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Potatoes to save the Planet

Maintaining and increasing crop yields is not only a desire of agriculture, but also makes an important contribution to species and climate protection. However, too many people no longer see a direct connection between agricultural conditions and the supply of food.

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Decoding microbial Interactions

Biome Makers has literally become part of the agriculture cycle. Their technology allows measuring crop health and functional biodiversity by using DNA sequencing and intelligent computing. The results enable farmers to make better decisions regarding crop selection and usage of fertilizers. Their...

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A Guide to Germany’s Agtech Ecosystem

700,000 people work in agriculture, Germany has leading research institutes, but of the total of 4.6 billion Euros invested in start-ups last year, only 29 million went into the Agtech sector.

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Meat isn't meat

It's not meat, until somone says it is: In order to get more people to develop an interest in insects and plants we have to leave the privileged corner we are sitting in. And we have to come up with new names. Soy-sausages and tofu-ham just won't do.

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Europe needs to bet big

How can Europe profit from innovations in agtech and how can the industry support farmers in identifying the right solution for their fields and stables? Dopatch Lab-Founder Patrick Walsh is convinced that Europe needs to think bigger in oder to be a global leader.

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Look beyond the Field

If you want to master the challenges of agriculture, you have to stay grounded – literally. Farm & Food spoke with farmers Johanna Buntz and Dr. Thomas Gäbert about drones and German agricultural diversity.

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Gene-editing plays an important role in securing tomorrow's food system.

We need to carefully use technologies like CRISPR, says Ruud van den Bulk, Wageningen University in an interview with Farm and Food 4.0. Companies and institutes are looking at Brussel these days. The next European Parliament is expected to make gene editing and connected research a little easier.

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Innovators who change the world

Sustainability. Quality. Health. Profitability: Only a few of the key words you can basically find in every teaser referring to agricultural research, events or articles. They may seem overused when talking about tomorrow’s food production system. They are, however, almost redundant when we look at...

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Session Review: Pioneering AgTech

Developments in the agri-food sector have rarely been as exciting as in recent years. The sums invested in AgTech and FoodTech have grown rapidly since 2015. Innovative start-ups are the trendsetters of a new agri-food system, and established companies are recognizing the opportunities for...

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Session Review: Clean Meat

In 2013 Professor Mark Post presented the first burger from cell cultures. Its production cost 230,000 euros. Since then, numerous start-ups have been established in the field of meat cell culture. The latest addition to the family has been the presentation of the first in vitro steak with...

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