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Food’s ‘alternative’ future and other takeaways from F&A Next

May 23, 2019 Jessica Pothering If it was any question that consumer food tastes were shifting, Beyond Meat’s IPO and Impossible Foods’ $300 million quick-to-follow private equity funding put an end to that debate. “Alternative” and vegan are officially mainstream. Those two milestones were on the forefront of everyone’s...

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F&A Next 2019: The intersection of Innovation and Sustainability

Wednesday 15 May – Day 1 The 4th edition of F&A, which zoomed in on the intersection of Innovation and Sustainability, attracted 572 representatives from corporations, banks, venture capitalists and other investors, and of course, food and agri startups. During the opening, host and moderator Rens de Jong asked...

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Podcast: Drones, delivery and DNA

AgFunder’s Louisa Burwood-Taylor on the future of agrifood tech Farm robotics and online restaurants are already a reality. But there’s much more to come in food and agtech innovation. What ideas are making it off the drawing board and onto our plates? AgFunder’s Louisa Burwood-Taylor sheds some light. Listen...

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EIT Food – Proud partner of F&A Next 2019

EIT Food is Europe’s leading agrifood innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector. The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, start-ups, research centres and universities from across Europe.  Together we are undertaking a global transformation of how food...

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‘Collaboration is key for innovation’

With a market share of 25%, one out of four products with taste solutions in the supermarket is made with ingredients and technology from Givaudan. Switzerland-based Givaudan produces flavours and fragrances for consumer products. The flavours are used as ingredients for food and beverages. Alexandre Bastos’s role leading the...

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Empowering innovative businesses to unseat and disrupt the agricultural giants

At last year’s F&A Next, Adam Anders, Managing Partner at Anterra Capital, talked to legendary entrepreneur and Principal at Future Shape, Tony Fadell about why the agricultural sector is increasingly capturing investors’ attention and why we need to unseat the giants of the agricultural industry to empower innovation to...

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Zoetis: clear shift in traditional treatment diseases

The use of antibiotics in livestock is under pressure. The issue of antibiotic resistance caused by misuse and over-use of antibiotics in livestock, is subject to scientific and regulatory discussion. Rob Kelly, President International Operations at animal health company Zoetis, as a result sees a clear shift in antibiotic...

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Startups exposing during F&A Next 2019

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Podcast Iris Bouwers, European Council of Young Farmers

The young farmers rising to tomorrow’s challenges Next generation farming   What happens to our food system if the next generation doesn’t take up farming? Iris Bouwers, Vice Chair of the European Council of Young Farmers, describes the challenges young farmers face and how the government, banks and consumers...

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Tomorrow’s heroes in Food & Agtech

A quick peek into the selection process of the pitching companies Diversity was the keyword for the selection process. We looked for diversity in backgrounds of the team, geographic presence and themes. With the selection, we’re trying to give the audience a taste for a range of innovations happening...

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Startups pitching during StartLife breakfast session

  Description Sponsh Water Shortage: The Next Global ChallengeWater is our first necessity in life. And that is the reason water shortage is such a serious global challenge. Affected are every continent around the world and not just those regions that are traditionally dry. It already affects around 2.8...

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‘Exciting times for the food industry’

Gil Horsky finds his job fun and difficult at the same time. He is director of innovation at snack company Mondelez International, known for brands such as, Milka, Oreo, Côte d’Or and Lu. “It is always exciting to launch new products, to see the products we’ve invented years ago...

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Pitched at F&A Next 2017

Young Hero Award winner Agroflux pitched at F&A Next Agroflux BV is a Dutch startup-company that specializes in application of seaweed and seaweed-derived products for the dairy industry. The company has extensive expertise on cattle nutrition and ruminant physiology. Berend Tillema, co-founder of Agroflux and responsible for research and...

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Pitching startups

Next-generation food and agri firms to pitch at FoodBytes! at F&A Next Twenty start-ups from across the global food and agriculture industries are gearing up to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes! The competition, which takes place at food and agriculture’s foremost innovation summit, F&A Next at Wageningen...

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NutriLeads: catalyzing nutrition & health innovations

NutriLeads develops supportive nutritional ingredients for application in dietary supplements, medical food and functional food products intended for specific target populations seeking to support their immune function. The current Series A financing will be used to support the further development of NutriLeads’ main ingredient, a novel Immune Modulating Plant...

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‘Think big, and far too!’ says ShakeUpFactory’s Kevin Camphuis

As one of the FoodBytes! judges, ShakeUpFactory’s co-founder Kevin Camphuis will help identify food and ag’s Next Big Thing. Kevin brings 20 years of experience in strategy and breakthrough innovation management to the table. We asked him to share some of his wisdom. F&A Next: could you introduce yourself...

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Waterly introduces fruity water at F&A Next 2017

Bart Verweijen, founder of Waterly will be present at F&A Next. Bart aspired to make drinking-water more attractive and stimulate a healthy lifestyle for people at the office. StartLife helped him to introduce “fruity water”; a natural and healthy alternative for coffee and sweetened beverages. Now, Bart’s water is...

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‘Don’t sell promises but facts and numbers!’ says StartupFarmers’ Romain Sautrau

StartupFarmers’ co-founder, Romain Sautrau, is one of the seed funds fueling the dialogue in the interactive session on ‘where to go for seed capital?’. In advance of that session, we have picked his brain for a bit. F&A Next: Could you introduce yourself and elaborate on your role in...

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Startup Envoy, Prince Constantijn to take the stage at F&A Next

We are honored and thrilled to have Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands with us at F&A Next 2017! In his role as Startup Envoy, Prince Constantijn will take the stage, share his views on innovation in food and agri and announce the winning startups of FoodBytes! @F&A Next. ‘Global...

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GreenFood50 wins the Rabobank Startup of the Year Award 2017

On March 27, GreenFood50 won the Rabobank Startup of the Year Award 2017 during the Business Event Wageningen. Marc Arts, managing director GreenFood50:  ‘We are very happy with this Rabobank startup award. Besides the recognition this will help us to scale up our business in the coming years. It’s...