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A Bill Gates-backed edible coating available at Costco could make avocados last twice as long — and it just got a $70 million boost

Apeel Sciences makes an invisible coating from plant molecules that acts as an edible barrier to oxygen, pests, and water. After the startup's avocados hit Costco and Harps Food Stores locations, it scored a $70 million investment. Dormer Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb also joined its board.
Plant-based sausage by the food-tech company Beyond Meat.

We tried the Bill Gates-backed veggie sausage that sizzles like real sausage — here’s how it tastes

Food-tech startup Beyond Meat just launched three flavors of sausage that are meant to taste like the real thing. Here's the verdict.
Local Roots cofounder and CEO Eric Ellestad in one of the company's indoor farms.

SpaceX buys produce from this high-tech farm in a shipping container — take a look inside

A new indoor agriculture company called Local Roots makes indoor farms that grow crops under LED lights and without soil. SpaceX is one of its first customers.
Inside Plenty's first farm in South San Francisco, California.

A new Jeff Bezos-backed warehouse farm will grow enough greens to feed 180,000 people per year

Vertical farming startup Plenty — which has raised $260 million to date — is opening a 100,000-square-foot farm in the greater Seattle, Washington area.
A display of WindowFarms hydroponic growing system.

A growing battle in the $47 billion organic food industry could fundamentally change the program — and some farmers are worried

This week, an advisory board to the USDA voted to allow non-soil farmers to label their products organic. Some traditional farmers are not happy.
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks on stage at the Dinner & Auction during The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 3rd Annual Saint-Tropez Gala at Domaine Bertaud Belieu on July 20, 2016 in Saint-Tropez, France.

Leonardo DiCaprio just invested in the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that ‘bleeds’ like beef — here’s how it tastes

The Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist says he's an investor in Beyond Meat, a plant-based food startup aiming to disrupt the $48 trillion meat industry.

An ex-Tesla executive is teaming up with a little-known vertical farming startup

Kurt Kelty, Tesla's former battery director, has joined the vertical ag startup Plenty, which wants to build indoor farms around the world.

Spray this invisible, edible coating on produce and it could last five times longer

Apeel Sciences makes an invisible coating from plant molecules that acts as an edible barrier to oxygen, pests, and water. Now it's expanding to more farms.

Investors are sinking hundreds of millions into a technology that could revolutionize the way we eat

In the largest ag-tech funding round ever, VCs just poured $200 million into vertical farming startup Plenty, which says it has mastered how to grow indoors.

Hampton Creek’s entire board — except the CEO — just quit

At least five directors have left Hampton Creek, the food startup known for its egg-less mayo.