With holiday food traditions largely unchanged in US culture since the 1950s, the late November surge in demand for turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin, among other vegetables is the driving force for many farmers' toil all year.
Ag biotech is a central focus of agrifood tech investing; here Brett Morris from TechAccel says out the firm's market map of the category.
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.
The data used to answer increasing inquiries about the sustainability of large agrifood company supply chains is not keeping up with the pace of demand, leading to figures that are largely theoretical.
Barilla, the family-owned company best known for its signature blue pasta box, announced a new food-focused venture fund and accelerator called Blu1877, plus more in our weekly brief.
“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.
A recent report evaluating new innovations in the food system based on potential impact on post-harvest food waste and commercial feasibility reveals what the authors call “high-priority investible innovations.”
The number of high-raising food delivery startups that have shuttered in the last two years suggests that even with millions of potential customers within a few miles, online restaurants are a hard nut to crack.
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to withdraw Obama-era revisions to biotechnology regulations involving genetic modification and editing plus more in our weekly industry brief.
Though historical Israeli agritech strengths are in irrigation and water management, and livestock and poultry, smart farming has developed three times faster than other sectors, with 29 new companies forming in the last five years.
In honor of Veterans Day, we compiled a list of funds, grants, loans, and programs available to US military veteran entrepreneurs in farming and tech.
There are at least 20 agtech startups that use remote sensing technology for different precision farming applications. Here are the most prominent remote sensing companies, sorted by the main source of remote sensing data each uses.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency claims that the Soylent meal replacement drink does not fulfill the nutritional requirements of a meal.
In a comprehensive assessment of the potential for automation by McKinsey, agriculture ranked fourth with a 57% potential for automation, behind accommodation and food services (73%), manufacturing (60%), and transportation and warehousing (60%).
Since 2014, insect startups raised $124 million. Of this, $4.2 million went to companies creating consumer products for human consumption - the rest went to insect farming operations.
Protein-rich foods are in particular demand, but with the meat industry responsible for more than 15% of greenhouse gas emissions, Innovative Food startups are finding alternative ways to give consumers what they want.
Indian horticulture production just hit a new record and there are three broad areas in need of innovation in the sector presenting an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors, writes Hemendra Mathur.
There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
Fish 2.0, the business competition for sustainable seafood-focused innovations, announced the 40 companies that will pitch to investors November 7–8 during the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum at Stanford University.