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The AgriFood News Aggregator: Soft Robotics, Nutreco, Wilbur-Ellis, Walmart, Funding Opps, Climate Corp, more

May 3, 2018

The AgriFood News Aggregator features headlines from around the globe collected on AgFunder’s news sharing platform #feedit each week. Have news to share? Post it here and engage, share, and debate with your peers.

AgriFood Tech Venture News

Soft Robotics raises $20 million to expand operations – TechCrunch

Netherlands’ Nutreco leads Series B in Eruvaka – Economic Times

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness President Switches to Cavallo Ventures – Press release (PR)

SproutX Accelerator Announces Latest Cohort – PR

Sentera Partners with The Climate Corporation – PR

Bushel™ expands grain platform feature set with eSign capability – PR

Following Positive Agricultural Field Trials, Crop Enhancement Expands Go-To-Market Team – PR

USDA Announces New Funding Opportunity for Sustainable Agricultural Systems – PR

KnipBio Sees Promising Results in Independent Trout Feed Trial – PR

AgriFood Industry News

Report: Amazon’s online grocery sales grew 50% in Q1 – Food Dive

EU Agrees Total Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides – Guardian

Bayer Signs Agreement to Sell Further Crop Science Businesses to BASF for up to €1.7 billion  – PR

France Bans Use of Meat-like Terms in Packaging for Vegetarian Food – Independent

Bayer Digital Farming Product Now Available for European Farmers – PR

John Deere Invests in New Test Lab at Iowa State University – PR

Senator Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill on 4/20 to Federally Decriminalize Cannabis – Merry Jane

Whole Foods Grocery Delivery Expands, Now Live in 10 Markets – TechCrunch

New Initiative Launched to Help Agri-businesses and Financiers Benchmark and Boost Environmental Performance Across Agricultural Supply Chains – PR

Precision Agriculture Project Reports Massive Water Savings – PR

Vultus and nHack to cooperate in Asia – PR

AgriFood Commentary

Walmart Is Getting Suppliers to Put Food on the Blockchain – Bloomberg

How GV’s Andy Wheeler Invests In The Food Companies Of The Future – Forbes

Controversial New Milk Shakes Up Big Dairy – Guardian

Warren Buffett Needs to Sell a Lot of Ketchup Fast – Bloomberg

From AgFunderNews this week

Tyson Invests in Israeli Cultured Meat Startup Future Meat Technologies

Bayer Gauging Expectations from Environmental Groups Ahead of Monsanto Merger

Contain Inc Launches First Insurance Service for Indoor Farmers

PrecisionHawk Partners with FAA on Blueprint for Flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight

How JUST’s Oatmeal is Designed to Do Good and Make a Profit in West Africa

Why the Thought For Food Challenge Embraces Controversy

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