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How a Little Sensor is Making a Big Impact on the Global Cocoa Industry

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.

A closer look at the agrifood startup ecosystem in Ghana and West Africa

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.

Future Food: Will We Have Kitchens in 2050? Climate Corp Founder Friedberg Shares His Vision of Future Food System

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 Role of Heirloom Crops vs Genetic Engineering in Future Food Systems

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.

Acceligen Will Use Gene Editing to Improve Health and Welfare of Agricultural Animals, Inc Antibiotics Reduction

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.