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.
Networking groups may be a key way to help women landowners and farmers overcome persistent gender barriers particularly when it comes to adopting conservation practices, according to the new research ahead of International Women's Day.
Matt Crisp is cofounder and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop genomics platform using computational biology and gene editing. Here he writes about the startup's evolution and transition to now serving a broad range of clients across the food system.
BeefChain uses RFID and IoT tech to create an auditable provenance for grass-fed, pasture-raised meat to help ranchers
The Brooklyn-based startup is looking to take local food and its farmer training program nationwide with new container farming campuses near Gordon’s retail locations and distribution centers.
Price volatility is a major risk for producers, buyers, and insurers of agricultural products. Prices can swing by as much as 20% or 30% per year, making it difficult for farmers to manage and plan their businesses and for commodities investors to gauge investment decisions.
TheKrishi brings multiple stakeholders of the Indian agri-ecosystem together on a platform.
When consumers can understand just bit more about what biotech is, how it works, and how it relates to them personally, they’re supportive of GMO, according to Jennifer Armen, vice president at Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
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.
A number of Indian agritech startups are making headlines with their transformative technologies, but the Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project in the southern Indian province of Andhra Pradesh is also making waves in the once-ignored industry.
Kuli Kuli is a manufacturer and distributor of moringa, a superfood that’s become the fastest growing green supplement in the category, surpassing matcha and catching up to spirulina and wheatgrass.
iUNU hopes to take some of the old school manual data entry aspects of greenhouse operation into the 21st century by automating as much of the greenhouse maintenance process as possible.
While broadband offers connectivity for rural dwellers in their homes, it may not bridge the technology divide between tech-hungry farmers and their inability to send or receive data from the most remote acres of their operations.
Elemental Excelerator, a non-profit funder of agriculture, water, energy, mobility, and circular economy startups, is accepting applications for its 8th cohort.
This spring in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, cows will walk on water. Holy Cow?! Not exactly.
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.
Motif will focus on providing food companies with ingredients for their growing alternative protein product lines in the plant-based and meat alternative space. It will also use Ginkgo's science and technology to design and engineer new cells to develop other new food formats.
Washington State lawmakers are considering a hardline measure that would force companies to take responsibility for plastic waste or forgo using it at all.
There's a compelling case for grain farmers to convert to organic, and agtech can help, but few digital startups are serving the organic farming community.
You may have seen The Production Board crop up on a few agrifood tech investments, but there's little publicly-available information about the investment holding company founded by David Friedberg. Until now.