Boston based tech company Cambridge Crops has secured USD 4 million in seed funding in a round led by The Engine, the venture capital firm launched by MIT.

Focussing on innovations in the food, agriculture, and packaging industries Cambridge Crops has developed a propriety process to combat food waste “silk-powered technology that is applied to food to slow the exchange of gases that cause decay”. The protective layer, the company says, is edible, tasteless and does not alter the food.

Cambridge Crops plans to use the funding to complete FDA and USDA regulatory milestones, invest in production scale-up, and continue developing commercial partnerships in the food and agriculture industry.