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Origin Agritech announces GMO soybean development & commercialization collaboration

Origin Agritech Ltd., an agriculture technology company announced that the Company has entered into a collaboration agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), a division of Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences (CAAS) to expand collaborations in GMO soybean research and commercialization. By using G2-epsps gene, BRI developed GMO glyphosate tolerance soybean, which received a bio-safety certificate […]

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AgTech Animal Husbandry Big Data

BASF Venture Capital is investing in SmartAHC

BASF Venture Capital is investing in SmartAHC, a leading e-traceability digital solution provider for pig farmers. Their technology optimises productivity yield of pigs through predictive analytics, and caters to a rapidly growing market. Based on low-power wide-area intelligent sensing technology, Smart Animal Husbandry Care Pte Ltd. independently developed the first micro-sensor that is suitable for […]

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Agriculture AgTech Digital Solutions Water

ClimaCell and SupPlant combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities

ClimaCell, the world’s weather intelligence platform has signed an MOU with SupPlant, world leading company in the field of “IOT” in agriculture. The combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities of both firms will bring digital solutions and accurate farming to hundreds of millions of small farmers across the globe. The companies will focus on India […]

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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech

Mi Terro, a Los Angeles-based startup, that turns old milk into fabrics seek China partners

Mi Terro, a Los Angeles-based startup, that upcycles waste produced in the dairy industry by creating sustainable fabrics, is in talks with leading dairy companies in China over strategic partnerships. It is estimated that 128 million tons of dairy products are dumped every year globally. Mi Terro intends to launch in China on June 18 […]

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AgTech Investments

Israeli agtech startup Saturas has raised $3 million in Series B funding

Israeli precision irrigation system company Saturas has introduced the completion of first part of a Series B funding round of $3 million. The financing round was from former investors Gefen Capital and Hubei Forbon Technology alongside a new investor, the Trendlines Agrifood Fund. “We believe that Saturas’ unique technology for measuring stem water potential is […]

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AgTech Biotech

MicroGen Biotech has raised $3.8 million to ensure better food safety and soil health

MicroGen Biotech has raised $3.8 million (€3.47 million) in a funding round led by a number of top US and European agtech investors. MicroGen Biotech is an Irish biotech startup company founded in 2012 by Dr. Xuemei Germaine and a spin-out of the Institute of Technology Carlow. It utilises patented isolation and high-throughput screening methods […]

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Trade

Similar to FedEx, Fruit Express shipping line launched

“Fruit express” shipping line for Southeast Asia was officially launched on April 27, 2020 at Dalian port in Liaoning province by China COSCO Shipping Corp. The first vessel for the Dalian route, the CSCL Santiago, unloaded 565 tons of dragon fruit imported from Vietnam at the Dalian container terminal. With the new route, various kinds […]

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Aeroponics

Aeroponics: growing plants in an air or mist environment

Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or other medium. The basic principal is to grow plants in a closed environment by periodically spraying roots with a nutrient rich solution. The obvious benefit to aeroponics is the volume of plants that can be grown […]

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Food Security

Being rich is no longer a guarantee that you will be able to get the food supply you want

From the French Revolution to the Arab Spring, price rises and food shortages have fueled conflict, toppled leaders and overthrown regimes. In this COVID-19 pandemic, countries may face an excruciating trade-off between saving lives or livelihoods or, in a worst-case scenario, saving people from the corona virus to have them die from hunger. Small Island […]

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A2 Milk: attempts to premiumize the once-commoditized product

Conventional milk contains two main types of beta-casein protein, A1 and A2; the former is believed by many consumers and health care professionals to affect digestive health and possibly cause heart diseases and diabetes. This is where a2 Milk attempts to premiumize its brand. Australia-based The a2 Milk Co. Ltd. engages in the commercialization of […]

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USDA Authorizes Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit from China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of five types of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit from China into the continental United States. After thorough analysis, APHIS scientists determined that pummelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange, and Satsuma mandarin fruit from China can be safely […]

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Coronavirus could lead to renegotiation of US-China trade deal

The United States and China reached agreement on Phase One of a new trade deal late last year, but with spring planting just weeks away and the COVID-19 pandemic tightening its grip on the global economy, farmers are wondering what to expect in the marketplace and how it might impact the terms of the trade […]