The FDA could take years to settle its official position on CBD including any formal regulations limiting production and sale, according to Ecofibre’s chief science officer Alex Capano, leaving consumers with few assurances about product quality in the meantime.
As lawmakers, court battles, and consumer demand continue to push conventional chemical inputs out of the picture, a major market opportunity for bio-based inputs has developed. However, many farmers are struggling to understand an entirely new production methodology, argues biologicals veteran Pam Marrone.
AgFunder and its collaborators KK&P and The New Food Economy are excited to announce that S2G Ventures has become a sponsor of Money Where Our Mouths Are (MWOMA), an investigation into the funding gaps for female entrepreneurs in the agrifood industry.
At last year’s F&A Next conference, Adam Anders, managing partner at Anterra Capital, talked to legendary entrepreneur and principal at Future Shape, Tony Fadell about why investors are being drawn to the sector, and why we need to unseat the giants of the agricultural industry to empower innovation to flourish.
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.
"I had a front-row seat to the buzz - and the reality. It’s easy to criticize this industry, and the entrepreneurs who drive it forward, for being full of hype. In many cases, that is true; but it’s part of a more complicated reality," writes Sean McDonald.
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.