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Qualitas Health Partners with Grupo Indukern and Gullspång Re:food

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, Ltd., DBA iwi, announces a partnership with Grupo Indukern, Barcelona, and Gullspång Re:food VC, Stockholm. These strategic partnerships enable Qualitas Health to accelerate company growth through development of innovative, algae-centered products and increase its footprint in the plant-based products market. With the consolidation of sizeable investment by the two entities, […]

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Food Processing FoodTech Meat Startups

Aleph Farms and The Technion Reveal World’s First Cultivated Ribeye Steak

The proof-of-concept incorporates real muscle, fat, and vascular-like system similar to a ribeye from a slaughtered cow, in strategy to build a diverse portfolio of cultivated meat cuts of any dimension. Aleph Farms Ltd.(the Company)and its research partner at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have successfully cultivated […]

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Food Processing FoodTech Plant-based Foods Startups

Th e Kellogg Challenge: New Microbiome-Based Innovation for Gut Wellness

Future Food-Tech has partnered with Kellogg Company to launch an Innovation Challenge, giving new talent in the industry a chance to shine on a big virtual stage. Wellness is a major area of focus for Kellogg, and through this challenge, the company is seeking pitches on unique plant-based ideas that support digestive wellness. New plant […]

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Qualitas Health/iwi raises $10m in first close of new investment round

Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, DBA iwi, announces it has secured $10 million in venture funds at a $73million post-money valuation. The investment round is being led by world-class FoodTech investor PeakBridge VC, Malta, together with Arancia Group, a privately owned Mexico-based food ingredient/food service conglomerate, Minrav (the company’s largest investor) and additional private investors. […]

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AgTech Food Processing FoodTech Meat

Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Bring Cultivated Meat to Japan

Aleph Farms, Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring cultivated meat to the Japanese table. Aleph Farms will provide its proven, scalable manufacturing platform (BioFarm™) for cultivation of whole-muscle steaks. Mitsubishi Corporation will provide its expertise in biotechnology processes, branded food manufacturing, and local distribution channels in […]

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AgTech Fund Raise Greenhouse - Agriculture

AgTech startup AppHarvest raised $28 million in a Series C funding round

AppHarvest, a startup building North America’s largest greenhouse, raised $28 million in a Series C funding round. It brings the total fund raised for the greenhouse startup to $150 million during the past two years. AppHarvest is building some of America’s largest greenhouses, combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce. […]

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AgTech FoodTech

ESG set aside over S$55 million to develop a vibrant agri-food tech ecosystem

Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has set aside over S$55 million to accelerate the growth of promising local agriculture and aquaculture companies. ESG’s ongoing efforts will catalyse innovation and scalable solutions to meet evolving needs. ESG has put in place various initiatives to support the growth of the agri-food tech startup ecosystem and drive deep tech commercialisation. […]

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Food Security Local Food

Buy local branding initiative: “Buy Algoma, Buy Local”

Given the urgent need for change in the global food market, there has never been such a demand for locally grown, fresh, organic food. Local production helps mitigate reliance on imports and serves as a buffer during supply disruptions to import sources, which contributes to the food security. It not only stimulates the local economy, […]

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AgTech FoodTech

Singapore Food Bowl aims to help regional agri-food tech startups

GROW’s Singapore Food Bowl program aims to help regional agri-food tech startups fast track their growth trajectory and commercialise novel technologies specifically relevant to Singapore’s food security agenda. The 12-week virtual accelerator allows for the local ecosystem to make a change together, by forming a cohort of local and regional startups to address the challenges […]

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AgTech Greenhouse - Agriculture

Hotraco Horti completed one of the largest agricultural greenhouse project

Hotraco Horti completed a large automation project in Egypt covering more than 1200 ha in 2020. It is seen as one of the largest agricultural greenhouse projects in the world. Hotraco Horti supplied complete automation for greenhouse climate and irrigation. The greenhouse project is an initiative of the National Company for Protective Cultivations (NCPC) and […]

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Agriculture Fisheries

‘Survive, reboot, and grow,’ is the ‘new normal’

Amid the challenges in global food systems due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippines, is ready to take on the challenge of the ‘new normal’ facing the country’s agriculture and fishery sector. It is imperative for the government to rethink and restructure its policies and practices to prevent from being overwhelmed […]

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AgTech Press Release

What’s it like to start your own agri tech business during a global pandemic?

