Professor Louise Fresco, the president of Wageningen University & Research and former Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) addressed delegates at the AgriVest conference in Tel Aviv last week.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have created business opportunities for small companies, according to speakers at Techonomy NYC this week.
As Bayer waits for the final go-ahead from regulators to merge with Monsanto, the company is coming to terms with what its role could be as the largest corporation in agriculture.
If your resolutions skew toward agriculture and food rather than the treadmill, there is a whole host of startups with technology that can help.
Tech-enabled farming is taking hold in rural Australia, creating an opening for more sustainable farming, according to a recent study by the National Australia Bank
J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and former Peter Thiel employee, will lead the $150 million Rise of the Rest fund aimed at startups in cities outside California, Massachusetts, and New York, plus more in our weekly brief.
This round was led by OS Fund, which, according to its website, “finances and supports inventors and scientists who are working on audacious breakthroughs to solve the greatest issues and opportunities facing humanity today.”
The data used to answer increasing inquiries about the sustainability of large agrifood company supply chains is not keeping up with the pace of demand, leading to figures that are largely theoretical.
“I think CRISPR and other gene editing tools mark a real turning point in the conversation,” Sam Kass, partner at Acre Venture Partners and former senior policy advisor for nutrition in the White House, told the audience of the Food Loves Tech.
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to withdraw Obama-era revisions to biotechnology regulations involving genetic modification and editing plus more in our weekly industry brief.
In this episode, I speak to Jorge Heraud, the cofounder and CEO of Blue River Technology, a Silicon Valley startup bringing robotics to the farm. Blue River was recently acquired by John Deere, the world's largest tractor company, for $305 million.
While energy is a new sector of focus for Larta, which has typically focused on life sciences, health, and agriculture, there is a lot of crossover and potential for synergies with these sectors, according to Rohit Shukla, CEO of Larta.
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2017 WSFA will be held September 26-28, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Billings, MT.
Agriculture biotechnology (ag biotech) applies to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes.
Agrible’s suite of products for farmers largely center around the Morning Farm Report, a central dashboard which incorporates a range of data to give farmers field-level information about their farms.
More collaboration between biological and chemical crop protection makers can better serve growers, workers, consumers, and the environment.
Agrilyst and Motorleaf have partnered up to facilitate increased automation for indoor, hydroponic growers plus new acquisitions and hiring.
Food waste issues are coming into the mainstream as investors and municipalities realize that there is money to be saved and made in keeping food out of the landfill.
Chemical pesticides are under increasing scrutiny from consumers and regulators; biopesticides can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional chemical pesticides, write Spencer Maughan and Kieran Furlong.
This is the first profile in a special series that spotlights women entrepreneurs in agtech globally and follows on from an earlier feature entitled Where Are All the Women in Agtech?