Month: February 2020

French Sencrop acquires sensor-maker Vision-Green

Sencrop offers weather data to European farmers with its agro-weather stations and sensors. And now its going a step further after acquiring Vision-Green, a subsidiary of Latitude GPS, “in a process of consolidation and bringing more value to farmers.” Visio-green was founded in 2016 and develops sensors for farmers including agro-weather stations and irrigation probes. …

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Coop Denmark and InFarm are partnering to bring vertical farming to supermarkets near you

Supermarket giant Coop Denmark has recently announced plans to bring vertical farming to its Irma stores through a partnership with Germany-based InFarm. Its plans to introduce InFarms technology to 35 supermarket stores over the next few months, comes after a successful 2019 pilot. InFarm is one of the many agtech startups out there using vertical …

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Barilla is replacing egg whites with plant-based ingredients

Barilla’s expansion into plant-based is big news as they now make 100% certified vegan ingredients for the USA market. Their new pasta line will be made from semolina durum wheat, combined with lentil, chickpea & pea protein while maintaining the taste and texture of traditional semolina pasta. This transition comes from the increased consumer interest …

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6 visionary entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the food industry

Every day at Food Entrepreneurs is entrepreneurs day, as we constantly pay homage to the brilliant minds who have built an empire from nothing. Entrepreneurship requires patience and sacrifice. Entrepreneurship means taking a risk and facing uncertainty. The life of an entrepreneur will be marked by decision making on a daily basis. From the very …

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Podcast: This week we travelled all the way to Singapore in our new podcast episode!

Their mission is simple: to change the way we snack! The company has fast earned itself an important role in the growth of healthy Asian snacking, but what’s the secret behind its success & how is it the perfect example for new business developers? Amy spills all…   Listen to this podcast, on Spotify or …

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Podcast: Yumpa Bars Tomasso Cazzaniga tells us why we should all be eating crickets

Ready or not, insect-based food is coming…and we speak to Yumpa, the startup who are leading this revolution Listen to this podcast, on Spotify or Soundcloud. Ready or not, insect-based food is coming. And we took the topic head on as we spoke to Tomasso Cazzaniga of leading cricket-based snack startup YUMPA based in the …

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Why do consumers prefer the plant-based label to vegan or vegetarian?

It’s not unknown that labels on food packaging and the descriptions on food menus can influence a consumers preferences and tastes. For example, a number of research and studies have provided proof that consumers prefer plant-based products over vegan or vegetarian ones meaning the more that startups and companies offer meatless options, the more they …

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Imagine eating your straw after finishing your drink – well now you don’t have to

The evolution and effects of sustainable straws has been palpable in the last few years – one hundred and fifty years ago came the ryegrass straw, then the paper straw and finally the plastic straw, that Americans now use half a billion of a day, much to the chagrin of the environment. Although plastic straws …

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