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Agriculture Sustainability

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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AgTech FoodTech Startups

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 […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

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 […]

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FoodTech Fresh Produce Packaging

StePac’s Automated Packaging Formats Reign on the Chile-China Route

StePac Ltd.’s lean, automated Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) solutions gained rave reviews among Chilean cherry packers and exporters especially during the recent China cherry export season ahead of the recent Chinese New Year celebrations. The novel packaging formats have proven instrumental in helping the packers make the transition from manual to faster and more efficient […]

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FoodTech Packaging Sustainability

Melodea Spearheads New Era in Sustainable Packaging

Green-tech start-up Melodea, Ltd. joins the sustainable packaging scene to take on the plastic waste crisis. The company developed MelOx™, a high-performance, plant-sourced barrier coating that protects packaged products from oxygen and oil and grease transmission. The company also developed Melodea VBcoat™ that protects packaged goods from water vapor and oil and grease transmission.  Unlike […]

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Events Food Processing FoodTech

Anuga HORIZON: Koelnmesse to launch new innovation platform for the food industry in 2022

Triad comprising of exhibition, conference and experience creates a new form of trade fair experience. The already dynamic environment of the food and beverage industry has been undergoing significant change for many years, which has been further boosted by the pandemic. In order to do justice to the arising need for new solutions, Koelnmesse has […]

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AgTech Food Loss/Waste Fresh Produce

Sufresca Accelerates Its Green Solution to Reduce Waste and Plastic

Tel Aviv – AgriTech start-up Sufresca, Ltd. is breathing new life into the global pursuit for combatting food waste and plastic use. The company optimized its novel invisible edible coating designed to extend the shelf-life of fresh produce and expanding its use to fit a range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Sufresca also shares the […]

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Food Safety FoodTech Nutrition Precision Agriculture

With more focus on safety, why is it still hard to find healthy food?

We are willing to pay more for better-quality food. Why can’t we then choose between an OK apple and a super nutritious one at the store?   Food safety is increasingly becoming the dominant topic of conversations across the developed world. Over the past decades, the focus was on securing as much food as possible; however, for years now, that […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Events Food Security Sustainability

Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge: Call for innovative solutions in the agri-food tech space

The Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge is seeking innovators driven by a passion for solving challenges in the agri-food sector by utilizing or conserving agrobiodiversity. As part of the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 15-18, 2021, in Rome, the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge will recognize new products, services, and best practices that can help farmers, consumers, and food […]

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Food Processing Food Safety Fruits Horticulture

Successful SGF certification for the FruBaTec banana plant in Colombia

FruBaTec SAS Zomac is a joint venture between the largest private banana producer in Colombia, Greenland and CT Finance AG. The joint banana plant has now successfully passed the audits for SGF certification. FruBaTec is located near Turbo in the port of Uraba and has an annual capacity of 30,000 tons of banana puree and […]