AgTech

How to Invest in Farmland with AcreTrader

There’s an old slang term that emerged around World War II, and you still hear it today: “He bought the farm.” It referred to when a service member died. The military would pay out a death beneficiary to the family. The payout would perhaps fulfill the dream of buying a little plot of land somewhere […]

Apeel Tackles Food Waste in America and the World

More than 35 startups have already joined the increasingly less-exclusive unicorn club this year, despite the fact that most people are home doing Zoom conferences to prove how much they’re working while not actually working. There are the usual hardware tech startups, such as ultrasound medical device company InSightec and smart security camera startup Verkada, […]

Why Farmland Investing Makes Sense

The term “flight to quality” refers to the tendency of investors to move their money from high-risk assets to low risk-assets in times of turmoil. For example, the herd might exchange high-yield bonds and volatile tech stocks for the stability of gold or the Swiss Franc. The logic behind this transfer of assets is to […]

Managing Biosecurity in the Livestock Industry

If you thought taking care of a pet was a big responsibility, try caring for thousands of animals as if your livelihood depended on it. It’s what livestock farmers do every day across the globe, and it’s an occupation that’s coming under increased pressure from all angles. A decrease in demand for dairy and meat, large corporations that […]

The World’s Most Valuable Wool – Astino

If you had to guess which country in the world produced the most sheep, you might be tempted to say New Zealand. You may be surprised to hear that the country with the most sheep is now China with 175 million. New Zealand with around 27 million doesn’t even make it into the top five. […]

The Impact of Cannabis on Scotts Miracle-Gro

We recently wrote about how cannabis stocks have been crashing as the industry constituents start to back out of deals citing lofty valuations in an industry that contains an abnormally large amount of risk in the first place. One way to mitigate all this risk is through diversification, and we talked about the two biggest […]

A Durable 2X2 Electric Utility Vehicle From UBCO

A few years ago we did a piece on electric motorcycles which proved to be quite popular with our readers. In that article, we looked at the Harley Davidson electric bike (now available for $30,000), the world’s fastest motorcycle which happens to be electric (built to order according to your specs and starting at $38,888), and some […]

Techion’s Microscope in The Cloud for Parasites

Parasites are unique in that they infect a living organism in order to get a free ride through life at the expense of the host. Like today’s modern-day millennial, parasites are careful not to disrupt the equilibrium too much so that they’re not kicked out and forced to fend for themselves. Since parasites consume nutrients […]

Robotic Inspection for Non-Magnetic Surfaces

Any truly disruptive technology will always have some controversy surrounding it that provokes people’s emotions. Gene editing at the germline, DNA testing for IQ, and brain to computer interfaces, are all heavily debated topics by people with various motivations. For artificial intelligence, the controversial topic du jour is to yell “bias” whenever the algorithm provides a […]

How New Zealand’s Dairy Industry Innovates

The more you explore technology around the globe, the more you realize how much innovation is happening outside the Silicon Valley Vatican. Earlier this year, we wrote a piece on dairy technology in which we highlighted some startups that were considered to be “leading edge” by venture capital firms who invested in them. Shortly after […]