Leafood secures €6.45m seed round to fund vertical farm network project

Clean vertical farming technology pioneer YesHealth Group is partnering with quality leafy greens producer Leafood to build and operate a network of indoor vertical farms in Lithuania and the greater Baltic region, including Poland. read more

Positive signs of global change reflected in Compassion’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards

Compassion in World Farming welcomed the return of its prestigious Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, at a ceremony in London this week, with accolades bestowed on 27 organisations, whose efforts are set to benefit over 138 million farm animals each year. read more

Agri and F&B projects could benefit from new funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

New funding has been made available by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy with the latest tranche of its innovation fund now open for proposals. The IBioIC is particularly interested to hear from projects focused on agriculture and food & drink for this latest round. read more

Eat planted doubles production volume as it strive to become Europe’s premier alt-meat producer

Swiss foodtech start-up Eat planted – known for alternative proteins and its award winning Eatplanted.chicken – has doubled its production capacity following investment into its site in Kemptthal, Switzerland. The move means it is fast becoming the largest, most modern production facility for plant-based meat in Europe. read more

Growing season kicks off well for Kissabel apples in the Southern Hemisphere

Favourable weather conditions produced excellent quality Kissabel apples, of good size and very good flesh colour. Significant progress has been reported by partners in the Southern Hemisphere and various promotional activities are underway surrounding the red-flesh apples. read more

Retrofit crop insight tech HarvestEye to take the stage at Fruit Logistica

From 5-7 April in Berlin, machine-learning driven crop insights tool HarvestEye will be exhibiting on the global agronomy stage at Fruit Logistica – the world’s leading fruit and vegetable trade fair. read more

Ynsect opens first mealworm farm in the US and enters local premium chicken feed market

Ÿnsect – the world leading producer of insect protein – has entered into production operations in America following the incorporation of Nebraska-based Jord. read more

Kissabel apples close dynamic season in the Northern Hemisphere with a gold medal

Successful in Italian, French, and UK markets, the colour-fleshed Kissabel® apples won the Sival Innovation Awards Roll of Honor for varietal innovation. read more

Finnish startup raises €10m to commercialise production of egg white without chickens

The cellular agriculture spin-off from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland uses a commercially proven Trichoderma technology to solve environmental problems associated with eggs – one of the world’s most consumed animal proteins, yet one that has until now proved difficult to replicate in the lab. read more

Aqua Cultured Foods unveils first commercial product: Calamari Fries

Food tech start-up Aqua Cultured Foods announced today it has completed development of its first commercial product from its novel microbial fermentation technology. Aqua’s calamari fries will be available through strategic partners later this year. read more

AUGA group presents the world’s first zero-emissions tractor

AUGA group, Europe’s largest vertically integrated organic food producer, has developed and presented the world’s first hybrid bio-methane and electric tractor for professional farm use – AUGA M1. read more

Totam Seeds offers access to new premium tomatoes

World-renowned tomato breeder Totam Seeds unveils new varieties following extensive research in partnership with growers. read more

Food & farming expert Richard Macdonald becomes non-executive chair at Eden Search & Select

One of the leading names in UK food and farming, Richard Macdonald, has been appointed Non-Executive Chair of Eden Search & Select – the only specialist executive search consultancy focused solely on the global food supply chain. read more

Global Coalition for Animal Welfare launches consultation on procurement of cage-free processed egg ingredients

Annual progress reporting shows that GCAW members are making progress on cage-free eggs, yet challenges remain with regards to processed egg ingredients, prompting the coalition of leading food firms to launch a consultation aimed at exploring solutions. read more

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