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Registration open until November 1st for Cultivate Tomorrow, the first US hackathon focused solely on cellular agriculture and cell cultured food

Students from MIT, UC Davis, Northwestern, OSU, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and numerous other academic institutions have launched Cultivate Tomorrow, a cellular and acellular agriculture hackathon to connect academia and industry. Marilyn McNamara, Director of Business and Product Development at Matrix Meats, believes that “The obstacles in our way are huge, and require a consistent influx of bright, […]

Turning planet-warming methane into food-growing biostimulants

BANGALORE, October 21, 2021 – Indian biotech company String Bio has announced a viable new technology that can turn the greenhouse gas methane into a valuable crop input. Reduction of atmospheric methane – eighty times more potenti as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide – presents the biggest opportunity to slow the pace of global […]

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR FARMERS

African farmers face a myriad of challenges — inadequate financing, education and input distribution — which greatly affect the agricultural output on the continent. However startups are providing market driven yet innovative solutions to these problems, and South Africa’s Aerobotics is an example. The startup, launched in 2014, is carving a niche in the fast-growing […]

BIGSIS CLOSES OVERSUBSCRIBED SEED PLUS ROUND AT £1.5 MILLION

READING, UK, October 14, 2021: BigSis, the British agtech start-up promising low-regulation, chemical-free control for the majority of the world’s insect pests in horticulture and agriculture, announced today that it has closed its £1.5 million Seed Plus financing round, following success with key laboratory and testing milestones. The oversubscribed round attracted significant attention from family […]

Redefine Meat Announces Senior Appointments of Former Nestle and Unilever Executives Ahead of European Launch

Rehovot, Israel, October 14, 2021 – Redefine Meat Ltd, the ‘New-Meat’ pioneer, announced today a major coup with two new high-profile business leadership appointments as part of the company’s aggressive global expansion plans. Ahead of the European commercial launch of New-Meat next month, Redefine Meat has appointed Edwin Bark as Senior Vice President and General […]

uLikeKorea launches a new block-chain tech-based ‘Hanwoo’ brand

Develops transparent trace system for livestock to show health, management, and processing history uLikeKorea, led by CEO Kim Hee-jin, announced on Sept. 16 that based on the AI and block-chain based platform technology developed by uLikeKorea, it has entered the Hanwoo B2C market under the brand “Wanbyuk-han (meaning “perfect Korean beef”).” uLikeKorea used the block-chain […]

MetoMotion Closes $5 Million Investment Led by Ridder and Navus to Bring Robotic Automation to the Greenhouse Industry

Yokneam, Israel – 29 September 2021 – MetoMotion, a developer of advanced, intelligent robotic systems to help growers operate farms of the future, announced that it has completed an investment round of $5 million led by Ridder, a leading greenhouse technology company, and Navus Ventures, the family investment office of Lely, investing in unique high-tech […]

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 […]

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 […]

Radicle Growth and UPL team offer investments up to $1.25M to support start-ups solving the world’s Ag and Food Tech problems

Forget the traditional view of farming as an industry wedded to production measures of the past. Today, the world is stepping into the era of modern farming with the advent of cutting-edge technologies and inventive strategies. From reducing emissions to increasing productivity and altering diets, there are many changes on the horizon for the agricultural […]

StePac Launches Lean and Fully Recyclable Top Seal Solution

Attractive top-seals extend shelf life of fresh fruits and ready-to-eat salads. Tefen, Israel – Fresh produce packaging innovators, StePac Ltd. has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to boost the retail fresh produce packaging sector. Its newly upgraded portfolio includes lean and fully recyclable easy peel film structures designed to be sealed […]

AGRIVI and CGES have announced a partnership

AgTech company AGRIVI and CGES group Ecosystem Services from South Africa have announced a partnership agreement. This partnership has the aim to ensure a strong local presence in South Africa and support current and future customers with AGRIVI digital agriculture products.  CGES is a group of 42 companies, consisting of several sectors of which technology […]

GoPublic.AI and the Future of FoodTech & AGTech Investment

In recent years, AGTech innovators have produced exciting new ways to capture the power of technology to enhance the world’s food supply. In this article, we discuss why investors select the FoodTech and AGTech industry and what we as a company look for in these food and agriculture companies seeking access to capital. Why Invest […]

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 […]

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 […]

AI will soon end disputes: farmers can now assess grain quality with phones

GoMicro has developed low-cost ($3) phone-based devices and apps that can assess grain quality accurately. Much of the farm protests in India pivots around disputes on grain quality – which is currently a subjective assessment made by buyers, often at the expense of farmers. The Indian government is also under pressure from the World Trade […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AgroScout Raises $7.5 Million to Expand its AI-based Agronomy Analytics Service

