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New Player is Shaping Up the Alt Protein Scene

Alfred’s FoodTech boosts alt protein sector with new tech for producing plant-based whole cuts. Modi’In, Israel – Start-up Alfred’s FoodTech, Ltd. introduces an innovative platform for producing plant-based whole cuts that mimic animal-derived products. The company developed a versatile platform for whole-cut texturization to produce plant-based meat alternatives that can answer the growing need for…

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Why the Netherlands? With Willicroft, Farmforte and OostNL

On September 14 (4pm CET), ScaleUpNation is hosting a webinar on why innovative companies around the world choose the Dutch market to expand their business. We’ve invited 3 speakers to share their expertise from different perspectives – both as scale-up CEOs, and as the local partner: Brad Vanstone, founder and CEO of WillicroftCharles Ojei, director of FarmforteHilco Beeks, Food&Health advisor at OostNL…

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AskAgri – A Opportunity to Ask The Experts about Agri-Tech and Funding

Do you have agri-tech questions? Need help with research and development? Looking for the right funding and investment opportunities to help develop your technology? Need access to farmers? Help to understand the latest agri-tech tools available? #AskAgri. This month, Agri-EPI is taking your questions about everything and anything agri-tech to be answered by the experts. Kasi McReddie – LivestockEliot Dixon – Data & AutomationDuncan…

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Technology, uncertainty and change – A turning point for the US biostimulant industry? AgTech and FoodTech

Those who follow the US agriculture sector are constantly seeing news  about innovations coupled with partnership and acquisition  announcements. It can be hard to distinguish technological breakthroughs  from hype. We hear swirling promises, feel lingering uncertainties, and  yearn for demonstrated technological proofs. How do ‘cold hard facts’  really affect the commercial trajectory of a new class of innovation?  And how can investors and industry players ‘read between the lines’ to  understand what’s going on? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agtechfoodtech.com/2021/07/28/technology-uncertainty-and-change-a-turning-point-for-the-us-biostimulant-industry/

The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution AgTech and FoodTech

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of  using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife  biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers.  Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core  reasons why growers should move away from using fungicides, as well as  provide an alternative, non-invasive solution. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agtechfoodtech.com/2021/08/10/the-reasons-why-growers-need-to-permanently-move-away-from-chemicals-and-the-alternative-solution/

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THRIVE Europe Challenge Finalists

10 finalists selected to compete in THRIVE Europe Challenge!

The THRIVE Europe Challenge is a pitch program for startups solving problems of the European agrifood industry and aligned to the goals of the European Green Deal, specifically the Farm to Fork Strategy and the U.N. SDG’s. The winning startup will be selected for global recognition and a place in the final Pitch Competition of award-winning Global THRIVE Accelerator Program. Selected…

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Agri-Tech Hackathon aims to kick-start safety innovations for autonomous agricultural vehicles

Agri-EPI Centre, in partnership with Hands Free Farm, are running a Hackathon event challenging technological innovators to “hack” a solution to the increasing challenges and complexities of the safety of autonomous agricultural vehicles. With new and emerging technologies driving innovations in various sectors worldwide, agriculture in particular stands to benefit from technology that can alleviate issues such as labour shortages…

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The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers. Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core reasons why growers should move away from…

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Imagindairy Leads “No Cow”, Guilt-Free Dairy Revolution AgTech and FoodTech

Imagindairy’s proprietary technology recreates nature-identical, animal-free versions of whey and casein proteins that can be used to produce dairy analogs. They have the flavor and texture – and, importantly, the functionality and nutritional value – of their animal-based counterparts. This opens new opportunities to develop a full range of non-dairy products that perfectly mimic dairy versions yet contain no cholesterol, or GMO’s. They also are lactose-free, serving consumers with lactose intolerance or sensitivity. At the same time, the proprietary technology radically lowers the burden of dairy livestock on the environment. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agtechfoodtech.com/2021/06/09/imagindairy-leads-no-cow-guilt-free-dairy-revolution/
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  2. Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry and Optimize Workforce Efficiency and Safety
  3. IBI-Ag Completes Funding Round for its New Class of Bioinsecticides
  4. Using sensor technology to better monitor and predict pollination efficiency
  5. This startup is using the world’s biggest agwaste product to transform global water management

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The Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka team is looking for Ag and FoodTech startups to run PoCs with leading corporate partners in Japan!

