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AgTech Vertical Farming

Future Crops Brings Vertical Farming Closer to the Land

The challenges posed by urbanization and the gradual dwindling of arable land is driving more farming indoors. The agri-tech start-up Future Crops, Ltd. has developed the first indoor vertical farming system that grows its crops in a unique soil substrate composition, bringing this nascent farming concept closer to home and to the earth. The Israeli-Dutch […]

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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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AgTech Biostimulant BioTech Climate Change

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 […]

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FoodTech Meat Plant-based Foods Talent

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 […]

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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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FoodTech Fresh Produce Packaging

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 […]

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FoodTech Fresh Produce Plant-based Foods Startups Webinar

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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FoodTech Fruits Nutrition Sustainability

CarobWay Explores The Hidden Gems of Carob, Sustainably

“CarobWay foodTech start-up paths the way to sustainable, advanced agriculture and guaranty fair-trade to the growers.”

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AgTech Biodiversity Horticulture Precision Agriculture

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 […]