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Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Founder Paul Lightfoot says a wider investor base is being attracted to indoor farming, with no players in the space 'close to tapping out any of the major markets' as infrastructure funds lie in wait.
Rabobank's Anne Greven says a community of investors including ADM, Pepsi and Germin8 Ventures has developed around FoodBytes, the bank's startup discovery platform.
JPMorgan, IBM and Barclays are among the first companies to agree to a carbon credit purchase price with Indigo as global corporate sustainability targets threaten to outstrip supply.
Founder Michael Butler says covid-19 has exacerbated longstanding labor availability concerns that will pull traditional ag investors further into robotics markets in the years to come.
Chief investment officer Jamie Shen says the aftermath of California wildfires has led to a ‘wild ride’ for ag but has given the firm a chance to demonstrate its skill in managing risk.
Eric Archambeau says some of Europe’s leading agtech startups may prove more scaleable than their American counterparts.
University of California Davis animal health professor Frank Mitloehner is working with the pair to improve cattle welfare and minimize the beef carbon footprint at Green Plains Cattle Company.
Managing director Tai Lin says Eat Just Asia will establish a processing facility and a packaging network throughout the region as part of an alternative protein supply chain-focused strategy.
Co-founder Amit Bouri says new analysis helps set the stage for agriculture to drive a ‘race to the top’ in strengthening performance ratings and benchmarks for impact investment.
Chief executive and former Harvard natural resources MD Colin Butterfield says AIG’s desire to back his team’s food and ag strategy helped catalyze the creation of Solum.
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