It would be hard for the large multinational food companies to ignore the rapid innovation taking place in their industry.
Blue Apron filed for an IPO, and an internal dispute at Hampton Creek are just two stories in this week's industry brief.
Intrapreneurial projects are a way for large companies gain in agility, to the benefit of the whole food and agriculture innovation ecosystem, writes Christophe Breuillet.
The Yield Lab Galway has announced its new, Irish cohort, while Maryland bans routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik to Extend its Precision Agriculture Capabilities
Asia’s first agritech and foodtech startup up competition will take place in Singapore later this month.
4YFN recently unveiled a new €3.6 million ($3.92 million) accelerator program called IMPACT Growth that will offer equity-free funding to agtech startups.
Earth Day provides a prime opportunity to reflect on the state of environmental sustainability in the food and agriculture industry.
It's now been over a year since Western Growers (WGA), the member association for west coast fruit, vegetable, and permanent crop farmers, opened the doors of its Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas.
Also this week, VDO TechAccel and microbiome startup Indigo both expand their leadership teams.
We caught up with Chris Davidson, director of planning and business development of John Deere’s Crop Care platform and John Teeple, director of technology in the Precision Ag Technology Group to find out.
The Climate Ventures 2.0 application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017, while a new initiative at UC Merced aims to position current students at the edge of the intersection between food, energy, and water.
Epigenetics is the study of how an animal or plant cell reads and acts on the information in its genes based on the presence (or not) of certain epigenetic markers in the chromatin.
Boragen's technology, which is licensed from Penn State University, is initially focusing on next generation, synthetic fungicides using a technology with a novel mode of action.
Also, John Deere has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University Research Park and Aggrigator launches a Farm to Shelf Marketplace for small farmers to sell direct to restaurants, schools, and grocery stores.
There was a more diverse set of technology startups serving the cannabis market in 2016, although investment levels were similar to 2015.
Alltech and its accelerator partner Dogpatch Labs discovered that many startups were not looking for equity investment, according to Alltech CIO Aidan Connolly.
Land O'Lakes, the major US dairy cooperative, is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O'Lakes Prize.
The university is about to launch its second accelerator program.
Equity investing in just one way TechAccel, a venture development organization, works to accelerate innovation in agriculture.