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.
Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9 billion from $8.3 billion in 2015.
Agriculture biotechnology (ag biotech) applies to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes.
J. Matthew Pryor recently attended the AusAg & Foodtech Summit in Adelaide, Australia, and here shares his key takeaways.
Novel farming systems are new methods of farming living ingredients for food and other applications, many of which are traditionally grown outdoors.
A recent survey shows that the Americas are by far the largest regional buyer of livestock antibiotics for the purpose of growth promotion.
After gaining “superfood" status, the market for algae could reach up to $44.7bn by 2023, according to a new report.
Agrifood tech is a small but growing segment of the startup and venture capital universe that is increasingly capturing the attention of investors.
There are now more than 400 Israeli startups working on innovations for the global agriculture sector, according to new research from Start-Up Nation Central, an Israeli NGO and Greensoil Investments, a local agritech venture capital firm.