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New York Pension Fund Asks McDonald’s to Explain Why Its Chicken Welfare Standards Fall Short

The clash over consumers’ demand for fast food chains to improve the animal welfare requirements that they use when sourcing meat hit new heights last week when the third largest public retirement fund in America, New York Pension Fund, penned a letter to McDonald’s warning it about “potential financial and reputational risks associated with McDonald’s chicken welfare practices.”

Fundings-in-Brief: S2G Invests in Back to the Roots Series A, Ag Drone Company Raises $8m, Aussie Farmland Fund Closes on $200m, more

An Australian farmland fund joined a drone company, microbe manufacturer, consumer products, and food e-commerce startup to raise funding and highlighting the diversity of the ag investment space.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Makes First Agtech Investment in AgBiome’s $34.5m Series B

The biological crop protection startup is the first agtech equity investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will look at all technologies that can play a role in increasing productivity for smallholder farmers, a spokesperson told AgFunderNews.