The decision comes after weeks of votes and protests about the future of the controversial chemical in the EU, which has been far more skeptical than other parts of the world regarding glyphosate and the genetically-modified seeds created to resist it by Monsanto.
Some key changes at IKEA in the wake of a deep dive into their supply chain include introducing the veggie meatball as well as taking Coca-Cola and Pepsi products off the menu.
We caught up with Bénédicte Monpert, a partner at CapAgro since 2015, to find out why the firm is looking to invest in more robotics startups ahead of the International Forum on Agricultural Robots in Toulouse, France.
Multinational chemical company Yara International has acquired Agronomic Technology Corp, an agricultural field modeling company for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer, for an undisclosed sum.
We caught up with Eric Marty, investment manager at Emertec Gestion since 2004, to find out why his firm is betting on farm robotics.
Will plentiful funding for the agricultural sector translate to private sector development of Ireland's agrifood tech innovations?
On Tuesday, October 24, the European Parliament will vote on whether to ban Monsanto’s controversial pesticide glyphosate in the next three years, plus more industry news in our weekly brief.
The fast pace of CapAgro’s portfolio growth caught our attention back in 2015 when the firm made nine investments in 12 months, eight of those in its first three months after the French agrifood tech VC fund was founded.
We caught up with the new head of Finistere’s Dublin office, Kieran Furlong to find out how the new Ireland Agtech Fund will work.
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.
Global animal nutrition player Alltech is a senior figure in Ireland’s agricultural industry and in its 37 years, has made just five acquisitions, all in the last two years.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
IdentiGEN uses proprietary DNA analysis to determine the origin of meat or fish down to the individual animal.
At this year’s Irish National Ploughing Championships, Enterprise Ireland hosted a showcase of very early stage ag technology startups to show the hundreds of thousands of attendees at the three-day event.
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is launching a €20 million Ireland-focused agtech fund, managed by Finistere Ventures.
Located at Harper Adams University, the Agri-EPI Centre is the first of four agritech innovation centers under the UK's agritech strategy that are being jointly funded by the ag industry and the government.
The company says its technology is transforming poultry production by turning a cost center -- dealing with waste manure -- into a source of fuel, thereby driving farm profitability through reduced energy bills.
The German agriculture, energy, and construction conglomerate partnered with Austrian agricultural cooperative RWA Group on the Agro Innovation Lab startup accelerator program earlier this year.
The startup spun out of Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), the life sciences research institute founded by the Flemish Government in 1995, and raised all the funding from local Belgian investors.
Two weeks ago I headed to Stockholm, Sweden to speak at and attend the Sweden Food Tech “Big Meet” conference and I was impressed by the small but growing level of activity in the country.