Retail and restaurant tech is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing technologies and services aimed at making retail food businesses more profitable as well as improving shopper experience at the supermarket, in restaurants and other brick & mortar stores.
A lot of the questions surrounding the technology are not really scientific but about what this technology is feeding into: power politics, the changing structure of agriculture and smallholder farmers, and long-term effects.
Conducting due diligence in ag biotech startups has many similarities to other categories, such as questions around the team and market size, but biotech is inherently different than developing a piece of equipment or a digital application.
The agrifood industry needs more qualified entrepreneurs to enter the space, according to a new initiative from the European Union (EU) that wants to propel more entrepreneurs and innovators into the sector.
Over a quarter of the world population eat food each day that’s been through Bühler equipment in some shape or form. And in some food segments, the market share is even higher with 65% of the world’s grain processed through Bühler products.
PIP, a $15 million public-private partnership of leading agtech startups, agribusinesses, and biotech companies will research the potential for indoor farms to grow crops with improved nutrition, taste and other characteristics hard to achieve outdoors.
THRIVE was voted Most Valuable Accelerator by the AgFunder network. It has built a platform to accelerate agrifood tech startup innovation by partnering with leading organizations and corporates across the agrifood and tech industries.
The issue of livestock farming’s impact on the environment is not as clear cut as many would have you believe. In fact, many much of the data dairy and meat alternative businesses are using to market their animal-free wares are inaccurate and misleading.
Considering Israel’s population of less than nine million, and its geographic size that is not much bigger than New Jersey, the report shows this small Mediterranean nation to be punching well above its weight in agrifood tech.
The duo is hoping to smash one of the biggest barriers to biologics adoption by providing farmers with a way to cultivate living microbial inputs on the farm that cannot survive in the current supply chain without cold storage.
General Mills, Anheuser-Busch, and Tyson have announced major sustainability initiatives in recent weeks aimed at encouraging producers to adopt different farming practices while increasing consumer education.
Nolan Paul, Partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures and ex-head of R&D Strategy and Emerging Technology at leading produce grower Driscoll's is offering his thoughts on how the agritech sector is developing ahead of his speaking slot at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco next month.
Tyson and Perdue are investing in better conditions for its birds and relying on technology to make it happen as consumers remain concerned about welfare in poultry production.
Consumers’ increasing fascination with learning more about food production has prompted many companies throughout the value chain to take actionable steps to improve food safety, transparency, traceability, and animal welfare.