MISGAV, Israel, 4 August 2021 — AgroScout announced today that it has completed a Series A investment round of $7.5 million to expedite the development of its AI cloud platform for remote agronomy, and to increase its accessibility to the 500 million mostly unserved farms worldwide. The platform allows all growers – from the biggest to the smallest […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Join Foodland Ventures on July 22nd for The Food Tech Demo Day

As the first foodtech-focused accelerator & fund in Taiwan, Foodland Ventures is dedicated to building a global ecosystem of foodtech founders, investors and industry partners. For our accelerator first batch, 6 companies operating across APAC and North America will showcase their business plans and future expansions. The batch includes startups in the categories of cloud […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using sensor technology to better monitor and predict pollination efficiency

AgriSound are changing the way we monitor insect biodiversity. The company has developed low-cost sensors to detect pollinator levels and relays information back to a simple web app that highlights areas of pollinator abundance and/or deficits. With this information, farmers/growers can better target appropriate solutions e.g., planting wildflowers or creating new habitats to meet farm […]

Evolving Roots is re-imagining everything in the journey from soil to soul

Ahmedabad, India: The Pelican Group has forayed into sustainable agriculture and is adopting regenerative agricultural practices. The focus of Evolving Roots, lies in bringing about solutions that enable it to produce more in smarter, responsible and transparent ways. India has traditionally been an agricultural country. The yields, however, are just half of what can be […]

IBI-Ag Completes Funding Round for its New Class of Bioinsecticides

A next step for its product optimization and platform expansion. IBI-Ag, a biotechnology company developing a new class of bioinsecticides, announced an investment round for the optimization of its first product and expansion of the product portfolio spectrum.  Investors in the round include the Bayer-Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund, a  partnership between The Trendlines Group and […]

The THRIVE EUROPE Challenge

SVG Ventures | THRIVE announces the THRIVE Europe Challenge to find the best European Startups in Agtech and Foodtech! The THRIVE EUROPE Challenge is part of the THRIVE Global Initiative, which aims to enable the needed transformations in the entire food value chain by hosting a series of international pitch challenges. THRIVE EUROPE follows regional […]

How can vertical farms use less energy and produce better and faster?

In Chicago, Back of the Yards Algae Sciences (BYAS), a sustainable biotechnology  company has been working on a simple but elegant solution – …grow faster, grow better, and grow smarter by letting nature help itself. Vertical farming (VF) is a potential solution for the production of high-quality, accessible, and climate-friendly nutrition for growing urban populations. However, […]

Webee SmartFarm™ Platform for Connected Agriculture Delivers Immediate ROI

Deploys Quickly Without Coding Into Existing Environments for Complete Real-time Visibility into Growing and Processing Operations of Crops, Grains, Livestock, Poultry and Seafood. Webee SmartFarm™, a turnkey platform purpose-built for connected agriculture that deploys in minutes without technical know-how, was launched recently by award-winning industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) innovator Webee. The […]

Sustainable Agtech Challenge and Policy Assessment

“Advancing Agtech in Latin America and the Caribbean through Innovation and Policy”. Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) is an emerging and important region for agriculture, particularly for the advancement of regenerative and sustainable agrifood systems that must feed our growing population. But there are important issues in food and agriculture in the LAC region […]

Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry and Optimize Workforce Efficiency and Safety

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Electrification Technology Streamline Harvesting of Specialty Crops and Increase Production Efficiency by Up to 30 Percent with Improved Working Conditions. At a time when farmers are tasked with producing more food than ever before to meet growing global population demands – predicted to get as high as 10 billion people […]

ViAqua Therapeutics Announces $4.3 Million Investment led by S2G Ventures for its RNA-based Aquaculture Health Platform

Financing will support the commercialization of the first product aimed at improving health in shrimp and support the development of additional products to improve aquatic animal health and nutrition. ViAqua Therapeutics, a biotechnology company and developer of an orally administered RNA-particle platform to promote and improve animal health in aquaculture, announced it has completed a […]

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

Israeli start-up introduces fast-to-market, highly functional, animal-free dairy proteins. Good news for those seeking environmentally conscious dietary habits by reducing consumption of animal protein but cannot shake the craving for real milk in a hot cup of coffee or resist indulging in a rich cheesecake. The Israeli start-up Imagindairy, Ltd., is milking new technology to […]

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. Together, the challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators implementing solutions that promote sustainability through […]

