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Agri-Tech Research Innovation Accelerator

    AgRIA (Agri-Tech Research Innovation Accelerator), supported for three years by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is led by Rothamsted Research in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, University College London, Cranfield University, Green Triangle, and Rothamsted Enterprises. Elemental Digest has had its application for a research programme into the potential immune-enhancing capabilities of Thallo

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    Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) – Canada

      Exciting update: on the 17th Dec 2019, we had confirmation that our application to be part of the Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), delivered by , as an innovative UK SMEs in the Agri-Tech sector including Precision Agriculture and Livestock Management was approved. We will be supported through a fully-funded, structured programme, which

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      Forward Fooding announces FoodTech 500 2019 finalists

        We are thrilled to learn that we have made it to the top 500 startup food-tech companies in the world and are looking forward to see if we are able to progress any further. Interested in learning more about the whole process, check out this article, and watch out for the final results in 2020.

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        The PLOS Crops, Food Security & Food Systems Channel

          We were very please to learn that just 2 weeks (27th September 2019) after publication in the PLOS One journal that our article was selected by the editors of the PLOS Crops, Food Security & Food Systems Channel to feature in their Related Content section for the next few weeks. This is a global forum

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          Rising CO2 Increases Plant Growth at the Cost of Nutrient Density

            Researchers at the University of Washington collaborated with scientists at USDA, as well as others in Japan, China and Australia, for more than two years to study how rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could affect rice — humanity’s most important crop. They found that it not only loses protein and minerals but is also

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            Why Farming Needs a Circular Input Economic Focus.

              In 70,000 years, Homo sapiens has grown from thousands of hunter-gatherers teetering on the brink of extinction to a global population of 7.7 billion. We have peopled the planet through our growing capacity for harvesting energy from our environment: food from plants, labour from animals and energy from fossil fuels. Civilisation has developed by dominating

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              The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit – We are featured.

                The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is a powerful opportunity for early to mid-stage agri-tech companies to showcase their technology or solution and connect with a senior-level audience of global agribusinesses, technology integrators, corporates and VC investors. Participants are subject to selection criteria to ensure the best outcome for every company, with an exciting curated mix

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                Phosphate Fertiliser ‘Crisis’ Threatens World Food Supply

                  On the 6th September 2019 the Guardian Newspaper ran an article exploring the future risks associated with managing the finite stocks of phosphate, a nutrient essential for all plant growth and human health and in the discussion led by Dr Martin Blackwell of Rothamsted Research our first publication in PLOS One out the previous day

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                  It’s Time to Emphasise the Purpose of Farming

                    You must have heard time and again that millennials want meaningful careers that help make the world a better place. Often that interest is funnelled towards jobs in CleanTech, non-profits, the environment or the arts. But farming is an overlooked industry with incredible potential to help improve the world. However, its possibility and essentiality is

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