Plastomics is working to shorten the pipeline for developing new seeds with multiple transgenic traits, increasing the speed and lowering the cost of designing new seeds using chloroplast engineering.
The decision to make the platform open, Climate Corp's CTO Mark Young explains, was not only part of an effort to bring more value to customers, but also to move the digital ag space forward.
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.
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?
After starting in the orchards and vineyards more common to its home base, the West Coast, Ceres recently entered the row crop space largely through a partnership with Monsanto's The Climate Corporation.
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.
Monsanto Growth Ventures portfolio company Agsolver has sold to a Texas-based agricultural software provider, new hires, and more Aussie IPOs in this week's brief.
This deal marks the first direct investment into an individual company by the Brazilian fund, which was structured in 2014.
Controversial Monsanto email communications have been revealed by the New York Times.
The deal is also the first exit for Monsanto Growth Ventures, the agribusiness’s venture arm which has been investing since the beginning of 2013 and led the $1.2 million Series A round for VitalFields in May 2015.
The next agricultural revolution is upon us. Entrepreneurs from a wide range of disciplines are innovating at a pace never seen before in the industry. But who's funding this innovation?
Monsanto's CRISPR license comes with restrictions.
Monsanto has made the first move towards building a centralized and open digital platform for farmers to access agronomic data and analysis from a range of providers through its subsidiary Climate Corporation.
Monsanto Growth Ventures has invested in Microsoft Ventures Brazil’s startup accelerator fund, which invests across digital technologies and will now target agriculture technology startups.
Fraley joined representatives of Dow, DuPont and Bayer at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit to discuss the value of collaboration and investment in agtech innovation.
MGV has revealed its portfolio of agtech investments to AgFunderNews ranging from precision agriculture technologies to life science companies, ag biologicals, and new crops and new business models.
In the first week of COP21, the Paris Climate Change conference, Monsanto announced a carbon neutral crop production plan as a group of food, farming and environmental organizations announced plans to put the agribusiness on trial for crimes against humanity at the Hague.
Welcome to another weekly news roundup with AgFunderNews. One of this week’s biggest stories is machinery giant Deere & Company’s purchase of Precision Planting from Monsanto.
“These are exciting times, these are challenging times, but the breakthroughs are incredible,” says Erik Andrejko, VP of Science at Climate Corp. When it comes to finding ways to feed our ever-increasing population while combating the effects of climate change, Andrejko sees some clear parameters: “It’s going to be about integrated solutions—integrating information from different sources from different pieces of equipment.
Pictures of three tumor-ridden rats line the headlines about the controversial study by Frenchman Gilles-Eric Seralini at the University of Caen in France. Originally published in September 2012 in the reputed scientific Journal Food & Chemical Toxicology, the study suggests those who consume NK603 maize, or genetically modified corn resistant to the herbicide Roundup—linked to a Monsanto strain—are at a much higher risk of developing cancer.