Farming

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?
Agribusiness

How Ag-Tech Ripened Into a Growing Market

As the market grows for better farm data, VC firms are seeding new developments.
Innovators

How This Company Is Revolutionizing the Way Farmers Do Their Job

FarmLogs turns to big data to update age-old practices.
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.
100 Brilliant Companies

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.
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.
Impact Investing

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.
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.
If I Knew Then

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology

The Company Leading the Future of Farming

Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather.
Entrepreneurs

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.