In less than a year, international meal kit player HelloFresh has reduced its land-fill bound waste by 65% with the help of Boston-based startup Spoiler Alert, a B2B tech platform that helps food businesses, farms and nonprofits better manage unsold food inventory,
We talked to Amanda Weeks of Industrial/Organic about raising her recent round and her future funding plans, how she changes her behavior in front of investors, and her experience as a female founder in the waste industry.
A recent report evaluating new innovations in the food system based on potential impact on post-harvest food waste and commercial feasibility reveals what the authors call “high-priority investible innovations.”
The company uses a blend of oats, lentils, sunflower seeds, coconut, sesame seeds and has created three flavors of yogurt with no added sugars, while eliminating the waste common in plant-based dairy alternatives such as soy milk.
The Good Kitchen, launched last year as Europe's first accelerator program for social startup businesses tackling food issues, will award low-interest loans to the startups to get their businesses off the ground.
AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with eating corned beef cabbage and drinking green beer, but it also gives us an opportunity to take a look at some of the latest agritech innovations coming out of the Emerald Isle.
ReFED Names Chris Cochran As First Executive Director
ReFED, a collaborative, cross-sector effort of 40 businesses, non-profits, foundations, investors and policymakers committed to reducing food waste in the United States, has named Chris Cochran, Walmart’s senior manager of Corporate Sustainability, as its first executive director, effective in April.