Food Tech & Business

An interview with iFarm: turning the modern consumer into a city farmer

Today’s agricultural models have definitely shown their limits and put a hard strain on the environment and biodiversity. With an increasingly growing population the food industry is constantly in need of new, sustainable solutions. Thats where vertical farming comes in, a possible solution and part of the “urban ag” spectrum, which could help reduce pollution …

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An interview with Orbillion Bio: bringing clean meat to the modern consumer

Orbillion Bio is on a mission to bring healthy, sustainable and flavorful meats with a complete farm-to-table story to the modern consumer. The innovative startup is looking to develop premium cell-based meat products from heritage cell lines that are directly sourced from farmers, all to accelerate the broad availability of nutritious cultivated meat products. The …

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4 ways agtech startups are responding to the covid crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has created unforeseeable problems for food and agriculture startups with foodservice and retail channels disappearing almost overnight, manufacturing and food production plants shutting down and venture funding opportunities falling through one by one. In this fast-changing environment, startups are leveraging their innovative mindsets and offering solutions to new challenges we face in …

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Investing in agri-food tech: building resilient food systems

As the world begins to pick back up the pieces after covid19, investor mindsets are changing & the global business landscape is accelerating digital transformation and unlocking opportunities for innovators offering solutions to new challenges we now face in the food supply chain. One bright spot has been the increase in agtech investment due to …

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The role of open innovation in boosting alternative protein

Open innovation is a model that serves to attract talent, technology and new business models to develop more innovative products than those of the competition. Open innovation across the food sector is important when it comes to product research and development.  One area of the food industry that could definitely reap the benefits of open …

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Accelerating the growth of the food industry: harnessing the power of open innovation

Open Innovation refers to the relationship that exists between startups and corporations in order to accelerate innovation within companies and to react in a more agile and efficient way to meet the needs of end consumers. This innovation allows for the generation of high value since it offers a different competitive advantage compared to other …

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Immune boosters: the rise of immunity-boosting startups during covid

Covid has placed immunity top-of-mind for consumers as they increasingly seek products with added health benefits. According to AI-powered Israeli food intelligence startup Tastewise shoppers are now looking for ways to boost immunity and lower stress through their food choices during COVID and found that “immunity” in relation to food searches rose 27% between February …

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Plant power: The rise of the protein revolution

Identifying plant protein as a major source of future foods is what we like to call the protein revolution: perhaps because the way in which we produce our protein represents a need for change in our food system and during the current covid crisis, change has become the forefront of most businesses agenda. According to …

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4 success stories of startups winning in the alt-proteins market

Over the past few years we have seen a global shift towards a more sustainable diet, which has in turn generated significant synergies between consumer demand and startups in the agrifood sector proposing disruptive new solutions. Consumers are pivoting their eating habits and seeking cleaner label, more nutritious food products that also help to take …

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Israeli startups: solving new challenges in the food industry

One thing that the COVID19 crisis has undoubtedly highlighted is the need to build a more resilient food system. These learnings have been uncovered throughout the crisis due to new pressures at labor level, obstacles with goods transportation and logistics and stock breaks in supermarkets across the globe. This panorama of pressures and tensions are …

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