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7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems
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7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems

To get people to make a change, sometimes it needs to be more than the right thing to do.
Lydia Belanger
Would You Eat Lab-Grown Beef? This Startup Is Counting on It.
Food Tech

Would You Eat Lab-Grown Beef? This Startup Is Counting on It.

How do you get a wary public to embrace meat cultured from stem cells?
Laura Entis
How Ag-Tech Ripened Into a Growing Market
Agribusiness

How Ag-Tech Ripened Into a Growing Market

As the market grows for better farm data, VC firms are seeding new developments.
Margaret Littman
How This Company Is Revolutionizing the Way Farmers Do Their Job
Radicals & Visionaries

How This Company Is Revolutionizing the Way Farmers Do Their Job

FarmLogs turns to big data to update age-old practices.
Jodi Helmer
This Ag-Tech Incubator Offers Both Independence and Assistance
Incubators

This Ag-Tech Incubator Offers Both Independence and Assistance

The Michigan-based launchpad offers a three-year program that lets farmers work in their own space while learning from others.
Michelle Goodman
Meet the Machine That's Turning Grocery Stores' Food Waste Into Fertilizer
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Meet the Machine That's Turning Grocery Stores' Food Waste Into Fertilizer

A pair of seasoned tech workers are helping to solve a $165 billion problem.
Jenna Schnuer
Chipotle CEO: McDonald's Chicken Farm the 'Most Disgusting Thing'
Animals

Chipotle CEO: McDonald's Chicken Farm the 'Most Disgusting Thing'

McDonald's $50 million investment in Chipotle in 1998 was a bit of a mixed blessing for the burrito giant.
Geoff Weiss
Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers
Radicals & Visionaries

Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers

Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.
Jessica Pothering
The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit
Detroit

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Farmers, the original entrepreneurs, are finding a profitable niche in the vast amount of abandoned land in the Motor City.
Amanda Lewan
One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It
Radicals & Visionaries

One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.
Nina Zipkin
Big Data Bounty: U.S. Startups Challenge Agribusiness Giants
Agribusiness

Big Data Bounty: U.S. Startups Challenge Agribusiness Giants

As the race for dominance on the farm heats up, a number of small tech startups are launching products that compete with giants like Monsanto, Deere and DuPont Pioneer.
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Kate Taylor
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.
Far Out Tech

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
Nina Zipkin
What the Devastating Coffee Fungus Means for U.S. Coffee Shops
Coffee

What the Devastating Coffee Fungus Means for U.S. Coffee Shops

Coffee production is estimated to fall 15 to 40 percent in the coming years. Here's how your favorite coffee shops are preparing.
Kate Taylor