RootCamp gains KWS as new corporate partner

KWS, one of the world’s leading plant breeding firms, has become a new business partner of the agri-food tech incubator RootCamp. KWS and RootCamp’s partnership will integrate competencies and strengthen networks in order to increase the pace of digitalization and innovation speed. Agricultural biotechnology, biological seed treatment and weeding technologies are among the strategic topics. […]

ICL Group Launches ICL Planet Startup Hub

New hub offers start-ups investment support and fast-track to the marketplace. ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company, today announced it has launched ICL Planet Startup Hub.  The new innovation platform is expected to help propel innovative foodTech and agriTech start-ups to the marketplace and to provide enterprises […]

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 […]

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 […]

Science and Technology get India’s sustainable agribusiness future-ready

Shikha Sheth, Vice President – APAC for Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm, recently hosted a conversation with Sameer Tandon, Regional Director – India for the Crop Solutions Business at UPL Limited, a global leader in biosolutions for sustainable agriculture. Together they discuss agribusiness in India, the impact of technology on the sector, […]

AgTech company, Invaio Sciences raises $88.9M in Series C Funding

Invaio Sciences, a multi-platform technology company that unlocks the potential of our planet’s interdependent natural systems to solve pressing agriculture, nutrition & environmental challenges, has raised $88.9 million in a Series C financing round led by Stage 1 Ventures, Bluwave Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and others. With this financing, Invaio has raised more than $142m since its […]

Aggla Marketplace: a winner for food processors, resellers/ retailers and industry service providers with a growth mindset

Aggla wholesale marketplace is a seed stage new service that allows food processors from around the world to sell directly to retailers/resellers.  Over a million food processing and retailing businesses in Africa and several million from around the world are struggling to access and/or maintain profitability within their current distribution framework. Covid-19 has accelerated digital […]

Tesco Agri T-Jam 2021 open for entries for agri-tech start-ups

The Tesco Agri T-Jam has partnered with World Agri-Tech to offer seed and early-stage agri-tech innovators from around the world, the opportunity to work with the UK’s leading food retailer and its supply chain partners. Entries are invited until the closing date of June 10 (midnight US Pacific) from agri-tech start-ups with innovative breakthrough technologies […]

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 […]

The Seed: Who’s your Perfect AgTech Leader?

Farming has been around for thousands of years, but investments in agricultural technology have exploded over the past five years. With over $130 billion in assets under management driving a surge in investments, there is a great need for talent in this sector. Where do you find great talent with the experience and expertise in […]

Food tech startup Life3 Biotech has appointed renowned investor Jim Rogers to its board of investors

James Beeland Rogers Jr., an American investor and financial commentator based in Singapore, has joined Singapore-based foodtech company Life3 Biotech as a member of its board of investors. Based in Singapore, Life3 is an innovative, award-winning company that focuses on revolutionising how people view health, nutrition and the future of functional food. Life3’s flagship product, “Veego” […]

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% […]

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 […]

Expert Talk: Smart Water Systems for Agriculture

Water is a critical input for agricultural production and plays an important role in food security. Currently, agriculture accounts (on average) for 70 percent of all freshwater withdrawals globally (and an even higher share of “consumptive water use” due to the evapotranspiration of crops), as per The World Bank estimates. The single most significant advance in […]

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 […]

Webinar: Investing in Agriculture with Harvest Returns

Income-producing agriculture is a real asset that provides passive income and a hedge against inflation, and it’s an attractive investment for a diversified portfolio. These investments provide tangible yield derived from naturally produced products with little to no correlation to the overall stock market and lower risk of loss during market corrections, unlike farmland stocks […]

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 […]

CO2 GRO Inc. Announces a Commercial Feasibility with the Cucumber Man Based in Alberta

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. (“GROW”) (TSXV: GROW, OTCQB: BLONF, Frankfurt: 4021) is pleased to announce a commercial feasibility of a CO2 Delivery SolutionsTM system at Alberta based greenhouse grower, The Cucumber Man (“Cucumber Man or the grower”). This is GROW’s first commercial feasibility in Alberta. The commercial feasibility will be conducted in three acres […]

Skin-Deep Beauty with Microalgae Bioactive Ingredient

Marine cultivation start-up Yemoja, Ltd., introduces its algae-derived external polysaccharide sulphate (EPS) serving the skin-deep beauty sector. This topically applied bioactive ingredient from the Porphyridium cruentum species of microalgae is in high demand by the cosmetics industry for its naturally tendering anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and rejuvenating properties.  The ingredient, branded EPS-Revive, is the first bio-active ingredient […]

