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2019 Silicon Valley AgTech Conference

The Silicon Valley AgTech Conference is now part of Internet of Things World, the leading conference and exhibition for strategists, technologists, developers, and implementers.

Don’t miss another incredible year of AgTech panel discussions, breakout sessions, technology demos, startup pitches, and industry updates.

How a Little Sensor is Making a Big Impact on the Global Cocoa Industry

Handheld near-infrared spectral imaging devices are giving cocoa farmers and processors a way to set fairer prices in a matter of seconds while also cutting out the middlemen

Singapore-headquartered agrifood business Olam International has partnered with sensor startup Consumer Physics to help improve its cocoa production by capturing data on the exact amount of cocoa within a cocoa bean pod.

Clear Labs Raises $21m in Series B-2 Funding to Make Food Safety Testing Quicker and Cheaper

Clear Labs, a Californian startup using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to test food for dangerous pathogens like Salmonella, has raised $21 million in an extension to its Series B round.

The advent of NGS, most notably developed by Illumina for cancer genomics and newborn screening, brought down the cost of genetic screening in the healthcare industry, as well as the time tests took, and now the same is happening for food.