Agtech Action | Week of 02.08.20 - 02.14.20
Space food for Space Force, Dairy farms reduce enviro impact & Manure Challenge in the news!
|Brandon Day||Feb 15|| 3|
Happy Friday! Find that thick, warm winter blanket, warm up a cup of hot chocolate and read up on the world of agtech. Where do I begin with this week’s news: space food for intergalactic travel, food loss and waste findings and a record-breaking fundraise for Brazilian agtech startup. And I would be remiss if I did not talk about the Manure Challenge building momentum in the press! Enjoy!
Food and the World:
Key facts on food loss and waste (Takeaway: Food waste is underestimated)
Survey shows consumers think plant-based proteins include meat (Misleading marketing)
Agriculture in the News:
Research shows that dairy farms are reducing their environmental footprint (yes they are and no one is noticing!)
Vegan company Miyoko’s Creamery sues CA over labeling restrictions (they are upset that they cannot call their plant-based product ‘butter’)
Raising your animals for fiber (Interesting interview with Chris McLaughlin, a fiber farmer in CA)
Who am I if not a farmer anymore? (Interesting piece on perspective and mental health)
The final pitch event will happen at the Animal Agtech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 16th.
During the morning programming (7:45-8:45 am) of the Animal Agtech Innovation Summit, each of the 8 participating startups will pitch their technologies to an esteemed panel of judges and to an audience of conference attendees. Those judges will score and ultimately award the winner of the Manure Innovation Challenge a $50k non-dilutive cash prize!
The winner of the Manure Innovation Challenge will be announced in the afternoon that day during the Animal Agtech Innovation Summit.
If you are in SF, join us for a reception celebrating the challenge, startups, sponsors and partners!
If you would like to get involved or support the Yield Lab Institute initiatives, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.