agriculture

agricultureWorld Food Supply is Increasing Faster Than Population Growth for a Better World

The world population is growing at about 1.1% each year and world food production is increasing at a faster rate. FAO’s latest forecast for 2019 world cereal production is pegged at an all-time high of 2.7 billion tonnes, up some …

agricultureRobotic Chicken Farming

Startup Faromatics makes ChickenBoy which is the first roof-suspended robot that observes chickens, litter and equipment autonomously 24×7. The robot monitors air quality, health and welfare through a multitude of sensors and cameras, inspects equipment operation and informs farmers, stock …

agricultureNext-biotics is Using Engineered Bacteria to Improve Food Production and Medicine

Startup next-biotics is using synthetic biology to drastically enhance bacteriophage stability and efficacy. Engineered biology allows them to efficiently destroy pathogens, enhance animal nutrition and promote animal health in an antibiotic free way. Their first product will be a feed …

agricultureMillions of Tons of Insects for Animal Feed by 2030 for Hyper-efficient Food Sources

Insects are naturally eaten by many animals such as carnivorous fish, poultry and pigs. Insects are 50% to 82% protein and can be added to animal feed – with up to 40% insect content for fish feed and 30% for …

agriculturePlant-based Custom Fertilizer Increases Crop Yields, Lowers Farmers’ Costs, and Makes Food Ten Times Healthier

Soil depletion due to climate change and unsustainable agriculture has reached crisis proportions in many regions of the world, where depleted soil results in falling crop yields, increasing food insecurity, and raises urgent questions about how current agricultural practices will …

agricultureBetter Fertilizer for Drip Irrigation Systems

Kiwa Bio-Tech, an agricultural company that develops, manufactures and markets bio-fertilizers for use in the China agriculture and aquaculture markets, claims to have a new fertilizer processing technology. They developed it with the Institute of Bio-Agriculture of Shaanxi Academy of …