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New policies to conserve water must be put into place in order to feed a growing global population, according to a recent report presented to the Kansas City Federal Reserve.
The seed and agrochemicals corporation acquired an equity stake in TargetGene and will use protein-expression technology from Nomad Bioscience in new agri products as it looks to access new technologies.
The legislation would require labelling of GE food products but prohibit states from passing similar laws.
Oregon biowaste and biomass business Pacific Ag will use the raise to acquire its regional competitor, Calagri.
The transaction is the fifth acquisition for the sorghum specialist, which is also backed by GE Capital, BP Alternative Energy and the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund.
Radicle is targeting $15m and will provide seed money and consulting services to genomics, seed tech, biological inputs, data and analytics companies.
AgTech Accelerator chief executive John Dombrosky (pictured) argues a funding gap, new models bringing together university research with venture capital, and real demand for agtech, mean now is a great moment to enter the space as an investor.
Sustainable food and agri-focused Seed 2 Growth Ventures has led a $10m funding round for biological pesticides company Terramera.
The firm is waiting for regulatory approval to acquire French company Roullier’s food and agricultural hygiene business, Hypred.
Citing rising demand and uncertainty over GE labelling, the USDA has increased the limit on domestic and imported sugar in the US market.

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