French firm Danone and US-based startup Brightseed, creator of Forager artificial intelligence (AI) that maps and predicts the health impact of plant-based compounds, have announced a partnership to advance Danone’s plant-based expertise.
Through a multiyear strategic collaboration, Danone and Brightseed will co-build unparalleled understanding of the world’s most common crops, and will explore lesser-known plant sources.
The aim of this partnership is to establish the blueprint for a health-forward and regenerative food system while accelerating Danone’s development of category-leading plant-based products.
It builds from the success of last year's partnership between Danone North America and Brightseed, demonstrating the value of this first proof of concept study. This new partnership comes after Brightseed uncovered groundbreaking information with Danone North America, one of the world’s largest B Corp and maker of leading plant-based brands like Silk, So Delicious and Follow Your Heart.
With Brightseed’s capabilities using Forager, there is a wealth of untapped potential to more deeply understand how these plants maintain their health integrity as the cornerstone of the world’s food supply, and explore new territories for plant-based innovations. Forager’s discoveries and insights could usher in a new category of functional foods for Danone to commercialize on a global scale.