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:
The dangers of a high-sodium diet have been well documented, but a new technology devised by scientists from Washington State University could help reduce sodium in processed foods while retaining taste and texture.
A study found that people who drank beverages that contained the low-calorie sweetener sucralose did experience metabolic problems and issues with neural responses but only when the beverage was formulated with both sucralose and a tasteless sugar (maltodextrin).
British scientists have gained new insights into the compound in plants that plays a vital role in the natural process through which plants grow.
In the food industry, botulinum toxin is associated with a severe form of food poisoning caused by improperly preserved food. Researchers have developed a technology that addresses the role of botulinum toxin in both food and cosmetic applications.
According to the Associated Press, Amazon has debuted a new smart shopping cart called the Dash Cart.
As part of its focus on Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), a leader in edible oils and fats, is expanding its worldwide innovation network with its first Creative Studio in the region.
Cargill has announced a partnership with a local manufacturer in western India to launch its first chocolate manufacturing operation in Asia.
Cargill has invested €3.5 million in its site in Kalmthout, Belgium, to increase its capabilities for producing gourmet chocolate.
Danone North America and Brightseed, a biosciences company and developer of artificial intelligence (AI) that maps novel plant nutrients to human health, have announced a new partnership.