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Funding Breakthrough Solutions for the Global Food System

A world-class consortium of global food leaders in the public and private sector is backing a new investment platform, FoodShot Global, to accelerate innovative solutions to key challenges facing the food system. Each year, FoodShot Global issues aworldwidecall for scalable solutions to a critically important challenge within the food and agriculture space.

2018 Challenge: Innovating Soil 3.0

Scientists and intergovernmental agencies have been sounding the alarm on global soil depletion with increasing urgency, warning that the world has less than 70 harvests left if current degradation rates go unchecked.

FoodShot is seekingideas, projects, and companies that are Innovating Soil 3.0 – utilizing the latest in technology, science and engineering to address the crisis of soil deterioration and create the new soil operating system for the 21st century and beyond.

Proposals with the most promise to rapidly catalyze solutions to the challenge are selected to receive venture capital funding or prize dollars through FoodShot’s integrated capital platform.

  • Winning for-profit businesses will receive debt and/or equity financing
  • Top researchers, social entrepreneurs and/or advocates will be awarded the GroundBreaker Prize of over $500,000.
  • Applicants will be judged on key criteria, including global relevance, scalability, and ability to make an accelerated impact for systemic change.

By launching Moonshots for Better Food, FoodShot Global is committed to creating a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system for all – apply by December 1, 2018 at


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