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RTP agtech Harpe Bioherbicide lands $275k federal grant

August 19, 2023

Triangle based Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions has landed a $275,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company says the funs will be used for research related to its bioherbicide formulations […]

Believer Meats CEO Gustavo Burger Meets U.S. Senators Ted Budd and Thom Tillis, Reaffirms Commitment to Investing in North Carolina

July 19, 2023

Believer Meats, a leading pioneer of the cultivated meat industry, announced today its CEO, Gustavo Burger, and COO, Kash Muthuraman, met with U.S. Senators Ted Budd (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) on Tuesday, June 20, in Washington D.C.

Economic Impact of North Carolina Agriculture and Agribusiness Reaches Record $103.2 Billion

June 1, 2023

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler today announced that for the first time the economic impact of North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry has topped $100 billion, reaching a new record of […]

NC State Spin-off TreeCo To Breed a Better Forest

June 1, 2023

A company founded by two NC State researchers is setting out to revolutionize the forestry industry by combining insights from tree genetics with the power of genome editing. North Carolina is […]

First, meatless meat; now, plant-based seafood – that’s mission of Raleigh startup Pearlita Foods

May 9, 2023

As a girl growing up on the coasts of Denmark and Sweden, Nikita Michelsen treasured delicious seafood dishes made in her grandmother’s kitchen. Today, however, many of those ocean delicacies […]

Durham food tech startup Elo Life Systems lands $24.5M

February 16, 2023

DURHAM – Elo Life Systems, manufacturer of a monk fruit-based sweetener product for use in food and beverages, has hit major milestones in product development and has closed $24.5 million in […]

Gene editing startup Pairwise adds 3 execs in preparing for first food launch

February 16, 2023

Gearing up for a new gene editing-boosted salad, foodtech startup Pairwise has added three executives to its management team. As Conscous – what the company calls a “nutrient-dense leafy green mix” – […]

NC State plays critical role in stewardship of global agriculture industry

November 25, 2022

RALEIGH – Phosphorus is essential to all living things, one of the building blocks of DNA and cells’ energy currency. Food supplies rely on phosphorus fertilizers, but their use is inefficient […]

To cut food waste, Novozymes will partner with AgroFresh

November 25, 2022

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – In the spirit of “waste not, want not,” two food-focused companies are working together to find sustainable solutions that keep foods fresher, longer, after harvest and reduce […]

Welcome Home: NC State Plant Sciences Building

November 25, 2022

For more than a decade, experts have been sounding the alarms on an impending food crisis that is slowly but surely playing out. By 2050, the world will need to […]