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Farm carbon calculator Agrecalc appoints first CEO

Award-winning farm carbon calculator Agrecalc has appointed its first CEO, in a major step towards becoming a spin-out company that supports agriculture’s journey to net-zero. read more

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ADM opens new extrusion facility in Serbia to meet rising demand for textured soy proteins

As an extension of its non-GMO solutions, ADM will now offer both origination and extrusion capabilities of non-GMO soy protein for the European market. read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Latest issue – Vol 6/22
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