September 12, 2017

Former Annie’s president in new venture

SAN DIEGO — John Foraker, who stepped down as president of the Annie’s operating unit of General Mills, Inc. in early August to “pursue another opportunity,” […]
September 12, 2017

Benson Hill Biosystems Launches Novel Genome Editing CRISPR 3.0 Technology

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company that uses cloud biology to unlock the genetic potential of plants, today announced […]
September 7, 2017

NewLeaf Symbiotics Completes Second Close of $30M Series C Financing

NewLeaf Symbiotics, a St. Louis, MO-based agriculture biologicals company, completed the second close of its $30m series C financing. S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) joined Monsanto […]
September 6, 2017

Western Growers, S2G Ventures launch AgSharks event

Agricultural technology startups will pitch to a six-person panel of investors and growers at new Western Growers event AgSharks. A nod to the popular TV show […]
February 10, 2017

Kellogg invests in ‘superfood’ snack bar maker

Kellogg Co.’s venture capital fund, eighteen94 capital, led a $4.25 million Series A funding of Kuli Kuli, a maker of nutrition bars, powders and beverages featuring […]
February 8, 2017

Food maker’s VC fund leads $4.2M investment in ‘superfood’ startup

A food maker’s recently announced venture capital fund has made its first investment. Eighteen94 capital, the VC fund of Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company, said last month […]
October 10, 2016

Tyson Foods, a Meat Leader, Invests in Protein Alternatives

Tyson Foods appears to be the first big meat company to invest in a business that, among other things, aims to reduce consumption of chicken, beef and […]
October 10, 2016

Tyson Foods Invests in Startup Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat company by sales, on Monday said it took a 5% stake in Beyond Meat, a purveyor of plant-based burger […]
October 6, 2016

Startups Are Finding a Powerful Partner in This Hidden Corner of the Food Economy

For decades there has been a tried and true path for natural food companies looking to grow: Start in your hometown’s natural food store. Next, try […]