By: Erica Gies, independent journalist. This post originally appeared on Ensia.
Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920.
A company called Green & Grow is really living up to its name.
The Austin-based producer of bio-products to improve ag productivity just announced it’s raised $6 million in a Series B, with Otter Capital as the lead investor.
As it turns out, some VC’s don’t like bugs, either.
Kalamazoo-based bioinsecticide company, Vestaron Corporation, recently closed a $10M Series C Preferred Stock. The round was led by new investor Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, which is a fund specializing in food and agricultural companies.
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No one hates fruit flies more than farmers.
Just last year, Napa’s olive crops were destroyed by the pests, costing many farmers much if not all their crop. This year, Australia’s farmers felt a hit, as the flies caused a $300 million market loss.
When you hear the word “tobacco” you may not think “clean.” But, after just one flight, you may soon.
SkyNRG, an aviation fuel company, has partnered with Boeing and South African Airways to make clean fuel from Solaris, a hybrid tobacco plant.
By: Chad Oliver, Yale University. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the article here.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel.