ImpactAlpha, March 10 — Mycotoxins, molds and pathogens are responsible for approximately 500 million tons of wasted food. The food waste represents nearly $250 billion in losses and emits about 3% of global greenhouse gases.
Holyoke, Mass.-based Clean Crop uses ‘high voltage catalyst technology’ to create ionized gases that remove molds and toxins from seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Clean crop says the process is safe and extends the shelf life of the goods.
Clean Crop was a finalist in the MassChallenge in 2019. Prime Impact Fund, the catalytic early stage investor led the company’s $3 million seed round in 2020. The new Series A financing was led by MassMutual Catalyst Fund, ReGen Ventures and Trailhead Capital.