Bioceres, the Argentinian ag biotech business, is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) early next year through a reverse listing with a company controlled by Uruguyuan presidential hopeful Juan Sartori.
“GMOs are an old, bludgeon tool that feels dated,” said Sam Kass, food entrepreneur, former White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition, founder of Trove, and venture partner in Acre Venture Partners.
Leading British politicians and AgriTech industry representatives met in the House of Commons in London this week to focus attention on the development of a £500 million ($650 million) AgriTech Cluster, to be located on the edge of the university town of Cambridge, in the UK.
The startup launched the startup competition to showcase the latest in agriculture innovation to its farmer members, and to give startups the opportunity to get exposure and real-time feedback from their target customers.
Venture capital at Bayer Crop Science, which has until now focused mainly on investing in external funds, is just beginning to firm up with the creation of Bayer Growth Ventures (BGV). But there are still a lot of unknowns.
For Provenir CEO and farmer Chris Balazs, bringing an Uber-like service for meat processing to the Australian beef industry would solve many different pain points across the supply chain. It’s also something that’s near and dear to his own struggles.
As Canada ushered in legal cannabis consumption last week, many consumer products companies and retailers are wondering whether delving into the space will be worthwhile. The answer is probably yes, according to a new report.
SomaDetect, an agriculture technology startup that measures milk quality from every cow at milking, won the FoodBytes! New York Judges’ Choice Award. SomaDetect uses sensors that fit into existing milking equipment to measure the fat and protein content of dairy as well as somatic cells — an indication when a cow is suffering from mastitis — progesterone, and antibiotics.
The World Bee Project Hive Network will start monitoring beehives using sensing technologies from two UK startups -- BuzzBox and Arnia -- which will transmit the data they collect into the cloud for analysis.
Farmers Edge and Global Ag Risk Solutions are teaming up to combine Farmers Edge field-centric data with Global Ag’s customized insurance products to create a new data-driven insurance model for crop farmers.
“The problem with food waste is that it’s everyone’s responsibility, so it’s no one’s responsibility,” said Chris Cochran, executive director of ReFED, the multi-stakeholder nonprofit organization committed to reducing US food waste.