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is an equity- and fee-free remote program for growth-stage startups to accelerate their market entry and business development in Japan. It has opened the applications for startups to pilot their technology with multi-billion dollar companies and receive hands-on support in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city. Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is sponsored by 7 leading Japanese corporations: Hankyu Corporation, Dentsu, JR West, JT, The Yomiuri…

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YesHealth Group launches new website unveiling its proprietary vertical farming technology and global partnerships

Taiwan-based YesHealth Group is reaching new heights equipped with a website that showcases what it does best — providing complete technology solutions for indoor vertical farming. According to YesHealth Group, the new website will act as a platform where it can share its mission of improving health and sustainability in vertical farming, while introducing the research and development of clean technology…

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Land & Grow Part 2: The China Agri-Tech Opportunity

In collaboration with 8 Hours Ahead, The British Embassy China (Foreign & Commonwealth Office/Department for International Trade) and the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology, Agri-EPI Centre is hosting a second webinar exploring agri-tech export opportunities in China. For UK AgTech & Innovation C-Suites who wish to better understand the Chinese agri-tech market, or explore opportunities to export their solutions to the…

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Technology, uncertainty and change – A turning point for the US biostimulant industry?

Those who follow the US agriculture sector are constantly seeing news about innovations coupled with partnership and acquisition announcements. It can be hard to distinguish technological breakthroughs from hype. We hear swirling promises, feel lingering uncertainties, and yearn for demonstrated technological proofs. How do ‘cold hard facts’ really affect the commercial trajectory of a new class of innovation? And how…

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Foodland Ventures Holds First Food Tech Demo Day Featuring 6 Food Tech Startups Operating Across APAC, SEA and North America

Foodland Ventures, the VC and Accelerator building a global ecosystem of food tech founders, held its first demo day on the 22nd of July and unveiled its very first cohort consisting of 6 startups who are solving the food industry’s most challenging problems. This is an exciting time in the food tech space – the global food and agriculture markets…

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CO2 GRO Inc. announces a CAD $65,500 commercial installation agreement with a Canadian licensed producer

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. (“GROW”) (TSXV: GROW, OTCQB: BLONF, Frankfurt: 4021) is excited to announce that it has agreed to a commercial installation of its CO2 Delivery Solutions™ with a Canadian Licensed Producer (“LP or Customer”) for the amount of CAD $65,500. The Customer has agreed to the commercial installation without the need for a commercial feasibility. The design…

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The Lexicon Launches an International Storytelling Initiative to Share the Story of Biodiversity Around the Globe

Petaluma, CA — The Lexicon, a North America-based NGO that creates collective impact campaigns to address food system challenges, announces “Reawakened Foods” an international storytelling initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Over 30,000+ edible plants can support global diets, yet over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just three crops. This threat to global…

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Capra Foods closes capital raise via Harvest Return platform

Texas-based Capra Foods announced that it has successfully raised $1.1 million on the Harvest Returns agriculture crowdfunding platform. Capra Foods is an industry leader in the lamb proteins market. Capra’s lamb is sold throughout the U.S., primarily through respected targeted retailers of high quality, health-oriented food products, including Whole Foods Market. Capra’s current facility has reached capacity and will utilize the…

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Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms Completes $105 Million Series B Funding Round

Leader in sustainable, cultivated meat will use funds to scale-up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022 Rehovot, Israel, July 8, 2021 – Aleph Farms, the cultivated meat company growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round. The funding round was led by…

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This startup is using the world’s biggest agwaste product to transform global water management

Glanris is a circular economy solution that processes rice hulls to turn them into a high-performance hybrid water filtration media. It’s faster, more efficient, and significantly cheaper than traditional water filtration methods. “The rice hull filtration method was developed by a professor from a local university in Memphis, the mayor introduced me to some people who wanted to launch it…

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Technology, uncertainty and change – A turning point for the US biostimulant industry? AgTech and FoodTech

