To celebrate World Food Day, we’ve put together a collection of stories from the AgFunderNews archives to shed light on some of the technologies that are addressing food security from several perspectives.
On World Food Day, AgFunderNews caught up with Andre Laperriere, the executive director of the GODAN secretariat, to find out how the initiative hopes to use open data to reduce hunger worldwide.
FreshDirect was the week's biggest deal, followed by startups from Europe, Israel, and Argentina also raising capital, making this a very diverse week for agtech funding.
For the eighth round of this annual event, 20 companies will present across multiple technology categories while panel discussions will focus on food waste, gene-editing technology and a keynote from farmers.
The private sector is increasingly taking note of the food waste space, and one startup has raised $50m to scale its offering.
Over $60m of agtech fundings this week include Engender Technologies, Inocucor, WiseRG, Planetary Resources, MastiLine, Chef'd and Kazzit.
Farmigo is an online farm-to-consumer service based in Brooklyn, New York that started life as a community supported agriculture software company.
Byte Foods, a service delivering lunches to businesses in San Francisco, has acquired Pantry, the manufacturer of smart fridge kiosks in an all-share deal.
In honor of Earth Day, Souper Seconds has launched a mobile app designed to help chefs and other food manufacturers get their hands on “seconds”, ugly fruit and vegetables that go wasted each year.
Food waste is starting to get the attention it deserves. It remains one of the biggest problems affecting the global food system and is particularly troublesome in the United States.
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.
Leading seed accelerator Y Combinator featured five agtech startups at its recent Demo Day. Here some of them discuss the benefits of the program.
Food waste costs the US economy over $200bn a year, but there's lots of opportunity to get involved in its reduction, according to a new report instigated by the Fink Family Foundation.
Monsanto's lawsuit, cannabis legalization in New Zealand, and continued drama around GMO-labeling are some of the stories covered in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Investment rounds by startups in the UK, Singapore, and the US contributed to the week's funding volumes.
Food waste is becoming a serious problem globally. Winnow is just one of a growing number of startups hoping to mitigate its effects.
The food waste-to-fertilizer startup is constructing its first commercial scale facility in Sacramento after signing a food supply agreement with a local supermarket.
The Center for Innovation and Technology is being sponsored by Bayer CropSciences, Farm Credit, Monsanto, Prophet North America, Toro Micro-Irrigation, Taylor Farms and JV Smith Companies, and is still open for applications.
Harvest Power wants to develop the organic food waste sector in the US through the expansion of its anaerobic digesters and consumer-facing soil supplement products.
Brooklyn-headquartered Farmigo is offering consumers an opportunity to buy local produce online while India's PepperTap raised $36m Series B from investors including India's Amazon, SnapDeal.