Christine Gould has been running the Thought for Food (TFF) Challenge and Summit for six years now. But this year a contest usually saturated with biotech and digital startups had an entirely different theme among its applicants.
While it was a positive first step that the FDA addressing the space, how it will play out is still uncertain as participants debated who should regulate the products, what it should be called, and how its safety will be determined.
We caught up with three foodtech startups at the United Fresh Show to find out how produce distributors, packers, and shippers are adopting new technology.
Move over insects; carbon dioxide can now be used to make proteins and fatty acids, according to Michael Carus, founder of the nova-Institute.
Two weeks ago, our CEO Rob Leclerc went to Israel to attend Food and Ag Week and here's what he discovered.
The AgriFood News Aggregator features headlines from around the globe collected on AgFunder’s news sharing platform #feedit each week.
Professor Louise Fresco, the president of Wageningen University & Research and former Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) addressed delegates at the AgriVest conference in Tel Aviv last week.
Corporate venture capital can help agrifood tech startups scale-up and expand to new markets, but can also be difficult to work with, according to entrepreneurs speaking on the sidelines of the Seeds & Chips conference in Milan this week.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have created business opportunities for small companies, according to speakers at Techonomy NYC this week.
As Bayer waits for the final go-ahead from regulators to merge with Monsanto, the company is coming to terms with what its role could be as the largest corporation in agriculture.
The 2018 competition (The TFF Challenge) will close applications on May 4 after which 10 finalist teams will be selected from thousands of entries from around the world to compete for the chance to win up to $25,000 in cash grants and a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the TFF Summit.
A publicly available and editable list of women leaders in agriculture, started by Agrilyst CEO Allison Kopf, challenges event and conference organizers to increase gender representation in public discussions of the industry.
The Mekong AgriTech Challenge (MATCh), the Mekong region's first AgTech pitch competition and market access boot camp, launched for the first time last week.
At the closing investor discussion at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 21, three agrifood investors concluded that though the exits of 2017 were good to see, they weren’t necessarily as replicable as many may hope.
The Future Food Asia Award (FFAA), Asia’s first agrifood tech startup up competition, will be presented in Singapore for the second year on May 23.
Tyson Ventures has been tight-lipped on what might come next for the corporate VC, but at the Future Food Tech Conference, managing director Reese Schroeder offered some insight into what might be ahead for the protein giant.
The AI-enabled ag sensor and IoT startup now offers an end-to-end microclimate sensing and predictions service for land-based crops as well as aquaculture.
Global revenue risk from lack of water availability for irrigation or animal consumption has reached $459 billion. With figures like this, it’s no wonder that funds and corporations are hearing more concern about water from investors.
“I think CRISPR and other gene editing tools mark a real turning point in the conversation,” Sam Kass, partner at Acre Venture Partners and former senior policy advisor for nutrition in the White House, told the audience of the Food Loves Tech.
We talk to CEO of Hain Celestial's new venture capital arm Cultivate Ventures about how and why one of the largest natural and organic food products companies globally launched the initiative.