THRIVE Europe Challenge

We are delighted to announce the launch of THRIVE Europe Challenge which will take place on October 7th, 2021.  The Europe Challenge is part of THRIVES’s Global initiative which was launched with the USDA in 2020 and which recognizes and promotes key early and late stage startup innovators that positively impact different regions of the world.  […]

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, […]

Fresno State Water, Energy and Technology Center launches social media campaign celebrating women leaders in agri-tech featured in upcoming book “From Farms to Incubators” by Amy Wu

The Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center at Fresno State is launching a social media campaign this March (during National Agriculture Month) to celebrate women leaders in agricultural technology, inspired by the women profiled in the upcoming book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Leaders Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown” (Craven Street books, publication date April 20, […]

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 […]

THRIVE Africa Challenge Wrap Up and Winners!

THRIVE Africa Challenge was a phenomenal success! Nine African innovators took to the stage and presented their impressive technology solutions to the global audience and a team of stellar judges.  Jessica Lapenn, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, officially opened the event, and we had special appearances by Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General of the Food and […]

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 […]

CO2 GRO Inc. announces a Commercial Feasibility with Plant Advanced Technologies PAT in France in conjunction with marketing partner Rika Biotech

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. (“GROW”) (TSXV: GROW, OTCQB: BLONF, Frankfurt: 4021) is pleased to announce its first commercial feasibility in the EU with France based Plant Advanced Technologies PAT (“PAT”) (EURONEXT GROWTH Paris ISIN: FR0010785790 ALPAT). It is also the first partnership with its UK based Marketing Partner Rika Biotech (“Rika”) that is exclusively […]

Increasing Livestock Health and Production with Nanobubble Systems from Fairway Green Cannabis

Fairway Green Cannabis, a privately held Biotech Company developing solutions for medical grade cannabis and cannabinoids has announced they have released a line of nanobubble technology systems for the Livestock Ag-Tech industry. “Building on our recent success of technology systems for plant-based farming, we are pleased to launch our nanobubble technology products for livestock farming,” […]

An innovative, sustainable banana sweetener with health potential is set to transform the food industry

Fooditive® BV and Frutco® AG, are pleased to announce a partnership to bring the Fooditive® banana sweetener line to Europe. Fooditive B.V. confirms its commitment to the fight against “food waste” and for more sustainability, and its promise to supply consumers with products of the highest quality. Frutco® is one of the largest processed tropical […]

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The way we get our food from farm to table, the food system, is a shared responsibility and it continues to evolve. Join us on February 11th for an exciting conversation with Frank Yiannas, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, as he discusses new initiatives and innovations that will result in a more […]

Innovative AgTech Bridge between Israel and China

Israel-China AgTech Webinar is a brand new “Innovative AgTech Bridge” of Israeli and Chinese AgriTech entrepreneurs, scientists, institutions, investors, and universities in one united place. During this webinar, opportunities and needs in precision ag, digital farming, drones, crop protection, bio solution, and additional agri-tech disciplines will be discussed. It’s a unique opportunity for Israeli agri-tech startups to […]

THRIVE Africa Challenge Finalists

On February 4th, ten (10) leading entrepreneurs creating new technologies and game changing innovations for global good, will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions. One winning startup will receive the THRIVE AFRICA Challenge Award, brand exposure, opportunity to participate in THRIVE’s Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp, access to the THRIVE ecosystem, and […]

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. […]

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 […]

AgTech platform Gramophone raises $3.4m in new funding

Gramophone, an AgTech platform that helps farmers achieve better yields by providing information and input planning, has raised US$3.4 million (INR 25 crore) in a funding round led by Siana Capital. Company’s existing investors Info Edge, Asha Impact and Better Capital also participated in this round. Founded in 2016 by IIT and IIM Ahmedabad graduates […]

THRIVE CANADA Challenge

In just a few short weeks, nine Canadian Challenge Finalists will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions & battle it out for the prestigious THRIVE Canada Challenge Award. It will also include the announcement of winners of Female Founders Award as well as People’s Choice Award. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister […]

iFarmer raised investments to fund farming and agriculture activities

iFarmer, an agriculture finance and supply chain platform in Bangladesh, closes six-figure investment from Falcon Network and Accelerating Asia Ventures to transform farmer livelihoods, as reported by Salaam Gateway. The company bundles finance with agriculture inputs, advisory services, insurance and market access for the farmers. Established in 2018, iFarmer is driven by the passion to […]

The ‘Cisco Agri Challenge’ to attract AgTech startups

Cisco Agri Challenge calls for solutions that ‘Enhance profitability of small scale farmers’. The challenge is open to individuals, groups of individuals (upto 10) that have a solution that increases profitability for the small farmers of India. Solutions with 10m potential, that deliver positive economic, social and environmental value will compete for an INR 2 […]

