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MassChallenge: Contest to connect with agrifood multinationals

In 2020, a group of leading global food manufacturers and producers partnered with MassChallenge to find and collaborate with startups, so that together, they could help feed the planet sustainably. Over 800 startups have applied to the challenge, 125 being connected to our partners. Of these, over half were involved in follow up with our […]

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Pinduoduo envisions a smart and sustainable future of agriculture

Pinduoduo, China’s largest agriculture platform, is stepping up its spending on research and development (R&D) as it invests in a future of smart and sustainable agriculture.  Under Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chen Lei, a computer scientist by training, the six-year-old company reported record R&D spending in the third quarter ended September, rising 34% to […]

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Cambya Novel Sugar Substitute Makes Sweetening a Piece of Cake

Tel Aviv – FoodTech start-up B.T. Sweet, Ltd. unveils Cambya™, a plant-based, one-to-one drop-in sugar replacer for multiple food applications. The Cambya sweetening platform lets consumers have their delectable cake and eat it, guilt-free, without compromising on flavor or other organoleptic qualities—shortcomings common with other natural sugar-reduction methods. A guilt-free sweet sensation  The proprietary formula, […]

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AgTech Food Security Precision Agriculture

Agmatix Launches New Agricultural Data Technology Platform to Support Sustainable Food Production

Tel Aviv, Israel – Agmatix, a start-up agtech business owned by leading global specialty minerals company, ICL, has today launched a breakthrough data technology platform. As the world’s first single engine that drives the agronomic innovation cycle from research and experimental data into meaningful real-life actions, the Agmatix technology creates a new data language that […]

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Imagindairy Closes USD13M Seed Round to Advance Animal-Free Dairy

Tel Aviv, Israel – Imagindairy, Ltd., a FoodTech company creating milk proteins identical to those from cows, announces completion of a $13M seed round. The funding was led by MoreVC, a leading seed stage investor in Israel managing $275M across three funds. Also joining this round: Strauss Group, Entrée Capital, S2G Ventures; Collaborative Fund, New […]

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AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

CarobWay Seals Agriculture Agreements to Boost Carob R&D

Upper Galilee, Israel – FoodTech/agriTech start-up CarobWay, Ltd., together with Israel’s oldest environmental arm, the Jewish National Fund (JNF-KKL), have kicked off a nationwide research initiative for carob trees. The start-up announces it also sealed agreements with R&D farms and local farming communities in Israel to optimize carob cultivation to develop innovative carob-derived products. CarobWay […]

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How Ajinomatrix is digitizing the measurements of the senses of taste and smell for the food industry?

Founder Institute HQ Palo Alto journalist Dustin Betz interviewed Ajinomatrix.org Founder and CEO François Wayenberg. Here is the full transcript. Dustin Betz: Introduce yourself – speak a little about your own background, professional and/or personal experiences and motivations that led you to founding Ajinomatrix. François Wayenberg: I’m graduated from the university of Brussels, economist, and industrial […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]