Before applications close on Sunday May 12, TERRA alum ReGrained shares insights about the benefits of working with corporates on scaling the business.
It has taken the team of scientists at Ceradis more than a decade to develop a line of earth-friendly agriculture products. Now, with several on the market, the Dutch company has raised €9 million ($10 million) to commercialize a new biofungicide that prevents crop disease.
With involvement from World Wildlife Fund and The Yield Lab Institute, The Manure Challenge is exploring how technology can help us find an expedited pathway to making better use of manure.
The duo is hoping to smash one of the biggest barriers to biologics adoption by providing farmers with a way to cultivate living microbial inputs on the farm that cannot survive in the current supply chain without cold storage.
General Mills, Anheuser-Busch, and Tyson have announced major sustainability initiatives in recent weeks aimed at encouraging producers to adopt different farming practices while increasing consumer education.
Now accepting applications from students for its fifth cohort, we asked fellowship director Blair Kirchner to write about the inception of the fellowship and its core mission as a program.
Applicants were required to fall within four categories: alternative farming and growing systems, farming with agriculture technology, food waste and recovery, and plants and alternative products.
The Boston Consulting Group offers advice to large agribusineses in meeting consumer demand for sustainably grown food and offers some thoughts around defining sustainability.
TechAccel, the venture development organization, and Donald Danforth Center for Life Sciences, the leading plant science research institute, have created a new startup called RNAissance.
Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat companies, and non-profit Environmental Defense Fund have formed a new partnership this week to develop and deploy a set of initiatives that will help Tyson achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the company and its supply chains by 30% in 2030.
Based on the report’s findings, Global Canopy has added new tools and guidance to its SCRIPT platform that will help banks take a more active approach to engaging companies about the sustainability and impact of their seafood-related practices.
Trace Genomics has built the first scalable soil microbiome test to help farmers predict soil disease, soil health, and crop quality, using high-throughput DNA sequencing and machine learning.
The World Bee Project Hive Network will start monitoring beehives using sensing technologies from two UK startups -- BuzzBox and Arnia -- which will transmit the data they collect into the cloud for analysis.
“Pivot Bio is addressing one of the largest sources of GHGs on the planet – the potent nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the use of synthetic fertilizers,” said Carmichael Roberts of Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
BioPhero develops insect pheromones that are used as active ingredients in products to control pests in crops.
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.”
On Monday, a United Airlines plane powered by biojet fuel made a landmark non-stop voyage from San Francisco to Zurich.
The New Food Economy recently investigated those ethical eaters (dubbed conscious carnivores) who choose to consume meat only under certain standards such as locally sourced and humanely raised without antibiotics.
According to the report, some $85 million worth of farmland in its first fund — Vital Farmland LP — generated a financial return of 67%, but also $21.4 million in ecosystem service value, which accrues to the surrounding communities and environment.