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Climate Candy Is A Thing And It’s Tackling Food Waste

4 Mins Read Is climate candy set to be the next food niche? LA-based PurePlus says yes. The startup launched its first consumer brand, Faves, in 2021 as a sustainable alternative to Starburst. Today, each packet of chews contains one serving of fruits and veggies and saves scores of viable produce from ending up in landfill. According to […]

13 Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste Footprint Right Now

5 Mins Read Our world is facing an unprecedented food waste crisis, which is contributing more than 10 percent of global carbon emissions that drive the climate emergency. In addition to coming at an enormous environmental cost, discarded food compounds the issues of everyday hunger and malnutrition as well as escalating chronic health problems such as obesity and […]

Plastic Wrap Creates More Food Waste, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Purchasing fruits and vegetables packaged in plastic wrap creates two problems for the environment: more plastic and more food waste, according to new research. The U.K.-based sustainability nonprofit Wrap, looked at the sales of five fresh fruit and vegetable items over an 18-month period. It found that sales of items wrapped in plastic at retail, […]

Food Footprint: Which Diet Creates The Least Amount Of Food Waste?

5 Mins Read The climate crisis is rising to the top of the global agenda, waking more people up to the connection between our consumption choices and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. While some questions about the footprint of food can appear to be relatively straightforward, the reality may not always be as simple as it seems. […]

Food Waste Fighting Startup Apeel Bags $250M In Temasek-Led Round

4 Mins Read Apeel, the startup whose tech enables longer-lasting fresh produce, has just bagged $250 million in a fresh funding round. The round, led by Singapore’s Temasek, will go towards Apeel’s continued expansion across Europe, the U.S. and U.K. It will also help the firm forge new partnerships with suppliers and retailers to “further stamp out food […]

Apeel: Pack Tech Co Keeps Avocados & Mangos Fresh, Now On A Mission To Help Smallholder Farmers Fight Food Waste Too

4 Mins Read Apeel, the company whose technology slows down the rate of spoilage of fresh fruit, has several big-name partnerships under its belt. Currently, the California food waste fighting startup works with major produce suppliers like Del Monte and Nature’s Pride to protect avocados and mangoes from going bad. But they don’t want to stop there. Instead, […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

Designed For City-Dwellers: Lomi Countertop Composter Raises Over US$6.8M Via Crowdfunding

3 Mins Read Lomi, the new home food waste machine launched by compostable phone case brand Pela, has managed to attract more than US$6.8 million from over 18,000 backers through its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The kitchen countertop appliance turns food scraps, cloth and bioplastics into soil within just 24 hours.  Pela’s crowdfunding campaign for its latest product, Lomi, […]

SAVRpak Bags US$3.5M Series A Led By Mark Cuban After Cold Email Pitch To Disrupt Food Waste

5 Mins Read California-based anti-food waste startup SAVRpak has closed US$3.5 million in its Series A financing led by celebrity investor Mark Cuban, after co-founder Greg Maselli’s took a shot with an email pitch. Formerly known as Soggy Food Sucks, SAVRpak’s solution helps absorb moisture in food containers to keep insides fresh and crisp, preventing spoilage and food […]

Manila Agritech Fortuna Cools Bags Funding For Plastic-Free Upcycled Coconut Coolers

3 Mins Read Fortuna Cools, a Philippines-based agritech startup making sustainable coolers out of coconut fibre, has closed its round of seed funding. The company is backed by ADB Ventures, the impact investment arm of Asian Development Bank, and will be using the funds to ramp up production of its biodegradable plastic-free alternative to traditional styrofoam containers.  Manila-headquartered […]

China Adopts Food Waste Law & Bans Binge Eating Videos To Foster ‘Resource-Conserving’ Society

3 Mins Read China has enacted new legislation to combat food waste, banning online binge-eating videos and fines for diners who leave behind excessive uneaten food at restaurants. According to Chinese state media, the new policy is aimed at fostering a “resource-conserving” society. It comes as countries around the world are collectively ramping up efforts to tackle the […]

Hazel Technologies Raises US$70M Series C To Bring Food Waste Solutions To Global Supply Chains

4 Mins Read Hazel Technologies, the USDA-funded ag-tech startup developing food waste solutions, has closed US$70 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing round. The funding will fuel the firm’s plan to expand its operations globally, bringing its shelf-life-extending products to new markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe.  Hazel Technologies has announced the completion of a US$70 […]

‘Ugly’ Produce Pioneer Imperfect Foods Pledges To Reach Net-Zero By 2030

4 Mins Read Imperfect Foods, one of the first startups to slash food waste with “ugly” produce boxes, has pledged to double down on its sustainability efforts by slashing its carbon footprint. Pledging to reach net-zero emissions by the end of the decade, the company says it will convert to 100% renewable energy, improve regional sourcing and eliminate […]