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We hear from AppHarvest, Plenty, Astanor Ventures and an ETH Zurich researcher about how the industry is measuring up against its goal of sustainably contributing to feeding a growing global population.
Chicken filet and waffles
The company still needs regulatory approval from the USDA to sell its products but it is now one step closer to realizing that goal.
Bram Reijnen, regional head of food, agribusiness and water at the Dutch development bank, says the facility is designed to help the Moldovan agribusiness continue its 'important contribution to global food security.'
Cultured meat, cultivated meat, alternative protein
Adoption of cultured meat and precision fermentation dairy ‘will start very slowly and then go boom’, Agronomics co-founder Anthony Chow says.
Frozen pizza, agribusiness, food service, private equity
The Italian firm deployed capital from its Fund III, which closed on €230m in 2018, and is the firm’s dedicated private equity vehicle.
Tenacious Ventures will build on the A$35m close of its first fund, which surpassed its target and raised capital from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, among others.
Roc Partners’ fund close shows that agriculture’s defensive characteristics are appealing to investors with inflation here and uncertainty on the horizon.
The Premium Food Fund has made five investments to date and is 40% committed, with another two or three deals over the next two years set to take it to full deployment.
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ADM’S Benson Hill collaboration reflects a spirit of cooperation among food and agribusiness giants that Rabobank says is shaping new production markets.
Food service, distribution
GS Foods Group adds to its food distribution portfolio as its continues to expand its footprint across the US.
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