeroponics AgTech Fund Raise

Aeroponics startup Aerospring Gardens has raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round

Aerospring Gardens Pte Ltd, an aeroponics startup based out of Singapore raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round from Sirius Venture Capital, a boutique venture capital and entrepreneurial finance firm. The Aerospring is a compact, modular, self-watering vertical gardening system that looks good in any urban dwelling. It grows 27-36 edible plants on one […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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 – […]

Categories
Agriculture AgTech Fund Raise Precision Ag

Agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying technology

Irish agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying tech in Series A round of funding led by Astanor Ventures. It brings the total fund raised for the Agritech startup to €18 million. MagGrow uses magnetic technology to spray crops more precisely, producing higher crop yields, and reducing water and pesticide use. Farmers using the system […]

Categories
Blockchain FoodTech Traceability

Blockchain-based wine traceability platform

Tech giant Tencent has revealed its plan for creating a blockchain-based wine traceability platform in collaboration with Changyu, China’s biggest and oldest wine producer. It is said to be a nationwide first for the country’s domestic wine industry. Changyu Pioneer Wine Co. Inc., located in Yantai, Shandong, is China’s oldest and largest winery. It was […]

Categories
AgTech Event FoodTech

Food and Agtech Thailand Soft Launch

Following the success of Plug and Play Food’s Innovation Platforms in Silicon Valley, Brazil, and Fargo/USA, Plug and Play APAC is excited to bring the top startups, corporations, investors, and government officials in the Agrifood space in Thailand to identify the industry’s leading challenges and implement novel startup solutions. Plug and Play is the world’s […]

Categories
AgTech Animal Husbandry Big Data

BASF Venture Capital is investing in SmartAHC

BASF Venture Capital is investing in SmartAHC, a leading e-traceability digital solution provider for pig farmers. Their technology optimises productivity yield of pigs through predictive analytics, and caters to a rapidly growing market. Based on low-power wide-area intelligent sensing technology, Smart Animal Husbandry Care Pte Ltd. independently developed the first micro-sensor that is suitable for […]

Categories
Education Food Processing Food Safety

300+ Free Online Food Industry Training Courses

BiaBiz Ltd, a food industry web directory designed to educate & empower the Food industry. It is a unique dedicated platform that spans the entire supply chain and includes categorised links to 300+ free training courses, best practice, instructional toolkits, national standards, global conferences, open access journals, publications and associations. It’s a ‘go to’ place […]

Categories
Food Processing Fruits Sustainability

Frutco has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030

Switzerland-based Frutco AG, founded in 1992, as a sales partner for banana puree in Europe for Paradise Ingredients and Mexifrutas in Costa Rica, has made it a mission to be 100% sustainable by 2030. We see sustainability as an opportunity to combine economic, ecological and social aims to ensure long-term success. We, therefore wholeheartedly support […]

Categories
FoodTech Investments

FoodTech startup, SilverConnect raised funds to fast-track the rollout of food options for people with swallowing difficulties

The question, “What happens if one day a person cannot eat?” was lingering in the minds of Directors, Yiru Shen and Jeannie Ong, when they started a specialised FoodTech startup, SilverConnect. The company was founded in 2017 with the intent to enhance nourishment for the elderly and relieve their caregivers from the daily burden of […]

Categories
Food Safety Trade

India allows in-transit cold treatment for Australian Fruits

The Indian government has announced market improvements to allow in-transit cold treatment of Australian top fruit, summer fruit and table grapes. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says India’s approval of in-transit cold treatment of a variety of fruits is a major breakthrough for Australia’s growers. This approval to use in-transit cold treatment is expected to boost […]

Categories
Agriculture Education

Agriculture Training Support Program in Alberta

Agriculture Training Support Program is intended to offset costs for COVID-19 safety and training, including the costs for personal protective equipment and to remove any barriers to getting Albertans safely working. As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Risk Management programs, this program will improve the agriculture and agri-food sector’s ability to anticipate, mitigate and […]

Categories
Biotech

Biotalys NV developed biofungicide, with potential to address increasing fungicide resistance

Biotalys NV, a food and crop protection company, announced the results from more than 100 field trials of its innovative biofungicide, BioFun-1, which is on track to launch in the United States in 2022. BioFun-1, an eco-friendly and innovative biofungicide, provides growers with a novel mode of action to address increasing fungicide resistance, with potential […]

Categories
Food Safety Supply Chain

It’s not the food supply chain that’s breaking, it’s the meat supply chain

Supply lines across the food industry have been impacted by the coronavirus. Shuttered restaurants, university dining halls, workplace food providers, and more have all strained the food supply chain. In particular, the meat industry has suffered the hardest hit. In addition to closures of many of its largest purchasers, COVID-19 outbreaks inside meatpacking facilities have […]

Categories
AgTech FoodTech

AgriFood Category Definitions

Ag Biotechnology: On-farm inputs for crop & animal ag including genetics, microbiome, breeding, animal health. Agribusiness Marketplaces: Commodities trading platforms, online input procurement, equipment leasing. Bioenergy & Biomaterials: Non-food extraction & processing, feedstock technology, cannabis pharmaceuticals. Farm Management Software, Sensing & IoT: Ag data capturing devices, decision support software, big data analytics Farm Robotics, Mechanization […]

Categories
AgTech FoodTech

Top AgTech and FoodTech Startups

AgTech and FoodTech are on the cusp of next era of productivity and environmental conservation while reducing food waste, improving carbon sequestration, improving water quality, and increasing renewable energy. Below is the glimpse of exceptional companies who are pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology. These 100 innovative AgTech and FoodTech companies are categorised in […]

Categories
Food Safety

Food safety violations: Chipotle to pay $25 million fine

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay $25 million to resolve criminal charges related to the company’s involvement in foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened more than 1,100 people between 2015 and 2018, according to the Department of Justice. This case highlights why it is important for restaurants and members of the food services industry to ensure […]

Categories
Uncategorized

COVID-19 and the Capitalist Food System

As we discover our agricultural system is responsible for spreading the virus, we also realize how perilously dependent we all are on those very systems of food provision for survival. Both of these problems are caused by one problem: our food system as a whole is controlled by private, for-profit capitalists. It is the profit […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Latin America Biopesticides Market Overview

As demand for healthier foods increases, so does organic farming, and the government actively supports the use of biological pesticides by purchasing from suppliers and selling to farmers at a lower price. On a global scale, the United States remains the leading participant in the global biopesticide market, with 35% of total sales, being followed […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Satellites Are Helping to Track Food Supplies in Coronavirus Era

As the coronavirus pandemic leads to anxiety over the strength of the world’s food supply chains, everyone from governments to banks are turning to the skies for help. The coronavirus outbreak has triggered a fresh surge in demand for alternative data to shed light on how the pandemic is impacting industries and trade across the […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Accredited ‘safe’ vegetables help Vietnamese farmers earn more

Farmers in Northwest Vietnam are accessing a new path to market for their vegetables—via an accreditation program—to help them sell into high-value modern retail markets in Hanoi. The region’s favourable climate and soil conditions are suitable for growing tropical, subtropical and some temperate vegetables. Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) provides guidelines on how to grow […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Food Recall – Managing crisis without losing credibility?

Food recalls are a series of corrective actions that remove potentially unsafe products from the distribution channel, store shelves and consumers’ kitchen to prevent public health. Food recalls have different classes and usually done when there is a remote or reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death.The main causes of […]