Category: Opinion

Grow crops like a fighter pilot

The next harvest is becoming a matter of economic survival for some growers in uncertain times. With trade wars, pandemics and market plunges, farmers now more than ever need every edge they can get to make the most of the growing season. One thing they can do to up their game is to take inspiration from fighter pilots, writes Joe Byrum.

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7 critical factors to scaling regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is a means to increase farmers’ profits, sequester over 1 trillion tons of carbon, and build resilient economies through regenerating our soils and landscapes. But how can we disseminate these practices fast enough for agriculture to become a key player in the fight against climate change?

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How Indian agritech can help address climate risks

Jeff Bezos committing $10 billion to fight climate change through his new Earth Fund could not have been timelier. Climate change is for real. Here’s a look at some Indian agritech innovations that are trying to address climate change risks.

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Why we invested in MycoWorks

We joined DCVC Bio, Novo Holdings, 8VC and others to invest in sustainable leather startup MycoWork’s $17m Series A. Here’s why.

cannabis in the UK

Growing cannabis legally in the UK is hard, but far from impossible

BDS Analytics has forecast that the worldwide legal cannabis industry generated revenues in the region of £11.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow to around £35 billion by 2024. Alongside this phenomenal rate of growth, the UK agriculture sector is embarking upon a period of unprecedented change.

Opinion: 50 Shades of Food Transparency

Technology is helping food companies connect consumers to their food but it’s also creating new opportunities to mislead them. Where do we draw the line between truth and questionable marketing?

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