ImpactAlpha, May 27 – Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Apeel has secured $250 million funding round to expand use of its edible protective coating for fresh food in the U.S. and Europe, as well as emerging markets. “COVID-19 has shown how tightly wound and stretched our food system is, and food waste acts as an enormous tax
ImpactAlpha, Feb. 26 – Humans have deployed technology to defy nature’s limitations on the cultivation of food – to nature’s detriment. Now, a growing number of venture capitalists are doubling down on technology – to harmonize agriculture and nature. Mission-driven investment firms are writing early checks to companies making biological crop treatments, food preservation techniques and
Lab-grown protein may be “the deepest, fastest, most consequential disruption in food and agricultural production since the first domestication of plants and animals,” says a report by RethinkX.