Those who follow the US agriculture sector are constantly seeing news  about innovations coupled with partnership and acquisition  announcements. It can be hard to distinguish technological breakthroughs  from hype. We hear swirling promises, feel lingering uncertainties, and  yearn for demonstrated technological proofs. How do ‘cold hard facts’  really affect the commercial trajectory of a new class of innovation?  And how can investors and industry players ‘read between the lines’ to  understand what’s going on? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agtechfoodtech.com/2021/07/28/technology-uncertainty-and-change-a-turning-point-for-the-us-biostimulant-industry/

The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution AgTech and FoodTech

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of  using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife  biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers.  Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core  reasons why growers should move away from using fungicides, as well as  provide an alternative, non-invasive solution. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agtechfoodtech.com/2021/08/10/the-reasons-why-growers-need-to-permanently-move-away-from-chemicals-and-the-alternative-solution/

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Those who follow the US agriculture sector are constantly seeing news about innovations coupled with partnership and acquisition announcements. It can be hard to distinguish technological breakthroughs from hype. We hear swirling promises, feel lingering uncertainties, and yearn for demonstrated technological proofs. How do ‘cold hard facts’ really affect the commercial trajectory of a new class of innovation? And how…

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The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers. Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core reasons why growers should move away from…

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Inspiring business book “From Farms to Incubators” puts a spotlight on women leaders of the agricultural technology revolution

Inspiring business book “From Farms to Incubators” puts a spotlight on women leaders of the agricultural technology revolution

“You’ll never think about food and farms the same way again.” David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy Climate change, water shortages and an ever-growing global population are making the world’s food supply more precarious than ever, but a new generation of female entrepreneurs is using high technology to secure the future of agriculture, as documented in the new book “From Farms to Incubators:…

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TomaTech Cracks the Code for ToBRFV-Resistant Tomatoes

TomaTech, Ltd., announces a major advancement in the fight against the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), which has caused significant economic damage estimated as much as billions of USD in the last few years globally. Lead by Assaf Eybishitz PhD, the company furthered the fight against this pandemic of the tomato world by filing for a provisional patent for…

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GoMicro validates an AI app that can accurately detect the fall armyworm

Fall armyworm (FAW) is an invasive pest originating from South American now spreading worldwide, affecting the livelihood of over 600 million farmers (source: http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/). Farmers in Africa and Asia who have never encountered this pest struggle to identify this pest particularly in its larval stage – to take preventative action that will stem the devastation that will soon follow. This…

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Flavour Manager - Safe flavoured food and beverages

Flavour Manager, an innovative full-web solution intended for regulatory compliance of food and beverage products containing flavourings

In the European Union, flavourings and food and beverages containing them are governed by strict regulations, with legal limits for many of the compounds contained in these flavourings that must not be exceeded. Calculations can be complicated at the level of a single flavouring in a foodstuff, it gets daunting when several flavourings are incorporated into the foodstuff. In addition,…

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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 Fame basketball player Tracy McGrady.…

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Automated Farm Boundary - AgTech/ AgriTech and Agriculture

Are you equipped enough to serve the Indian farmers?

Agriculture was invented by humans in 8000 B.C., and has come a long way since. In the 21st century, it continues to play a key role in the economy of developing nations and can make or break the food supply of a whole nation. In India, the agricultural sector employs about 42% of the Indian population, yet it contributes to…

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Cultivated Meat Likely to Make Up 40% of Future Meat Intake

The research, published on May 11, 2021 by the journal Foods, affirms that cultivated meat is likely to make up a major part of consumers’ future diets. The study showed patterns of greater openness to trying such products by younger generational groups: 87-89% of Gen Z adults, 84-85% of Millennials, 76-77% of Gen X, and 70-74% of Boomers were at least…

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Pea and bean weevil adult in field beans: PheroSyn Awarded Grant for Novel Pheromone Development

PheroSyn Awarded Grant for Novel Pheromone Development

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop the supply chain for a new set of insect pheromones. The grant of around £200k will be used by PheroSyn to design scalable routes for two new products that target midges and weevils – key pests for…

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