Better yields, the opportunity to harvest more times a year and higher retail prices are making indoor farming more productive than conventional outdoor operations, according to a new report from data software company Agrilyst.
A disturbing video of Tyson employees kicking, punching, throwing, and killing chickens at a "cage-free" facility has been released by an animal rights group. Also this week, the road to federal cannabis legalization was blocked by the DEA.
Public and philanthropic investors provide the bulk of funding for initiative trying to reverse or prevent land degradation globally, but there's a role for private investors too, argues Renee Cheung, founder of Bonterra Partners.
Cultivation Capital Leads $1.2m Round in Data Analytics Startup S4, New Wave Foods Closes Seed Round for Seafood Alternative, and Innit Raises $18m for Connected Food Platform in this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
Monsanto and TargetGene Biotechnologies, a genome-editing company using RNA-guided gene-editing techniques, have entered into a license agreement granting Monsanto an exclusive license to TargetGene’s proprietary "T∙GEE" (Genome Editing Engine) platform.
Representatives from the three startups spoke at the Future Food-Tech conference in the same week that Beyond Meat released its new burger into Whole Foods and Hampton Creek revealed it's raising $200m in new funding.