The Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator program and its founding partners RocketSpace, San Francisco, and Rabobank, New York, partnered with 13 innovative food and ag startups to kick off its fourth cohort.
TERRA collaborators hope to test more specialized applications and products in high-tech, biodegradable packaging or generating edible ingredients from air’s upcycled carbon dioxide, among other innovations.
Some of the companies rounding out the fourth cohort are:
Altum Technologies, Finland, uses software-guided power ultrasound to remove fouling from industrial equipment with no production stoppages and no toxic chemicals.
ClearLeaf S. A., Costa Rica, designs and commercializes pre- and post-harvest solutions that protect the environment and optimize farmer profits.
DataFarming, Australia, aims to unlock the potential of precision agriculture products and farm data by putting easy-to-use, simple and automated digital solutions in the hands of agronomists and producers.
Digested Organics, Farmington Hills, Mich., converts organic waste into clean water, concentrated co-products and renewable energy.
Phyto Corp., South Korea, creates the future of food with Salicornia, a plant grown by seawater.
Shameless Pets, LLC, Chicago, sources edible, safe and nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste.
SnapDNA, Mountain View, Calif., executes rapid food safety testing through pathogen analysis.
SwissDeCode, Switzerland, helps food and feed manufacturers transform contamination threats into sustainable opportunities.
The Better Meat Co., Sacramento, Calif., provides innovative plant protein formulas for foodservice providers and meat processors.
Yarok Microbio, Israel, develops a fast microbiological testing system for the fresh food industry to protect consumers and safeguard producer interests.