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Lauren is a contributing writer for AgFunderNews, lawyer, adjunct law professor raising cattle, sheep, and goats in Northwest Arkansas. You can contact her at [email protected]

Meal Kit Startups Focus on Health & Fitness as UK’s Gousto and MindFul Chef Raise Combined £24m

It’s been a bumpy ride for many startup businesses offering meal kit delivery services — where they send customers pre-portioned ingredients to cook specific recipes at home each week.

The cost of attracting and retaining customers, and the logistical challenge that is delivering fresh produce, has proven a cost too big for many such startups leading to closures and failure across the globe.

Farmer-Centric Accelerator AgLaunch Awards Row Crop Challenge Winner Kopper Kutter

Innova Memphis, a Tennessee-based venture firm, has announced the winner of its first $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of the Farm Journal Expo last week. After pitching in the final four, selected from a group of national applicants, Kopper Kutter was voted by a panel of farmers as the lucky inaugural winner.

PepsiCo Selects 10 Startups for First North American Food Tech Accelerator

PepsiCo Ventures has launched the North American version of its startup accelerator called Nutrition Greenhouse, a year after its inaugural European program.

The CVC has been focused on finding emerging brands that offer premium yet functional products with benefits that consumers can easily understand and feel – two things the investment arm has identified as markers of long-term success.