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Leep Foods is a leap of faith in mushrooms (access required)

The company launched as an organic mushroom grower, believing there would be consumer demand for better-tasting, nutrient-packed specialty mushrooms. That turned out to be true. Now Leep Foods has leapt further into the blended market, introducing a chicken-and-mushroom sausage line ...

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Biotech company creating RNA applications for agriculture (access required)

A biotechnology company believes the ecologically safe crop-production products made at its Rochester manufacturing facility will strengthen the agricultural economy across the country and perhaps the globe. GreenLight Biosciences is producing RNA-based sustainable solutions to chemical pesticides that are meant ...

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Four area startups among Grow-NY finalists (access required)

Four Rochester-area startups are among the 20 finalists in round three of Grow-NY, the food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge that provides up to $1 million in funding for the winner. Grow-NY focuses on the enhancement of the emerging ...

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LandPro breaks ground on new Batavia location (access required)

LandPro Equipment broke ground Tuesday on a new facility in Batavia that will house the firm’s agricultural, commercial, construction and homeowner sales and service operations in Genesee County. The company, headquartered in the Chautauqua County village of Falconer, is building ...

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Improvements to the food and beverage industry yield big results (access required)

Meaghan Frank knows that most customers of Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery on Keuka Lake will open the bottles they purchase within 24 hours. But the vice president of the fourth-generation winery wants customers who choose to be able to age ...

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Infrascreen creates energy efficient greenhouse climate by filtering radiation (access required)

Infrascreen is one of 10 finalist companies with optics, imaging and photonics-enabled technologies that’s working with NextCorps’ Luminate NY accelerator as part of its fourth cohort. Each company received an initial investment of $100,000 and is participating in the six-month program, which helps the selected companies speed ...

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Get ready now for cannabis industry to begin (access required)

New York state officials have not finalized the licensing applications and regulations needed for the newly legalized cannabis industry, but experts say there is plenty to do to get ready for anybody planning to get into the industry. The Rochester ...

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Cornell becomes a bigger player in food safety battle (access required)

When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, it was expected it would take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration some time to roll out and train its inspectors on the various intricacies of the law. ...

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REV LNG a leader in production, distribution of natural gas (access required)

REV LNG LLC is growing its renewable energy business locally, while building out its portfolio across the country. The company specializes in renewable energy project development and mobile energy services. Since 2012, it has provided liquid natural gas and compressed natural gas solutions to a ...

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