Genomics

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BetterSeeds welcomes former Bayer executive as chairman

By Oliver Morrison

The Israel-based company that uses gene-editing technology, specifically CRISPR, to genetically improve crops and design better seeds, has announced the appointment of Dr. Helmut Schramm, a former Bayer Crop Life executive and highly respected agricultural...

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RNA: the next big ag trend to watch?

By Oliver Morrison

As yet untapped RNA-based technology is set to make up the next generation of tools to accelerate plant breeding and protection says new UK-based spin-out TraitSeq.

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VC investment

Agtech's ‘great reset’ continues, data reveals

By Oliver Morrison

PitchBook’s latest Q1 2024 Agtech Report indicates a market undergoing a correction, with the wheat being separated from the chaff. Some sectors are hotter than others, meanwhile.

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World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit Roundup

What can make leafy greens actually taste good? Gene editing can

By Oliver Morrison

US health-focused food and agriculture company Pairwise is using one of the most powerful R&D advances in a generation – CRISPR – to develop compelling products that benefit consumers, growers and agricultural workers alike. As such, it believes it...

David Friedberg with Vinod Khosla at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit Roundup

Agtech investment: Time to just forget the glory days of 2021?

By Oliver Morrison

Over the last 18 months there has been a notable shift in investor sentiment within the agtech sector, with the recent economic downturn casting a long shadow over the entrepreneurial landscape. Are we going to hell in a handcart? Is this an opportune...

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How multiomics is supporting agricultural analysis

By Oliver Morrison

Science continues to explore new ways to make agriculture more efficient in the modern world, taking a thorough approach to research and leaving nothing off of the table, including the impact of climate change. Here, we talk with Partha Banerjee, PhD,...

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Seed enhancement tech aims to make deserts bloom

By Oliver Morrison

Israeli desert technology specialist SaliCrop has developed a novel, non-GMO approach to bolster seed resilience to abiotic stresses brought on by extreme climate challenges. According to SaliCrop, the solution can help boost crop cultivation in arid...

Increasing demand for food security and sustainable agriculture, as well as the adoption of modern technologies in farming practices, have seen APAC’s agtech sector attract attention from VCs and investors.

AgTech Investor Profile - Funding Analysis

AgTech Investor Profile, Part 1: The Yield Lab APAC on its matrix for success

By CM Tay

Venture capitalist (VC) and investment funds are crucial to helping agtech start-ups scale and fulfil their potential. But what are they looking for and what qualities should fledging firms possess? In the first of our AgTech Investor Portfolio Profiles,...

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