This Bill Gates-backed start-up is battling world hunger with avocados that last twice as long

3:41 PM ET Fri, 28 Dec 2018
Food tech start-up Apeel Sciences is fighting world hunger one avocado at a time. The company's technology creates a plant-derived second peel around fruit and vegetables, that can double shelf life, and allows produce to reach the people who need it most. Apeel Sciences has raised a total of $110 million in funding from investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Viking Global Investors and Andreessen Horowitz.