October 27

Apeel Gets More Cash To Fight Poverty and Food Insecurity in Emerging Markets With Its Food-Preserving Tech

By Jonathan Shieber

In the first real test of the potentially transformative power of its food-preserving technology, Santa Barbara, California-based Apeel Sciences is bringing its innovative food treatment and supply chain management services to distribution centers in select markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The goal is to alleviate food insecurity among farmers, who comprise one of the most susceptible populations to issues of malnutrition, according to Apeel’s chief executive, James Rogers.

“The majority of fruits and vegetables grown on this planet are grown by small farmers and two-thirds of the people who are food insecure are also farmers,” said Rogers.

Photo courtesy of Amy Shamblen.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Technology
food security, innovation, smallholder farmers