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Innovator Showcase

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.

TerViva™

The TerViva™ mission is make better use of land given declining natural resources and rising demand. The TerViva™ solution is a hardy, high yielding oilseed tree crop called pongamia. TerViva™ is currently establishing pilot projects and commercial size acreage in Hawaii and Florida — geographies where the need for a new crop and the proper climate for pongamia intersect. TerViva™ is a portoflio company of several high profile investors, including The Yield Lab, an ag-tech business accelerator based in St. Louis and the Elemental Excelerator, a business incubator working with mission driven start ups focusing on improving infrastructure, building community and sustainability.

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Living Greens Farm

Living Greens Farm is a revolutionary air-grown technology organization located in Minnesota where crops have a difficult time growing and usually only grow a few months each year. Living Greens Farm knew they could find a better alternative hence the invention of the Aeroponics. Aeroponics is a revolutionary, indoor vertical farming approach that has allowed fresh greens and herbs to grow year-round instead of only a few months each year! All of Living Green’s lettuce and herbs are grown with zero pesticides or GMOs.

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Live Kuna

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.

 

 

 

 

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Imperfect Produce

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.

 

 

 

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Fora

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!

 

 

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Farm from a box

Farm from a box was created in 2009 and gives communities the tools required to grow their own food and earn an income by doing so. Farm from a Box is an entire ecosystem in a modified shipping container that enhances agricultural productivity; from renewable power and micro-drip irrigation to Information and Communications Technology. Farm from a Box is community farming reinvented with a smart farm technology approach.

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RootWave

RootWave is the leading solution to organically kill weeds without using chemicals. RootWave uses electricity to boil weeds inside out from the root upwards. Electricides have many advantages over conventional and other alternative weed control technologies. Electricides treat deep into the roots making RootWave ideal for treating any weed, including tough invasive species.

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Marrone Bio Innovations

Improving crop productivity and sustainability. At Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), we create products from microorganisms isolated from samples collected from unique niches and habitats such as flowers, insects, soil and composts. Our proprietary technology enables us to isolate and screen naturally occurring microorganisms and plant extracts in a highly efficient manner and to identify those that may have a novel, effective and safe pest management or plant health promoting characteristics.

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Square Roots

Finding the right solutions presents an extraordinary opportunity for entrepreneurial leaders who understand urban agriculture, local food systems, and the transparency and trust that personal relationships bring to food. We created Square Roots as a platform to empower these leaders so we can work together to tackle this enormous opportunity. We bring together technology, entrepreneurship, and a love for local, real food on our Urban Farming Campus. We also offer a Next-Gen Farmer Training Program, which creates opportunities for young people to become farmers and future leaders.

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Lufa Farms

We’re out to create a better food system. We want to reconnect people with where their food comes from by growing veggies right here in the city on rooftops, partnering up with hundreds of farmers and food makers, and providing it all to you through our online farmer’s market. We built the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse on an industrial building in Montreal, Quebec, to prove that high-yield, year-round farming is a smarter, more sustainable, and commercially viable way to feed cities.

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