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Food Waste

In the world of agricultural technology (“agtech”), increasing agricultural yields are treasured as the holy grail to feed a hungry and …


Farm Profitability and Tech Adoption

Profitability is a frequent topic of conversation and a frequent challenge for farmers and growers, influenced by numerousfactors. Some …


Cellular Agriculture

In order to meet the demands of consumer shifts toward animal free products, there are a number of ways in which these products can be …


Why Bioavailability Is Becoming the Next Buzzword in Food and Agriculture

Often, when discussing how to improve the food system, we discuss how to improve the quantity and access to healthy and sustainable nut …


Deep Dive: Soil Health

On this Deep Dive discussion we will define what soil health means and its benefits, identify issues associated with poor soil health, …


Digitizing New Food Product Development

Developing, marketing and selling new food products is one of the most challenging and uncertain aspects for food companies, big and sm …


Designing Ingredients

Ingredients play an integral role in the convergence of food and health. Modifying or changing ingredients can result in better health …


Shortening the Crop Development Cycle – Part 2

We need to grow more with less. By 2050, the global population will exceed 9 billion people, and the UN estimates that by that point we …


Shortening the Crop Development Cycle – Part 1

Shortening the new crop development cycle brings tremendous value to the agricultural industry as it will allow us to develop solutions …


world agriculture

Developing World Agriculture

We spend a lot of time thinking about agriculture technologies and how they can be applied in the most advanced economies in the world, …


Food Ingredients

Food Ingredients – Part 2

Food Ingredients as a whole, is an incredibly broad topic, and one that is impactful to us every day.  We may think of food ingredients …


Functional Food Analysis

While food has long been used to improve health, our knowledge of health is now being used to improve food. Strictly speaking, all food …


Food Ingredients – Part 1

Food Ingredients as a whole, is an incredibly broad topic, and one that is impactful to us every day.  We may think of food ingredients …


Farm Profitability and Finance

Farm profitability is a topic of frequent discussion in agricultural circles, though it has notably declined in the past 10 years in th …


Labor Shortage in Agriculture

Farm Labor shortages are not a new problem in food and agriculture, but recent shortages in the past decade of available farm labor in …


Hemp & Cannabinoids: Overview

With the regulatory landscape poised to change around hemp and its extracts (namely CBD), the hemp and CBD markets are experiencing rap …


The Farm Labor Crisis

Farm Labor shortages are not a new problem in food and agriculture, but recent shortages in the past decade of available farm labor in …


Synthetic Biology in Food & Agriculture

Synthetic biology is an advancing field of science, by which technological advancements in genome sequencing, DNA synthesis, and genome …


Aquaculture Feed Analysis

As aquaculture continues to grow at breakneck speed, developing new feeds will be critical. Currently, fishmeal is used heavily to feed …


CRISPR in Plants Analysis

Genome editing, particularly using site-directed nucleases such as the CRISPR system, has spread rapidly through the biological science …


Aquaculture Feed Overview

As aquaculture continues to grow at breakneck speed, developing new feeds will be critical. Currently, fishmeal is used heavily to feed …


Indoor Farming

Indoor farming, from hoop houses to plant factories, has the potential to transform the way we grow and consume food, from massive incr …


CRISPR Gene Editing in Livestock & Aquaculture

Gene editing technologies have come a long way in the last few decades. While we’ve been exploring these applications in agriculture an …


Seafood Supply Chain

The seafood supply chain is notoriously opaque and cumbersome. It’s not uncommon for some seafood products to change hands forty times …


Swine Technology

Pork is the most widely consumed meat on the planet. Swine Tech enables pork producers to operate more efficiently and safely while mee …


Alternative Proteins

Protein is one of the basic building-blocks of life, something that just about every living thing on Earth needs to survive. But not al …


Antibiotic Alternatives for Livestock Industry

Antibiotic use in livestock is increasingly under scrutiny due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains in humans and anim …


Food Waste

40% of all food produced in the US is wasted. In restaurants, retailers, and homes across the US,  the cost of uneaten food is $161 bil …


Farm Robotics

With a shrinking labor pool and an aging farmer population, the agricultural workforce is under pressure.  Skyrocketing farm wages and …


Lighting

This deep dive presentation covers lighting and the emerging knowledge base around its impact on the health, growth and behavior of hum …


Soil Microbiome

The soil microbiome holds many promises applicable to plant health, soil health and human health.  Recent research and technological ad …


Future of Agriculture

The agriculture industry is going through a sea change. Consumer preferences are changing, sustainability efforts are taking off, and t …


Livestock Wearables and Electronics

With a decrease in the amount of land available for farm use and an ever-growing concern about resource usage, farmers need to be smart …


Aquaculture

2.6 billion people depend on the bounty of the oceans every day, yet global harvests of marine fisheries are 2.5x what our oceans can s …


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