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Insectta has developed technology that can extract chitosan from insect waste, an antimicrobial ingredient used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
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The practice of voluntarily conducting and disclosing climate-related financial risk analysis is in its early days, but awareness and engagement are gathering pace.
Cattle
Coller FAIRR’s climate risk tool for the animal meat industry predicts alternative proteins ‘will command at least 16% of the total meat market by 2050, potentially rising up to 62%.’
BlueNalu cell-based yellowtail
BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse expects to see a boom in cellular agriculture investment as soon as FDA regulation is established, which he expects to be put in place in 2021.
Various Legumes
Equinom founder and CEO Gil Shalev says the firm’s naturally-bred yellow peas will have as much as 50% protein content.
Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger
AgFunder founding partner Rob Leclerc says his firm’s dedicated alternative protein fund has attracted incumbents from the meat and dairy space who see the fledgling market as ‘a hedge’.
The 2019 Agri Investor Forum in Chicago was marked by a clear sense of momentum even if an overall direction for the market seemed harder to discern.
Panelists at the Agri Investor Chicago Forum likened the plant protein surge to that of the e-commerce boom, which ultimately transformed the way goods and services are purchased.
Three out of the four ABCD agricultural companies have made strategic investments to take advantage of the alternative protein boom. When will institutional investors catch on?
The company has invested around $325m in plant protein ventures over the last two years, with JV partner PURIS and now Cargill’s Ohio facility the chief beneficiaries of the investments.
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