It is certainly a challenging time to start a new business, but is there ever a right time to start a new venture? Given the urgent need for change in the global food market, there has never been such a demand for locally grown, fresh, organic food. Meet Lauren Davis and Jessica O’Leary. Recent graduates […]

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Agriculture

Urban Agriculture: A national strategy in works for Luxembourg

Urban farming or urban agriculture is essential not only as an alternative to traditional production, but as an innovative solution to promote the circular economy and thus reinvent our cities. The Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, NEOBUILD and the Council for the Economic Development of Construction (CDEC) presented on the occasion of the […]

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Trade

European Commission warns against shift towards protectionism in agri-food sector

Uncertainty about food availability sparked a wave of export restrictions, creating a shortage on the global market. Countries across the EU are increasingly considering protectionist measures, promoting national agri-food products and discouraging imported products. There has been a sequel of instances across the EU, particularly in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Austria, Greece, where concerned […]

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Food and Agribusiness

What’s the way out for Big Food companies?

After decades of rising sales and high popularity, makers and sellers of processed food are under pressure. Stringent regulations, negative media campaigns, declining popularity, shrinking margins and consolidation are the trending words in the food processing industry. What’s the way out for Big Food companies? Consolidation and cost-cutting: The situation in Big Food sector is […]

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Food and Agribusiness

The Farm-to-Table Connection Comes Undone

Farm-to-table — the term has become a fixture in the culinary lexicon — started in the 1970s, when Chez Panisse and a handful of other restaurants hatched what then seemed like a radical notion: Build menus from food grown by nearby farmers who are thoughtful about everything from the seeds they select and the soil […]

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Food and Agribusiness

ADIO to invest US$100 million in four global AgTech pioneers

Four agriculture technology (AgTech) pioneers will build new facilities in Abu Dhabi dedicated to developing next generation agriculture in arid and desert agriculture. The Abu Dhabi Investment Office, ADIO, has partnered individually with AeroFarms, Madar Farms, RNZ and Responsive Drip Irrigation, RDI. The investment office has launched a targeted incentive programme in 2019 to accelerate […]

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Food and Agribusiness

Singapore announces SGD 30 million investment in agri-food industry

Singapore on Wednesday announced a 30-million Singapore dollar investment in the agri-food industry to speed up the production of commonly consumed food items like eggs, vegetables and fish during the coronavirus crisis. Called the 30×30 Express grant, it aims to strengthen Singapore’s food security, as part of its goal of meeting 30 per cent of […]

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Food and Agribusiness

UAE agri-business firm Pure Harvest gets $100 million commitment from Kuwait’s Wafra

Abu Dhabi-based agri-business venture Pure Harvest Smart Farms on Monday said it has secured a $100 million multi-year funding commitment from Kuwait’s Wafra International Investment Company, the biggest agriculture technology investment in the region. Pure Harvest Smart Farms supplies tomatoes grown in an enclosed, environment-controlled farm to supermarkets – including Carrefour, Spinney’s and Waitrose – […]

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Food and Agribusiness

Grow local: Singapore’s ’30 by 30′ goal to produce 30 per cent of its nutritional needs locally by 2030

With global panic buying, some countries moving towards food protectionism and more nations going into lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, food security has been thrust into the spotlight. Local production helps mitigate reliance on imports and serves as a buffer during supply disruptions to import sources, which contributes to our food security. According to the […]