We are constantly on the lookout for great innovators and innovations. Our Innovator Spotlight section is where we will include a list of agriculture and food innovators that we think you should know about. See any missing? Think you should be included? Please let us know here.
Tiny Farms is a platform for producing cricket protein as a high quality replacement for traditional livestock and fish products in pet food, animal feed, and human food – with a fraction of the footprint in terms of land, water, feed consumption and GHG emissions. We are addressing the urgent global need for low carbon, resource efficient sources of protein.
Soul Much started because Reyanne Mustafa and Kristian Krugman were working at a restaurant where they noticed pounds and pounds of nutritious grains such as brown rice and quinoa were being thrown away every night. These were not the scraps on customer’s plates, these were unserved grains straight from the rice cookers. They saw an opportunity to build a brand, to educate the world about food waste, and to show that profit and purpose can be two players on the same team. Every day they work to turn rescued food into delicious cookies.
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.
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 .
Cambridge Crops is a team of scientists located in Massachusetts which aim to increase the shelf lives of food products as well as reach new markets and reduce waste. Cambridge Crops main goals are to minimize global food waste, limit greenhouse gas emissions and water waste caused by the food supply chain, and to reduce the resilience on non-biodegradable plastic packaging.
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.