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SproutX names 2018 agtech accelerator startups

Image courtesy Darren Wolchyn
At an ‘Ignite Night’ event on 19 April SproutX unveiled the eight new startups in its 2018 agtech focused Accelerator program.
Each participant delivered a five minute pitch to an audience that swelled the Goods Shed at 710 Collins St Melbourne.
Sam Tretheway, SproutX General Manager, and Andrew Lai, Accelerator Director, introduced […]

AgriFutures evokeAG

Photo copyrighted to Agrifutures Australia

Melbourne, 19-20 February 2019.
Agrifutures Autralia’s 2019 evokeAG. event is collaborative thinking to change the future.
Australia has the right ingredients to lead the world in food and farm for the future.
The rate of technological change presents us with an opportunity to take our industries to new heights.
We […]

delicious. Produce Awards 2018 state winners announced

The full list of 2018 delicious. Produce Awards State Winners has been revealed with 120 producers receiving state awards across Dairy, Paddock, Sea and Earth categories.
The delicious. Produce Awards in association in with Miele are a celebration of Australia’s magnificent bounty of ethical, sustainable and innovative ingredients, and the passionate, talented people […]

Insect Protein – a small but growing market

Source: NOSH (https://www.projectnosh.com/)
Insect protein is a small but growing market in the U.S., expected to exceed $50 million within the next five years, according to a report from Global Market Insights.
Last month, Aspire Food Group, a cricket farmer and insect protein ingredient supplier for food products, announced that it had […]

Autumn/Winter Climate Update for Victoria

A free webinar.
Thursday 19 April 2018
12:30 pm, AES Time
Agriculture Victoria’s Seasonal Risk Agronomist, Dale Grey, will update current climatic and soil moisture conditions, as well as oceanic and atmospheric conditions affecting Victoria and the latest predictions for the coming months.
To join the webinar register here
Use event number: 572 610 […]

Introducing the Rocket Seeder Autumn Crop 18

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The Rocket Seeder Autumn Crop 18 comprises 10 great new food and agriculture startups.
The group is now four weeks into the Rocket Seeder program and making great progress developing their pitch and testing their business model assumptions. Meet three of the Autumn Crop 18 startups below.
Life Cykel – Tackling […]

Scientists grew the first vegetables in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

LETTUCE REJOICE
Story from Quartz (www.qz.com)
A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. Working out of a shipping container-sized lab in an otherwise barren snowscape, the team gathered about 8 pounds (3.6 kg) of produce from their first yield, the […]

Monash Food Innovation Centre has a new partner

FOOD INNOVATION NEWS
PLAY Market Research (PLAYMR) has joined the Monash Food Innovation Centre (FIC) to provide a complete end-to-end consumer and shopper research approach.
The partnership brings together the best of capabilities, expertise and toys at the Monash FIC in Clayton.
Food manufacturers looking to get an innovation project off the ground, or validate a great concept with consumers/shoppers, […]

Food Industry News

Feature article of the week  – from Fast Company
The Plant-Based Impossible Burger
 
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