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Future Farms: Agritech Innovations To Feed A Changing Planet

April 3rd, 2019 | by The Beam

The future of agriculture will be directly impacted by two of humanity’s biggest menaces on the horizon: population growth and climate change. With more mouths to feed and less planet to feed them on, and increasingly alarming predictions of environmental shifts, innovators working in crop agriculture have to figure out how to grow more food, faster, with fewer resources, by developing new technologies to scale up the planet’s food production mechanisms sustainably


Tuna From A Lab — Frankenfood, Or Disruptive Tech?

April 5th, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

The idea of laboratory grown meats is not new. Advocates of the technology funded a $330,000 lab grown hamburger to showcase that it could be done. The basic idea of lab-grown food is that stem cells from the actual animal species in question are used to create a substitute that is every bit as genetically real as its living, breathing cousin


How Can Cleantech Companies Fast-Track The Path To Success? Borrow From Biopharma’s Playbook.

December 3rd, 2016 | by Sponsored Content

After years of living in biopharma’s shadow, the cleantech sector is showing encouraging signs of life. New cleantech start-ups are popping up, and angel investors are again interested in investing in the promise of clean energy. According to the Propel(x) Survey of Angels, more than half reported that they are interested in the sector. That’s a far cry from the early 2000s, when cleantech was avoided by the investment community. Still, whether biopharma or cleantech, promising new ideas can take years to grow into viable offerings — not to mention large amounts of capital for conducting research, building infrastructure, and establishing distribution networks. That’s where cleantech could benefit by borrowing a few pages from the biopharma playbook



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