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Stop Food Loss & Waste

Since the beginning of time, humans have been inventing delicious ways to prevent food waste. Often this has been done by preserving fresh food to last longer through fermentation and other means. Yogurt is believed to have been invented over 4000 years ago by Central Asian herdsmen, who stored their extra goat’s milk in containers …

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The Apple Story

Apple is perhaps the oldest fruits cultivated in world. It had been initially grown in central Asia. It is a storehouse of protein, vitamin, dietary fiber, anti-oxidants and minerals. We all know the old saying that an apple a day keeps doctor away. Not only the daily intake of apple controls blood pressure, heart rate, …

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Akorn awarded NSF SBIR Phase II Fund

National Science Foundation awards Akorn Tech SBIR Phase II Grant

Akorn Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance and scale their proprietary, natural plant-derived coatings platform.  NSF had never previously funded R&D behind edible coatings for fresh produce. Global food production, security …

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UM6P Ventures is announcing their investment in Akorn Technology, Inc.

All-natural edible food coating minimizes post-harvest food loss and extends shelf life July 26, 2022 – Today, UM6P Ventures announces its investment in Akorn Technology, an innovator in edible food coatings. Their multifunctional natural coating platforms are made with upcycled, sustainable, and abundant non-GMO corn by-products and other plant materials that can double or triple the …

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Akorn announces new Japanese Investor, Future Foods Fund

Akorn is pleased to announce that Future Food Fund, the investment arm of Japan’s Oisix ra daichi Inc., has joined us and our growing team of international investors to improve fresh produce supply chains, control food waste and loss, and bring nutritious food to more people across the globe. Akorn’s revolutionary, natural, plant-derived coatings for fresh fruits and vegetables are …

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Miguel Wong joins Akorn Tech

Miguel Wong joins Akorn’s South America Team

Akorn Technology, a global leading provider of natural plant-based coatings for fresh produce, is expanding its team in Latin America, where exporters of mangos, avocados, pineapple, and other tropical fruit are rapidly embracing its solutions. Miguel Wong has joined Akorn with primary responsibility for the Peruvian market. Before joining Akorn, Miguel held both strategic and commercial …

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Akorn Technology announces new investor, Future Food Fund

Akorn’s all-natural, plant-derived edible coatings minimize post-harvest loss of fresh produce and extend shelf life  “Consumers in Japan are known to expect top quality and exceptional taste and appearance, without harmful chemical residues. We are confident Akorn coatings can meet, and in fact exceed, expectations.”— Anthony Zografos, CEO of Akorn Technology  BERKELEY , CA, UNITED …

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UM6P Ventures invests in a Silicon Valley startup

This investment by UM6P Ventures in Akorn Technology, an innovative natural edible coating startup, aims to positively impact the global food system. “UM6P Ventures announces its investment in Akorn Technology, an innovative natural edible coating startup. Its multifunctional natural coating platforms are made up of corn-derived products of natural origin (non-GMO) – valued upstream, sustainable …

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Agro Spectrum’s article on the UM6P Venture’s investment in Akorn

Akorn Technology will use the initial investment to scale up manufacturing and support customer trials on a broad range of crops. Morocco based UM6P Ventures announces its investment in Akorn Technology, an innovator in edible food coatings. Their multifunctional natural coating platforms are made with upcycled, sustainable, and abundant non-GMO corn by-products and other plant …

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Akorn receives EU approval for its edible food coatings

Akorn Technology has announced that its edible coatings for fresh produce have been approved for use in the European Union (EU) on fresh fruit with either edible skin or inedible peel. Akorn’s proprietary, revolutionary formulation containing corn zein and other plant-based, upcycled ingredients has been deemed suitable for use for the surface treatment of tree …

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Danilo Sanchez

100-Year family connection to agriculture and food industry My grandmother – an excellent cook – told me that around 1920 she moved to south Peru (Arequipa) because her father had been appointed for managing an agricultural and industrial farm. 90 years after that event, I assumed the responsibility for running an agribusiness company in that …

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Dimitri Tsakiris AKORN Tech

Dimitris Tsakiris

Always been curious about how things work and corelate to each other. My curiosity is the reason why I have been working in many different industries during my career. There is a connecting thread though, it has always been in Marketing and Sales throughout Europe. I define myself as a European citizen due to the …

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Xander Shapiro

About Me My first business venture was operating an ice cream truck at 17 I grew up with a grape arbor in the backyard and helped make grape juice and grape jelly from a very young age. This instilled in me a love for growing, harvesting, earing and even transforming fresh produce into value-added forms. …

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Anthony Zografos

About Me My favorite thing to do is shop at the Berkeley Bowl! Growing up as a kid, I spent a lot of time in my family’s seed and fertilizer business. I learned to recognize hundreds of seeds which came in handy while I was working at NASA where I designed and flew a seed-germination …

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