Eight food and agtech startups have been selected to participate in the fall 2019 edition of StartLife Accelerate—a 12-week startup accelerator program in the Netherlands that offers pre-seed funding, business support, and access to corporations and investors.
From the 50 food and agtech startups who showed interest in the program, the review committee evaluated them on their product and technology, market potential, and their team. For the fall cohort, the committee invited 15 startups to the selection day and the following eight startups made it into the program:
Scientists at Washington State University have developed a process to make macaroni and cheese shelf stable for up to three years.
Research scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York developed a new vaccine that may help save the world’s pork supply.
A group of researchers investigating yeasts with antistaling ability discovered that the flavor stability of beer could be improved by increasing the availability of a molecule called NADH.
Picture cherry tomatoes growing in a cluster on a short vine in an urban environment, like the roof of a skyscraper. If the gene-edited tomato plants recently designed by researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory prove successful, tomatoes and other crops could one day be the stars of city gardens.
A study published in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal suggests that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids—which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts, and soy—may be associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease.
As of Sept. 30, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tested 1,214 fresh herb samples (746 domestic, 468 imported). And as of Oct. 15, 2019, the FDA has tested 887 processed avocado or guacamole samples (777 domestic, 110 imported).
A study published in Pediatrics suggests children who receive vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements as an infant and toddler, may not have improved cognition as they age.
According to Del Monte Foods’ “2020 State of Healthy Eating in America Study,” one in three Americans said they were never taught about nutrition.