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Biodiversity Events Food Security Nutrition

The Lexicon Launches an International Storytelling Initiative to Share the Story of Biodiversity Around the Globe

Petaluma, CA — The Lexicon, a North America-based NGO that creates collective impact campaigns to address food system challenges, announces “Reawakened Foods” an international storytelling initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Over 30,000+ edible plants can support global diets, yet over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just three […]

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FoodTech Meat Nutrition Protein

Aleph Farms Completes $105 Million Series B Funding Round

Leader in sustainable, cultivated meat will use funds to scale-up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022 Rehovot, Israel, July 8, 2021 – Aleph Farms, the cultivated meat company growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round. The […]

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AgTech Big Data Horticulture Precision Agriculture Sustainability

Using sensor technology to better monitor and predict pollination efficiency

AgriSound are changing the way we monitor insect biodiversity. The company has developed low-cost sensors to detect pollinator levels and relays information back to a simple web app that highlights areas of pollinator abundance and/or deficits. With this information, farmers/growers can better target appropriate solutions e.g., planting wildflowers or creating new habitats to meet farm […]

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Agriculture AgTech Events FoodTech Horticulture

Sustainable Agtech Challenge and Policy Assessment

“Advancing Agtech in Latin America and the Caribbean through Innovation and Policy”. Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) is an emerging and important region for agriculture, particularly for the advancement of regenerative and sustainable agrifood systems that must feed our growing population. But there are important issues in food and agriculture in the LAC region […]

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AgTech AI Food Security Precision Agriculture

Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry and Optimize Workforce Efficiency and Safety

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Electrification Technology Streamline Harvesting of Specialty Crops and Increase Production Efficiency by Up to 30 Percent with Improved Working Conditions. At a time when farmers are tasked with producing more food than ever before to meet growing global population demands – predicted to get as high as 10 billion people […]

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AgTech Events FoodTech Startups Sustainability

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. Together, the challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators implementing solutions that promote sustainability through […]

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AgTech Precision Agriculture Sustainability

PheroSyn Awarded Grant for Novel Pheromone Development

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop the supply chain for a new set of insect pheromones. The grant of around £200k will be used by PheroSyn to design scalable routes for two new products that target midges and […]

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Agricultural Books AgTech Women Entrepreneurs

Inspiring business book “From Farms to Incubators” puts a spotlight on women leaders of the agricultural technology revolution

“You’ll never think about food and farms the same way again.” David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy Climate change, water shortages and an ever-growing global population are making the world’s food supply more precarious than ever, but a new generation of female entrepreneurs is using high technology to secure the future of agriculture, as documented in the new […]

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Digital Solutions e-Commerce Food Processing FoodTech

Aggla Marketplace: a winner for food processors, resellers/ retailers and industry service providers with a growth mindset

Aggla wholesale marketplace is a seed stage new service that allows food processors from around the world to sell directly to retailers/resellers.  Over a million food processing and retailing businesses in Africa and several million from around the world are struggling to access and/or maintain profitability within their current distribution framework. Covid-19 has accelerated digital […]

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AgTech FoodTech Protein

Food tech startup Life3 Biotech has appointed renowned investor Jim Rogers to its board of investors

James Beeland Rogers Jr., an American investor and financial commentator based in Singapore, has joined Singapore-based foodtech company Life3 Biotech as a member of its board of investors. Based in Singapore, Life3 is an innovative, award-winning company that focuses on revolutionising how people view health, nutrition and the future of functional food. Life3’s flagship product, “Veego” […]