Exclusive: Nestlé invests in Latin American startups via partnership with the Yield Lab Latam
For big CPGs — which are often associated with environmental destruction — achieving sustainability commitments often means partnering with younger, leaner startups with new technologies and processes. Lire la suite >>
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Aleph Farms & Mosa Meat
US actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in Israel’s Aleph Farms and the Netherlands’ Mosa Meat, the cell-cultured meat startups announced in a joint statement. Lire la suite >>
Data Snapshot: Insect ranches, vertical ag among 2020’s top-funded ‘Novel Farming’ startups
AFN‘s parent company AgFunder released the latest edition of its annual Farm Tech Investment Report earlier this month, which showed that funding for agritech startups last year saw its biggest… Lire la suite >>
Brazil’s Solinftec launches digital grain trading tools in US, Canada
Disclosure: AFN’s parent company, AgFunder, is an investor in Solinftec. Lire la suite >>
Apeel raises $250m Series E to expand supply networks, fund tech acquisitions
Disclosure: AFN’s parent company, AgFunder, is an investor in Apeel via the latter’s acquisition of ImpactVision. Lire la suite >>
We already have the blueprint to prevent the next pandemic – and it’s on our farms
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas is executive director at HealthforAnimals, a nonprofit NGO representing the global animal health industry based in Brussels, Belgium. The views expressed in this guest article marking… Lire la suite >>
Midweek Digest: SupPlant & Superplum raise funds, Burger King goes veggie in Singapore
Burger King goes veggie in Singapore, SupPlant and Superplum get funding, and other morsels of the past week’s other agrifoodtech news from around the web, for your delectation. [Disclosure: AgFunder,… Lire la suite >>
Better than bees? Arugga nets $4m for its indoor pollination robots
Arugga, a startup working on robotic pollination for indoor farming setups, has raised $4 million in pre-Series A funding. Lire la suite >>
EU drops plans to restrict marketing of plant-based dairy alternatives
The EU has rejected a proposed law which would have severely restricted the ways in which plant-based dairy analogs can be sold and marketed throughout the bloc. Lire la suite >>
Fast food brands are getting better on sustainability, but still falling short: FAIRR report
Sustainability-focused investor network FAIRR and nonprofit Ceres have announced the results of their two-year joint effort to motivate six of the world’s biggest fast food chains to adopt more environmentally… Lire la suite >>
Danone recertifies B Corp status, posts ‘even higher’ impact scores
Danone‘s North America business recently completed its B Corporation recertification process and has clocked “even higher” impact-based scores than previously, it said. Lire la suite >>
ADM opens plant-based innovation lab in Singapore
US agribusiness major ADM has unveiled a new innovation lab in Singapore targeting the growing appetite for plant-based foods in the Asia-Pacific market. Lire la suite >>