NextProtein, a French-Tunisian startup working on new ways to produce insect-based animal feed and fertilizer, has raised €10.2 million ($11.2 million) in Series A funding, the company disclosed to AFN this week.
Wageningen University & Research and UC Davis have joined forces with FoodShot Global’s collaborative investment platform that is working to catalyze innovation for a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable food system. Lisette de Jong interviewed two representatives from the institutions to hear what they think about FoodShot’s latest focus area: Precision Protein.
German startup FarmInsect, who wants to revolutionize animal agriculture with insects, has snapped up a six-figure seed financing round. It’ll use the funds to accelerate its mission and set up its first pilot plant at one of the largest aquaculture farms in Bavaria.
As part of our effort to collectively work towards a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable food system, we put forward a new framework that looks at protein systemically and with heightened rigor in order to build a protein system that is more precisely attuned to human and planetary health, better aligns global and regional supply and demand, increases accessibility, and decreases waste and environmental damage. We call this new framework “Precision Protein.”