Startup Stories: Equinocol tackles Equine Feeding Methods

Resistance to innovation can be encountered in many industries. However, the livestock sector seems especially traditional. Beatriz Jiménez Adánez from Equinocol wants to change that – starting with equine nourishment. The goal of her agtech-startup is to provide fresh horse feed year-round that is just as convenient as traditional dried food, such as fodder.  About Equinocol Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Beatriz Jiménez Adánez. I’ve dedicated my professional life to the entrepreneurship and development of companies in various sectors. I’m currently paving the way for my new company EQUINOCOL, from the agtech sector, that works in the production of nutritional supplements

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Industry Focus: Meat Substitutes

As with computer software, agriculture needs constant updating to stay relevant. Thanks to technology, farming and diet continue to be demystified, and meat substitutes is one major innovation. Research and developments in this area are a popular niche of the food tech industry. The meat substitute industry is a booming business with new, innovative ideas of cultivating and producing plant-based products, coming up daily. These job opportunities extend to improving the methodologies that are already in place and only need a shine here and there. Why substitute meat? Animal meat has, for a long time, been the major source of protein for many families around the world. Apart from protein, meat

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Industry Focus: Insect Protein

With the constant growth of the earth’s population, there has been a lot of pressure to come up with alternative sources of food using food tech. This is especially true when it comes to animal protein. Due to this pressure, insect protein has been suggested as a viable option. Even the United Nations agrees that ingesting insects will help feed the growing population of the world. A report by the United Nations titled Edible Insects delves deeper into this matter. This report argues that since the world population is estimated to be up to 9 billion people by 2050, it is time to come up with alternative food sources. Insect

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