Indian agritech startup Arya bags $ 21 Mn In Series B Round

Indian agritech startup Arya has raised USD 21 million in a mix of equity and debt in a Series B funding round from a clutch of investors, including Quona Capital, alongside existing investors LGT Lightstone Aspada and Omnivore. Arya provides post-harvest services across the agricultural value chain, including warehousing, warehouse receipt financing, rural storage discovery, […]

Green Amazon fight hunger with innovation

Green Amazon, a sustainable smart agriculture company based in Buffalo, New York, is at the forefront of development of aeroponics technology in their farms. The company uses different patented pending technologies in their projects. Normally when we think about farms on the side of a road, we might imagine acres of land, crops and livestock roaming on expanses […]

THRIVE Australia Challenge start-up finalists

Eleven Australian startups will present their ideas before an audience of top agricultural leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs on December 17th, 3:00pm PST & one winner will be selected to advance to the final of the THRIVE Global Accelerator. The THRIVE Australia Challenge solves problems of the Australian agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem, […]

CO2 GRO Inc. Continues to expand its International Marketing Partners

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc.(“GROW”) (TSXV: GROW, OTCQB: BLONF, Frankfurt: 4021) is pleased to announce that it has signed an Exclusive Marketing Agreement with South Africa’s Pharmacrop (Pty) Ltd. (“Pharm”) to introduce and install CO2 Delivery SolutionsTM systems into covered horticulture markets in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. The South African (“RSA”) Covered Grow […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Tastes a Cultivated Steak

As part of a national policy plan to establish Israel as an alternative protein leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the first head of state to taste meat cultivated outside of a cow. Positioning the nation at the forefront of a global alternative protein ecosystem, Israel’s Prime Minister visited Aleph Farms, a cultivated meat company […]

From Farms to Incubators

“From Farms to Incubators,” founded by award-winning journalist Amy Wu, recently kicked off its special exhibition that features women founders in agtech at the National Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, Calif. The Exhibition is a companion to Amy’s book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown,” to be published by Linden Publishing […]

Sente Foundry and GrowRay announce participants in AgTech investment program

Sente Foundry LLC (“Sente”), in partnership with GrowRay Lighting Technologies, announces the startups selected to participate in their Indoor AgTech program taking place virtually through December 2020. The eight selected startups are: AgEye Technologies – with offices in the US and India, AgEye Technologies develops technology that helps indoor farms become sustainable and scalable through significant […]

RootCamp officially starts with international startups 

The AgriFood incubator from Hannover/Germany will support 5 startups for up to 12 months  The RootCamp is a new startup incubator located in Hannover/Germany with a focus on agriculture and nutrition. The 5 startups in the first batch were chosen out of more than 100 applications (with 20% in Germany, 60% in Europe and 20% […]

Fish feed start-up, eniferBio, raised €1 million in funds

eniferBio, a biotech startup created under VTT LaunchPad deep tech startup incubator in 2019, recently raised more than €1 million in funding from Nordic FoodTech VC, which invests in the food technology, and Voima Ventures, which invests in science-based deep tech startups. The startup has developed a a new and sustainable production process for a […]

BlockApps launched a blockchain-based agri crop tracking network

BlockApps launched, TraceHarvest, an Ethereum-based Agritech network in collaboration with Bayer Crop Science, the leading technology innovator in the agriculture industry. TraceHarvest is the first blockchain solution of its kind to track and trace the full lifecycle of agricultural products starting from seeds, all the way to defining the responsibilities of each party involved in […]

Better Origin looks at the benefits of feeding insects to poultry

Better Origin, a Cambridge-based insect farming start-up, has recently shared a result of their trial documenting the impact of insect supplementation on laying hens. The company’s product – the X1 – is an autonomous, AI-powered insect farm that turns food waste into high-quality insect protein that can be fed to animals. The black soldier fly […]

THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator is closing applications on November 20th

THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator & most active Agtech investor in the world is closing applications on November 20th for their THRIVE VII Accelerator Program. The Accelerator supports seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future. THRIVE Accelerator […]

Aleph Farms unveils prototype of first commercial cultivated steak product

Aleph Farms lays the foundation towards soft launch of its cultivated beef steak and has entered first phase in construction of its BioFarm™. Aleph Farms Ltd. is heading towards the transfer of its commercial product – thin-cut beef steaks – into proprietary platform suitable for mass cultivation. The quality steaks, grown directly from non-GMO cells […]