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The average age of the American farmer is on a steady increase, making the need for new farmers entering the industry more important than ever. @f3techMD  #agritech #urbanfarming #innovation Source: Most People Don’t Consider Farming as a Career Path. Square Roots’ Next-Gen Farmer Training is Hoping to Change That. - AgFunderNews...

Sugar reduction technology developer DouxMatok has closed a $22 million Series B today led by Singapore-based BlueRed Partners alongside strategic investors Südzucker AG, the largest European sugar company, Royal DSM, a global leader in science-based nutrition, health and sustainable living, and Singha Ventures, a corporate venture fund of Singha Corporation,...

“A decentralized approach towards global agriculture may ensure that supply meets growing demand requirements, while also encouraging equitable participation regardless of geography,” write the authors of this opinion piece. They are Michael Ferrari, managing partner of Atlas Research Innovations , who is also on the faculty advisory committee for the Wharton Initiative for Global...

You may not realize that seafood is the fastest-growing protein category, with an annual growth rate surpassing that of all land-based animal meat combined. But the fish farming industry is in need of innovation to mitigate and reduce environmental concerns.  @f3techMD #aquatech #aquaculture #maryland Source: The World's Fastest Growing Protein Sector...

The multistakeholder investment platform catalyzed $3m in equity investment soil microbiome testing startup Trace Genomics and $535k in grant funding for three research projects. @f3techMD #agritech #maryland #innovation Source: BREAKING: FoodShot Announces Winners of Soil 3.0 Challenge inc Trace Genomics & Carbon Sequestration Measurement - AgFunderNews...

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation -- and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best?...