The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) and Illumitex created the 2016 Vertical Farming Award competition to promote innovation and awarded first prize to a Malaysian community project.
AVF has initiated a project to create a sustainability certification scheme for vertical farming.
Calyxt, the gene editing ag biotech company has hired Federico Tripodi as its new CEO replacing Luc Mathis who co-founded the company.
Freight Farms will use the NASA funding to build a new type of indoor ag facility based on its shipping container model, while a new report concluded that food products derived from GM crops are not only safe, but beneficial for the environment.
UC Davis is a partner to a range of initiatives supporting agtech innovation and startups in and around Sacramento, California. Here are six of them.
AgFunderNews caught up with Cierra Martin and Hannes Dempewolf of The Crop Trust, an international organization working to safeguard crop diversity forever, to find out more about its work, and its fundraising initiative.
A private equity exit, a new hire in the farmland investment market, continued public concern over GE food labeling, and the plight of the bee contribute to this week's industry-in-brief.
A new whitepaper released today tackles the topic of agtech adoption. Entitled 'Beyond the Hype: How Agricultural Technology Wins Customers and Creates Value', it offers six suggestions to agtech startups.
Vermont's impending GMO labeling is also covered in this week's industry-in-brief as well as a cartoonist who got fired from Farm News for offending a seed company.
Consumer demand for legal cannabis has fueled technological development in the indoor agriculture industry as a whole, according to a new report from Newbean Capital.
Swiss agribusiness Syngenta has announced the winners of its first ever Syngenta Crop Challenge, which challenged entrants to develop a model that predicts the seed varieties farmers should plant next season to maximize yield.
Fish traceability, Paine & Partners Verdesian Life Sciences, farmland investment, GMO labeling, and dangerous pesticides make up this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Food + Future coLab is now testing two new technologies aimed at finding out what information consumers want about their food while they shop.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched a new initiative aimed at awarding certain ag data company with an “Ag Data Transparent” seal if they participate in its Ag Data Transparency Evaluator (ADTE).
In honor of Earth Day, Souper Seconds has launched a mobile app designed to help chefs and other food manufacturers get their hands on “seconds”, ugly fruit and vegetables that go wasted each year.
The farm management software platform has opened a new office at WGA's center in Salinas, while Costco is making loans to organic farmers as demand grows, and find out how many billionaires are getting farm subsidies.
The vertical farming sector is more than just a movement; it's evolved into an industry and the conversation needs to move on, according to the Association for Vertical Farming.
A group of institutional investors worth $1 billion and led by Coller Capital, has joined forces to lobby 10 publicly-traded food companies over the use of antibiotics in their supply chains.
The USDA's lacking regulation of gene-edited mushrooms has raised criticism while citizens in China protest Chem China's acquisition of Syngenta over GMO Concerns in this week's industry-in-brief.