Today we're speaking with Hunter Swisher, founder, and CEO of Phospholutions, who hopes that his technology promises to enhance phosphorus use efficiency.
Molecular farming-- growing protein with plants offers a lot of potential benefits, from avoiding the environmental impact of animal production to enabling plant-based dairy products that are quite true to the original.
Today, we're talking tech focused around phosphorus, another key element of the crop nutrient mix.
Tim Hammerich of the Future of Agriculture Podcast joins Sarah to dig into the “so what?” of the nitrogen tech we’ve discussed here on the podcast and the fertilizer innovations Tim has recently covered.
Sarah shares reflections from World Agri-Tech 2023 where she hosted a panel on attracting climate investors to ag innovation and a shock scenario workshop which contemplated what the future could look like in a world where soil carbon offsets are no longer tradeable.
One big reason corporates find it hard to work with startups is that they struggle to look beyond the two most common models for engagement: making an equity investment or becoming a customer. But, fortunately, there are plenty of other mutually beneficial- and often simpler- ways for corporates and startups to engage with each other in agri-food.
After three long years, evokeAG finally returned, bringing the Australian agri-food tech industry together. The Tenacious Ventures team shares reflections on what we, as an industry, have collectively achieved so far, and the opportunities - and work - that lie ahead.
From debates around fertilizers to sustainable protein, reductive narratives that pit categorically "good" solutions against "bad" ones have proliferated. While there's real temptation to paint the world as black and white, we need to embrace nuance to truly unlock sustainable production at scale.