A few possible solutions to this "nasty" disease have emerged, but no cure even after $400 million in investment form the USDA.
Indigo's business model, which it is deploying funds to build out across the US, Argentina, and Australia, is as much a part of its offering as its business model, according to agtech insiders.
This round was led by OS Fund, which, according to its website, “finances and supports inventors and scientists who are working on audacious breakthroughs to solve the greatest issues and opportunities facing humanity today.”
Ag biotech is a central focus of agrifood tech investing; here Brett Morris from TechAccel says out the firm's market map of the category.
Though historical Israeli agritech strengths are in irrigation and water management, and livestock and poultry, smart farming has developed three times faster than other sectors, with 29 new companies forming in the last five years.
The city has companies from all over the globe relocating to take advantage of the wealth of resources at hand, but it also suffers from an exodus of companies that reach a certain point. What makes St. Louis a serious contender for the leading agtech ecosystem?
TIPA, which has won awards for its packaging, compares its product to orange peel: in comparison to regular plastic that will last for hundreds of years, it will decompose within just 180 days in compost conditions.
Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre farm in Duchess County, New York, producing a variety of fruits and vegetables and pastured eggs.
It's a scary fact for any parent, particularly at bedtime tomorrow: children eat an average of three cups of sugar on Halloween.
Hyasynth Bio is a Montreal-based biotech company that has developed a way to produce the active compounds in cannabis without ever growing a plant.
Sugarlogix is looking to improve infant formula with a flavorless sugar that enhances the immune system, promotes gut health, and reduces inflammation.
There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.
High-profile startup hires, a startup IPO, and new startup resources also make up part of this week's brief.
Bayer CropScience and Ginkgo Bioworks, a startup genetically engineering microbes for the flavor, fragrance, and food industries, have partnered with hedge fund Viking Global Investors to invest $100 million in a new, as yet unnamed agtech startup.
Biological pesticide firm Greenlight Biosciences has raised an $18 million Series D round led by led by farmland and agtech fund investor Fall Line Capital.
Computational biology startup Benson Hill Biosystems (BHB) has launched a new gene editing tool to provide an alternative to existing tools, including the high-profile CRISPR Cas9.
Agriculture biotechnology (ag biotech) applies to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes.
Distribution of the product will focus on the US, Canada, and Argentina, where NewLeaf has been successfully piloting the product for three years.
Crops, livestock, and dairy are set to see a 3.1% bump this year, Dow and DuPont finalize their merger and more.