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The AgriFood News Aggregator: FBN Supporting Organic Farming, Has Amazon Become Grocery Disruptor Everyone Feared?

June 21, 2018

The AgriFood News Aggregator features headlines from around the globe collected on AgFunder’s news sharing platform #feedit each week. Have news to share? Post it here and engage, share, and debate with your peers.

AgriFood Industry News

Farmer Group Starts Partnership to Lure More Growers to Organic – Bloomberg

This Agriculture Giant Is Bringing in the Drones to Modernize Farming From Cornfields to Vineyards – Fortune

Deere Legal battle highlights race for $240 billion farm tech market – Bloomberg

Britain’s Robot Grocer Is Coming to the U.S. – Bloomberg

Costco signs on with coating company that makes produce last twice as long – The Hustle

One year later, has Amazon become the grocery disruptor everyone feared? – Food Dive

Nestle planting seeds in new frozen food brands – Food Business News

Global Agricultural Drones Market to Grow 18%, 2018-2026  – PR

AgriFood & Tech Commentary

Making buildings, cars and planes from materials based on plant fibres – The Economist

The Robot Farm is Here – Bloomberg

This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back – Forbes

The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade – WIRED

Launching A Food or Beverage Business In This City Can Help Determine Its Success – Forbes

Are Your Plants Misbehaving? Call a Robotanist – ACM

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording – SFGate

Making Rain Forecasts More Accurate – Farm Journal AgTech

Fruits, vegetables and artificial intelligence: a revolution underway – Agroop

Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes – Science Daily

Facing NZ’s farming future with confidence – Callaghan Innovation

AgriFood Tech Venture News

Agtech startup AgBiome lands multi-year Gates Foundation grant for crop project – PR

Scale-Up Accelerator FoodFutureCo Announces Graduation of 3rd Cohort and Successful Capstone Reception – PR

KnipBio Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant to Investigate Effect of Dietary Components on Fish Health – PR

Urban Agriculture Startup Gotham Greens Closes $29 Million Round of Funding – Fortune

Veteran Tesla Engineer Leaving For Greener Pastures: AgTech Startup Plenty – Forbes

Farmdrop picks up £10M Series B – Tech Crunch

AgriFood Policy News

UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world – The Guardian

How The FCC Plans To Heal Rural America’s Broadband Blister – Farm Journal AgTech

Vote on farm bill too close to call – Politico

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