Regenerative agriculture is having a moment. For long-time regen ag practitioners and proponents, this is probably jarring. But having written about regenerative agriculture for five years now, I've never seen such engagement or our stories about this ultra-sustainable method of farming perform so well.
Japan’s Connected Robotics first made waves in Tokyo’s food tech space with its ballsy launch of OctoChef, a robot that serves hot octopus balls, and now it's adding to its portfolio with an ice cream-making bear, and breakfast in bed robot.
"Regenerative agriculture is a buzzy new term, but we did it this way 60, 70 years ago, before we started trying to commoditize everything. It can be done that way again," Chris Carter from online butcher Porter Road tell AFN.
Jennifer is an expert marketer with a career spanning many different industries outside of agriculture, most recently at StubHub the event ticketing business, so it's really interesting to hear about her transition into this industry.
Plant-based ground beef has become a staple at several fast food restaurants across the US. Now food retailers are demanding other alternatives, but creating viable plant-based alternatives for other food types like dairy, seafood, muscle cuts, and poultry could prove trickier.
The Census seeks to understand the scale and nature of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) to better determine the roadblocks to accelerating the industry. This includes greenhouses, vertical farms, indoor rooms and hoop or tunnel houses.
Finding alternative uses for methane could be an important tool in the fight against climate change as the gas is responsible for at least a quarter of global warming and is over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
“Not only is it harder as a woman, but my biggest problem is that I spent my years in the kitchen, not hobnobbing with people who decide where the money goes,” Alison Mountford says of her stalled attempts at raising venture capital funding.
UPDATED: 12:15 ET to add info about a Californian dairy initiative.
A group of leading food and agriculture companies led by Danone has formed a coalition to make the global dairy industry more sustainable by helping dairy farmers transition to regenerative agriculture practices.