QualiTrace, a young Ghanaian startup providing a track & trace solution for agrochemical manufacturers and farmers, is trying to fight this battle that stems from the lack of proper government regulation on imports of agrochemicals.
Handheld near-infrared spectral imaging devices are giving cocoa farmers and processors a way to set fairer prices in a matter of seconds while also cutting out the middlemen
Singapore-headquartered agrifood business Olam International has partnered with sensor startup Consumer Physics to help improve its cocoa production by capturing data on the exact amount of cocoa within a cocoa bean pod.
Every supplier understands that there is considerable value to be captured by leveraging data and digital tools to get closer to customers and to better meet their needs. But which companies can attain that goal first, and which will be left behind?
Editor’s Note: Maciej Bulanda is the partnerships & communications manager at SmartHectar Innovations, a German innovation hub focused on agrifood and water. Together with entrepreneurship mentoring organization enpact, SmartHectar launched a joint venture enable West Africa to accelerate agrifood and water tech innovations in this emerging market.
Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop genomics platform using computational biology, predictive breeding, and gene editing technologies, announced at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco last week that it acquired the assets of Schillinger Genetics, also known as eMerge Genetics.
Innovative Food is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing novel food products and ingredients such as alternative meat - both plant-based and cell-culture-based -- insect protein, alternative sugars, and flavor enhancers.
DeHaat, an Indian agribusiness marketplace and supply chain technology, has raised Rs29 crore ($4 million) in seed funding from leading Indian agrifood tech venture firm Omnivore and online venture capital platform AgFunder (*yes, that’s us!)
What will you be eating in 2050? How will it get to your table? How we grow, purchase, and eat our food is changing. New technologies are playing a key role in shaping that change. In this podcast, we speak to the people driving that future, from entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, to chef, farmers and food businesses. Welcome to Future Food!
The US Department of Agriculture and the US Food and Drug Administration have established an inter-agency framework for regulating food items produced using cellular agriculture methods of meat and poultry production.
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, sounding the starting bell in a race to commercialize products as consumer and manufacturer demand for CBD ingredients skyrockets, but the FDA’s stance remains unclear.
The food system is a tale of two halves today. On one side, consumers want to go back in time to eat locally-sourced, clean, simple, organic and heirloom varieties of certain fruits and vegetables. And on the other, technological developments are making genetic engineering more effective than ever. We ask experts which approach will define the future of food.
Editor’s Note: Recombinetics, the gene editing company operating in agriculture and human therapeutics, is spinning out its agriculture business into a new company called Acceligen. Acceligen will focus on gene editing animals to improve their health — reducing the need for antibiotics in swine, for example — and welfare by reducing the need for certain practices such as castration, also in swine.