The International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report examines major food policy developments and events over the past 12 months and looks at the key challenges and opportunities for the upcoming year.
It's food-first for Snap Kitchen, an Austin, Texas-based startup, which is offering consumers food to satisfy a range of diets, but the startup's technology offering is gathering pace, co-founder and president Martin Berson tells AgFunderNews.
AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to ask Professor Zhang of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Engineering five questions about his research into turning cellulose into edible starches and biofuel.
Microbiomes are all around us—and even inside us. According to The Human Microbiome Project, tens of trillions of the little cells live on and inside humans. Representing thousands of species, microbiomes outnumber our own cells by roughly 10 to 1.
As we look ahead to the Forbes AgTech Summit later this week, we took a moment to reflect on GAI’s AgTech Week, which took place two weeks ago in San Francisco, to make a few observations on what’s happening in agtech.
Editor’s Note: AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to speak with The Honorable Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas, on the relationship between agriculture and technology both in his home town and around the world.
As the world population continues to climb, so does the demand for food. With a finite amount of arable land, keeping up on the supply side is a major challenge for farmers located in certain regions of the world.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each year roughly 48 million get sick, 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 lose their lives as a result of a foodborne illness.