US farmland values fell 0.2 percent in Q3, representing a shift from 0.7 percent growth during Q2. Whole Foods is in a spot over two cases of Hepatitis in Detroit, while Western Growers plans to award startups at its upcoming AGM.
Farmers have limited cash to spend on their operations at the moment, but there is opportunity for them to address their needs throughout the year through leasing, argues Tristan Watkins, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.
To celebrate World Food Day, we’ve put together a collection of stories from the AgFunderNews archives to shed light on some of the technologies that are addressing food security from several perspectives.
Applications Open for Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security
The Olam Prize is one of four initiatives launched for Olam’s 25th anniversary in 2014, which also includes a scholarship program, a foundation and the Building Sustainable Futures Forum, which was held on September 15, 2016.
Tyson’s investment comes just a couple of weeks after an investor coalition worth over $1.2 trillion put pressure on some leading food companies to incorporate more plant-based meat alternatives into their supply chains and consumer products.
Melbourne-based SenseAg, an IoT-focused big data startup, won first prize at the global Apache Spark Makers Build by IBM competition, which invited companies from around the world to build an ApacheSpark app to solve a real business issue or problem involving marketing, risk management, or operations.