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The Long Island Capital Alliance is bringing investors and businesses in the food and beverage

The Long Island Capital Alliance is bringing investors and businesses in the food and beverage industry together for a capital forum in Melville next month.

LICA, a local nonprofit capital formation and business development organization, will be hosting the Food & Beverage Capital Forum on Dec. 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at 68 S. Service Rd. The forum will feature presentations by companies working on emerging trends in the food service and agricultural products sectors.

Five companies will present their business plans to a panel of investors. Jeff Lichtenstein, chief executive of Organic Opportunities, a food technology company, and founder of Gourmet Guru, will be the event’s keynote speaker.

The presenting companies include Stony Brook-based Renuble, a supplier of organic fertilizer; Foodfaves of Deer Park, a mobile app that helps users identify food cravings; East Hampton-based Keith’s Nervous Breakdown, a maker of nonalcoholic, bottled cocktail mixers; MUD Frozen Dessert of Belle Harbor, a maker of nondairy frozen desserts; and Brooklyn-based Ortex Organics, an environmental technology company working in food and organic waste management.