DeHaat, an Indian agribusiness marketplace and supply chain technology, has raised Rs29 crore ($4 million) in seed funding from leading Indian agrifood tech venture firm Omnivore and online venture capital platform AgFunder (*yes, that’s us!)
What will you be eating in 2050? How will it get to your table? How we grow, purchase, and eat our food is changing. New technologies are playing a key role in shaping that change. In this podcast, we speak to the people driving that future, from entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, to chef, farmers and food businesses. Welcome to Future Food!
The US Department of Agriculture and the US Food and Drug Administration have established an inter-agency framework for regulating food items produced using cellular agriculture methods of meat and poultry production.
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, sounding the starting bell in a race to commercialize products as consumer and manufacturer demand for CBD ingredients skyrockets, but the FDA’s stance remains unclear.
The food system is a tale of two halves today. On one side, consumers want to go back in time to eat locally-sourced, clean, simple, organic and heirloom varieties of certain fruits and vegetables. And on the other, technological developments are making genetic engineering more effective than ever. We ask experts which approach will define the future of food.
Editor’s Note: Recombinetics, the gene editing company operating in agriculture and human therapeutics, is spinning out its agriculture business into a new company called Acceligen. Acceligen will focus on gene editing animals to improve their health — reducing the need for antibiotics in swine, for example — and welfare by reducing the need for certain practices such as castration, also in swine.
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.
Augean Robotics, a startup building autonomous farm equipment, and Rogo, an automated soil testing startup, both won awards at Farmers Business Network‘s (FBN) first startup pitch contest last week. Both companies will be featured on FBN Direct Marketplace for free for a year, a platform that connects farmers with exclusive FBN-member discounts from companies farmers know, use frequently and love.
Israeli aquaculture startup ViAqua has closed a new round of funding with Singapore-based VisVires New Protein, which is a global fund focusing exclusively on disruptive food and feed system solutions.
FoodBytes! by Rabobank is returning to San Francisco for the sixth time in March 2019. The pitch competition is looking for food and agriculture innovators across the supply chain to apply to present their technologies in front of an audience of investors, corporate customers and potential partners.