Written by: Leanna Sweha, JD
Investment in agtech reached a record high last year. According to Crunchbase data, investors made nearly $5 billion in 440 funding deals to VC-backed startups in 2021. That’s a fifty percent increase over the…View Details
In this article, we explain the terms, dig into the data and connect implications with opportunity.
By Grace Perry
Wasted food is a global challenge the afflicts low-income and high-income countries across the world and has…View Details
In this article we distill key reports and data about the food waste problem, trace responses from government, corporate and nonprofit actors, and reveal the landscape for innovation in the food waste solution sector.
By Grace Perry
Innovator Spotlight: Irwin R. Donis-Gonzalez, an agriculture engineer specialist at UC Davis, is developing new dehydrating and refrigeration techniques to improve our food system
As a child, Irwin R. Donis-Gonzalez grew up on an avocado and dairy farm in Guatemala. It was there that he says he learned to appreciate what farming meant, where his food came from and the hard work…View Details
Innovator Spotlight: Caroline Cotto of Renewal Mill on the Upcycled Food Movement and the Next Generation of Ingredients That Are Leading the Way
Renewal Mill, a Bay Area food ingredients company that upcycles the byproduct leftover from soy milk production, is at the forefront of the food waste movement. Its current focus is okara, the wet pulp-like substance that’s left…View Details
Innovator Spotlight: Maas Energy Works, Providing Renewable Energy, Economic and Environmental Benefits in the California Dairy Industry
Maas Energy Works develops, owns, and operates anaerobic manure digesters which produce methane that is turned into electricity and compressed natural gas. Maas harnesses this “cow power” in partnership with dairies and other commercial facilities. Sixteen of…View Details
Maen Mahfoud, Founder and CEO of the food rescue tech non-profit Replate, started Replate in 2016 while a student at UCB. Maen was inspired to start Replate when he realized that food insecurity…View Details
Innovation Institute for Food and Health 2019 Innovator Summit Serves up a Compelling Panel Discussion on Food Waste & Innovative Solutions to this Global Problem
The Innovation Institute for Food and Health at UC Davis develops and deploys breakthrough solutions to global issues across the food system through industry-academic collaborations and experiential learning programs.