Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is launching a partnership with Florida startup Anuvia Plant Nutrients to convert the hog manure created by the company’s farming operations into fertilizer.
Food waste-to-fertilizer technology startup WISErg has raised a $19.2 million Series C round, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $56.6 million.
Food delivery, processing and e-commerce fundings dominate this week's Fundings-in-Brief.
Food waste is starting to get the attention it deserves. It remains one of the biggest problems affecting the global food system and is particularly troublesome in the United States.
A busy week of fundings includes wastewater treatment tech, drones, satellite imagery, food e-commerce, precision agriculture, and biopesticide startups.
Food waste costs the US economy over $200bn a year, but there's lots of opportunity to get involved in its reduction, according to a new report instigated by the Fink Family Foundation.
Ahead of a speaking slot at next month's World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco, the secretary for agriculture for California talks about how the state government supports agtech innovation.
The agribusiness has created a nutrition system for livestock producers and has donated to an educational project at a dairy farm pursuing innovative and sustainable practices.
Switzerland-based Bonafide has recently raised capital from family offices, pension funds and high net worth individuals for its new Deep Blue Ventures Fund as demand for aquaculture as an investment grows, according to partner Christoph Baldegger.
If you’ve ever driven by a landfill, you have had the horrendous experience of smelling the waste of thousands of people. Now, imagine if that car you were driving actually was running on those putrid fumes.
The bots are coming for your fields, your food, and your fertilizer.
Three brothers have schemed up an idea that makes John Deere look medieval. In May of 2012, the Bares brothers established Rowbots, a company aimed at reducing the waste of nitrogen fertilizer.