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Deliveroo is launching contactless delivery amid corona outbreak

Deliveroo have launched a contact-less delivery service where customers can choose for delivery drivers to carry out a process to ensure there is no contact between them when food is delivered. This entails the delivery person placing the bag on the customer doorstep, steeping back at least one meter and waiting for the customer to …

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Online Grocer Farmstead is Seeing 70% Growth Amid Corona Outbreak

Farmstead is an online grocer which allows consumers to order and have delivered locally-sourced groceries right to their doorstep, including free delivery. Its based only in the Bay Area in San Francisco in the USA, and has been struggling to keep up with demand after the sudden outbreak of coronavirus. According to their CEO and …

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Lyft is offering medical and meal deliveries to the elderly & vulnerable

Ride-hailing company Lyft is expanding its services amid the corona outbreak as it announced its launching of a medical delivery service to the elderly and those living with chronic diseases, as well as delivering food to the vulnerable and students who usually get subsidized lunches during this time. The company will also be offering non-emergency …

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Pea Power: Israeli seed-breeder Equinom raises $10m

Israeli-based seed breeding startup Equinom, is designing advanced crops like “shatter-free sesame or high-protein peas without the need for genetic engineering. It has now closed a Series B funding round at $10 million. German-based chemicals giant BASF Venture Capital is leading this round and marks the first time it has invested in an Israeli-based company. …

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Podcast: Amy Zheng, co-founder behind startup Amazin’ Graze

Podcast: This week we travelled all the way to Singapore in our new podcast episode! We spoke to Amy Zheng, co-founder behind startup Amazin’ Graze, a curator of healthy and nutritious snacks using Asian flavours.   Their mission is simple: to change the way we snack! The company has fast earned itself an important role …

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Podcast: Yumpa Bar’s 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 …

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Starbucks is adding Beyond Meat to its menus…but it isn’t going international quite yet. Where are they launching it?

Last month the world went wild when Starbucks added plant-based milks, including coconut and oat, to its menu. Following the introduction of these vegan treats, the coffee-chain is now incorporating vegan breakfast sandwiches made from Beyond Meat. However, don’t get too excited; it isn’t going international quite yet: just Canada locations for now, hitting over …

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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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