SoilMate’s Weekly News Digest #32

Today’s agenda: 2021 trends in agritech/foodtech investment, innovative research in reducing carbon footprint, solar geoengineering in protecting crops from climate change, and many more!

2021 will mark a new record for investment in the agfoodtech industry!

E-Grocery remains the most-funded category this half of the year, accounting for 23% of the investment, followed by Midstream Technologies with 15% and In-Store Retail & Restaurant Tech with 13%. The latter have risen this year after worldwide blocking orders were revoked on Covid-19. Restaurants and retailers used technology to adapt to the new paradigm involving fewer wait staff and socially distanced operations.

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Research: Insect protein has great potential for reducing the carbon footprint

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Carbon capture grows more affordable

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Solar geoengineering to protect crops from global warming

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