These companies are leading the way forward for the entire food industry. What potential do they have to change the way our planet eats?

Revolution Foods

Revolution Foods is closing the healthy food gap in underserved communities. During the pandemic, they served an average of 2 million meals per week, and provided snacks to charter schools, food banks, and community feeding centers in 23 states. “Revolution Foods can be part of the solution to provide healthy food to our neediest families in locations that have historically been food deserts at reasonable prices.” said Revolution Foods CRO Alvin Crawford.

Farm.One

Farm.One leverages vertical farming to produce fresh, local, and sustainably-grown food that has better nutritional value and tastes great. Farm.One has attracted the attention of hundreds of investors and created a loyal community of subscribing customers. “We’re trying to build a better local food system with the technology of vertical farms,” said Farm.One founder and CEO Rob Laing, on-site showing Planet Home their vertical farming facilities.

Apeel

Apeel Sciences, a food system innovation company, is working to prevent food produced globally from ending up in landfills, especially as pressures affect the food supply chain. The company just added $250 million in Series E funding, giving it a valuation of $2 billion, to speed up the availability of its longer-lasting produce in the U.S. (where approximately 40% of food is wasted) “One in nine people are going hungry, and if three in nine pieces of produce are being thrown away, we can be better stewards of the food we are throwing away,” CEO James Rogers said. “This is a solvable problem, we just have to get the pieces to the right place at the right time.”

Patagonia Provisions

Patagonia Provisions is the food arm of outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Agriculture is responsible for about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and Patagonia believes how and what we choose to eat presents a huge opportunity for positive change. This year, Patagonia overhauled their business model, turning their website into a marketplace with products made with regenerative organic ingredients.

Puris

Puris, a crop genetics company, launched a high-protein pea variety that can be grown at a larger scale than traditionally possible. Commercial farmers in North America are usually confined to the midwest United States and portions of Canada. However, this new pear variety is able to be grown across six climate zones, enabling it to be cultivated year round. The new pea is now the largest producer of pea protein in North America.

Perfect Day


Perfect Day have introduced the “world’s first milk protein,” made without animals, it has the taste, texture, and nutrition of traditional dairy, while being produced sustainably and ethically. A report found that Perfect Day’s whey protein production reduces water use up to 99%, greenhouse gas emissions up to 97%, and non-renewable energy use up to 60%, compared to conventional production methods. Recently, Perfect Day announced a $350 million Series D funding round intended to fuel the company’s expanded focus across biological engineering, ingredient innovation, and consumer products.