A robot arm to automate activities in commercial kitchens, organic vitamin-packed smoothies for breastfeeding mothers and plant-based alternatives of popular seafood proteins to help reduce overfishing. These were just some of the innovative products being pitched at Rabobank’s FoodBytes! event in New York last week.
The event, which takes place several times a year in cities such as New York, San Francisco and London, gives up and coming food and AgTech companies the opportunity to pitch to an audience of investors, industry leaders, media and entrepreneurs.
While every startup was unique, two recurring themes throughout the presentations were sustainable production and food waste reduction. From machine-learning solutions to help supermarkets streamline their supply chains, to fruit snack foods made out of nutrient-rich peels, the common thread was that you can scale your food business responsibly without harming the environment and you can minimize waste, while maximizing profitability.
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