AgTech

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halter Uses AI to Guide and Monitor Herds of Cows

Cattle rustling is back, says an article by National Geographic, and it’s become a lucrative side hustle for meth heads in the State of Oklahoma. Desperate junkies have figured out that loading up a few cows in the middle of the night and selling them hours later for thousands of dollars at an auction is a lot […]

Quantec’s Immune Defense Proteins Do a Body Good

Drive around New Zealand for a while and you’ll start to notice a few things that stand out. Firstly, people are really nice. In fact, they’re so nice that they won’t let you know that you’re pronouncing just about every town and street name incorrectly. Secondly, there’s lots of grass everywhere which people often like to […]

14 Agricultural Robots Making Farming Easier

It’s a real shame that many media outlets are now removing the ability for their readers to comment. It’s often in the comments where you’ll find some of the more interesting stuff. Our recent article on How Fruit Packing Warehouses Use Technology surfaced a comment from a Canadian cherry grower who had the following to say about […]

The Economics of Container Farming in Nauru

People from countries we refer to as frontier markets must roll their eyes when some people in America talk about how “oppressed” they are. The same people complaining about how bad it is in the States probably think Africa is a country when in fact it’s 54 countries. A lot of Africans actually are oppressed because about half of […]

How Fruit Packing Warehouses Use Technology

Walk into any grocery store in America and you’ll find a variety of fresh apples for consumption. It’s remarkable to think how developed markets have managed to secure the availability of apples year-round. That miracle is made possible through lots of behind-the-scenes work that takes place at packing houses to ensure only the best fruit […]

8 Canadian Agtech Startups Helping Farmers Grow

Canada’s 37 million people (that’s less than the state of California at 40 million) reside in the second biggest country in the world by landmass (Russia is the biggest) which means there’s a lot of room to grow things. Holding the title of the 5th largest agricultural exporter in the world overall, Canada is the world’s […]

5 Startups Improving Crop Yield Forecasting

It’s rare to find someone truly fascinated by the study of finance. Most people suffer through dreadfully boring topics like “the efficient frontier” or the “capital asset pricing model” because they want to make large amounts of money telling more successful people what to do with their money. One often debated statement you’ll come across […]