3Bar Raises $2mil in Seed Round
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3Bar Raises $2mil in Seed Round

The trend of AgTech companies seeing investment continues to grow as 3Bar raises $2mil in a seed round earlier this month.  3Bar uses microbes to enhance plant growth. If you are familiar with probiotics for humans and gut health, this is the plant equivalent. They use beneficial microbes or bacteria to improve the overall health...

On August 28, 2017August 28, 2017by
Is Israel Leading the AgTech Race?
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Is Israel Leading the AgTech Race?

There are now more than 400 Israeli agritech startups working on solutions for the global agriculture sector. Given Israel’s history of agriculture, it’s hardly surprising that the country would collectively focus on businesses surrounding the sector, but these are not historical Israeli farming companies. These companies are at the forefront of the race to bring...

On August 21, 2017August 21, 2017by
Eden Aquaponics Finds Commercial Success After Two Years in South Africa
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Eden Aquaponics Finds Commercial Success After Two Years in South Africa

Eden Aquaponics was started by one man’s mission to prove that aquaponics is a sustainable way to increase food production while reducing inputs like water and fertilizer. That man, Jack Probart, a former wealth manager who started Eden Aquaponics in 2013. In just two years, Jack and his team were able to start making money off...

On August 21, 2017August 21, 2017by
Urban Farm Located Within New York Public Housing
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Urban Farm Located Within New York Public Housing

Green City Force is a company with a unique take on how to bring farms into the city to make an impact. Green City Force is turning unused space in New York City’s public housing into urban farms, and working with young people to educate themselves about local food, nutrition, and a deeper connection to...

On August 16, 2017August 15, 2017by
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Why Food Security May Be One Of The Best Investment Opportunities Of The Century? Post Two: Understanding The Opportunity Continued…

The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.- Peter Diamandis This is the second installment in our ongoing series investigating how investments in food security present some of the biggest opportunities for investors this century. If you missed part one, click here. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last week we left off on our discussion assessing food (in)security...

On August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
Franklinton Farms Distributed Farming Model Perfect For Urban Centers
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Franklinton Farms Distributed Farming Model Perfect For Urban Centers

Franklinton Farms is far from your stereotypical farm. For one they farm in an urban setting rather than a rural one. For two they don’t have any big land plots. In fact, they farm 12 small plots of land that add up to just over 2.5 acres and produces over $50,000 worth of produce every...

On August 14, 2017August 14, 2017by
Tokyo Vertical Farm Produces 10,000 Heads Of Lettuce Daily
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Tokyo Vertical Farm Produces 10,000 Heads Of Lettuce Daily

25,000 SqFt Plant Factory In Tokyo Showcases How Cities Of the Future Will Meet Rising Food Demands As Populations Grow Housed in an abandoned Sony factory, Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed a plant factory that showcases the future of urban food production. 25,000sqft of plant beds powered by 17,500 LED...

On August 12, 2017August 9, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 8-11-17
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Weekly Harvest 8-11-17

Happy Friday The bountiful summer harvests continue this week as we hear back on our CT Next Growth Grant, finalize the aquaculture tank setup, see blogs on the real secret for success in aquaponics and why food security offers such a big opportunity for investment. We’ll also check out some news from the industry with...

On August 11, 2017August 11, 2017by