The startups featured in this section are focused on the production of new and unique food products that offer more sustainable and healthy options to consumers.
Renewal Mill’s vision is to create a circular economy of food that closes the loop in today’s current supply chain, keeps valuable nutrition from going to waste, and reduces our impact on the environment. Renewal Mill is helping reduce global food waste by upcycling okara into a nutritious, versatile flour that’s better for you and better for the planet. Okara is a delicious superfood harvested from the pulp of organic soybeans that is created during soymilk production. By diverting fibrous byproducts from landfills, Renewal Mill reduces greenhouse gas emissions. By employing innovative sourcing and processing, they keep costs low and connect consumers to inexpensive, high-quality nutrition. Renewal Mill is committed to keeping things as naturally wholesome as possible.
Live Kuna works specifically with farmers located in Ecuador to create healthy and delicious food. By doing so they have created an array of superfoods that give back to the community and while they continue to strive for sustainability and make sure their products are grown in ways that benefit our Earth.
Imperfect, is working to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone. Despite foods appearance, Imperfect believes no matter what it looks like, everyone deserves to have access to healthy food. Imperfect aims to recover ugly produce, reduce hunger, raise awareness, support farmers, create good jobs, and celebrate foods imperfections as well.
Fora was launched in New York City by two friends with a passion to create an alternative to butter. Both founders Aidan and Andrew’s mission for Fora was to create a more sustainable food plant-based food system. With this mission in mind, Fora then created a dairy-free butter which consists of good fats, aquafaba, seasoning, and coconuts which are a great source of saturated fat. Fababutter has four times smaller carbon footprint compared to dairy butter. This is because cows occupy large amounts of land and water that pollutes our air. Fababutter is better for the environment and healthier too!
Especially Puglia was founded by Michele Iadarola’s desire to bring the culinary traditions he learned from his native Puglia, Italy to others. Puglia is considered to be one of Italy’s most fertile regions and is known for its olive trees. Using the resources Puglia has to offer, Michele Iadarola’s created extra virgin olive oils from independent organic farms and artisanal pantry products from to your table.
Clara Foods blends the ancient art of fermentation with todays technology to make the future of protein. They begin by mixing two ingredients found in nearly every good kitchen. Sugar and yeast. Next, they use advanced yeast engineering and fermentation technologies to selectively cultivate the perfect strain of yeast. Lastly, Clara ends with protein, tailor-made for its purpose. Whether egg albumen for baking, environmentally friendly antimicrobials or pure, clean protein Clara Foods products meet many protein needs .
Abbots Butcher creates plant-based meals with the main ingredient being the protein that has been harvested from golden peas. Their plant-based meats are the modern-day essentials that make plant-based cooking delicious and intuitive. Every ingredient used to craft Abbots Butcher products are produced from non-GMO ingredients making it preservative free.
Gotham Greens is a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and a leading regional producer of hyper-local, premium-quality, greenhouse grown vegetables and herbs. Gotham Greens’ pesticide-free produce is grown using ecologically sustainable methods in technologically-sophisticated, 100% clean energy powered, climate-controlled urban rooftop greenhouses.
Our indoor farms create the ideal conditions for growing the purest produce imaginable. Our post-organic produce is the next evolution in farming. Every crop planted in a Bowery farm is precisely cared for, without any pesticides. By controlling the entire process, we ensure quality and traceability at every step from seed to store.