Precision Farming, Packaging Reinvention, Food Waste Innovation + Supply Chain Transparency at Food Startup Pitch Competition
FoodBytes! by Rabobank announces 20 selected Cutting-Edge Sustainable Food & Agriculture Startups
Twenty selected sustainable Food & Agriculture startups will demonstrate product innovation, commercial viability and all have one common denominator – a focus on sustainability throughout the supply chain through pioneering new products and technologies. FoodBytes! offers the opportunity for these selected entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations in front of investors, corporates and media, as well as receive mentorship from industry leaders. FoodBytes! will make its London debut at One Marylebone on Thursday, 13 September.
Precision agriculture is the dominant theme amongst the startups, including AI-powered dairy farming and data-driven beekeeping. Packaging innovation and novel food waste applications will also take the stage, with a flat wine bottle made from recycled PET and crisps made from upcycled salmon skin. Supply chain transparency is another central trend, including light-emitting hardware that reduces seafood bycatch and the first portable food safety DNA detection kit.
Nick Fereday, Executive Director - Food & Consumer Trends at Rabobank and FoodBytes! London judge commented: “This is Rabobank’s first FoodBytes! event in London and we are blown away by the calibre of the presenting companies that are developing technologies and products to disrupt the food system, whether it is to improve the transparency of the supply chain or bring alternative proteins to the market.”
Find here the FoodBytes! press release with a list of the 20 pitching startups and more information about the FoodBytes! programme on 13 September.