Industrial Farms Have Gone Green
New York Times
Technology has helped large farms become more sustainable that at any other time in history.
More Women Are Starting Companies From the Ground Up, Literally
Working in ag is no longer seen as back-breaking, dirty work fit for a man, but as a set of challenges in engineering, ecology, policy, nutrition and managerial knowledge.
St. Louis-based Yield Lab to Open Ireland Incubator with Plans for More Global Locations
St. Louis Public Radio
“Agriculture is the largest industry in Ireland, but they don’t really have any program like Yield Lab in the country, so we said it’s kind of like St. Louis was a couple of years ago before we started,” said Thad Simons, managing director of The Yield Lab.
Lewis & Clark Ventures Joins Agtech Investor Ranks with $20m Plant Sciences Fund
“The Midwest is emerging as a driver of global innovation, and one of our primary competitive advantages is in the field of plant sciences,” said Tom Hillman, General Partner at Lewis & Clark Ventures. “The robust ecosystem we have has spurred the formation of many new startups as well as attracted others both domestically and abroad, and more investment in this underserved and high potential sector is long overdue.”
Lab Space Crunch: Urgency Builds for Biotech Startup Labs in Wake of Monsanto Deal
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“It was important then and it will be imperative now to do everything we can to retain that intellectual capital and talent,” said Donn Rubin, president and CEO of BioSTL, the nonprofit organization that operates BioGenerator.
Benson Hill Biosystems Selected for the Future 50 Awards
St. Louis Small Business Monthly
Congratulations to Benson Hill on being recognized as one of the top growing small businesses in St Louis.
Ag Showcase Breeds Collaboration, $225,000 Grant
St. Louis Business Journal
Ag Innovation Showcase alum partners with the Danforth Center to scale-up natural indigo dye to improve the fashion industry.
Danforth Center Researches Indigo Plant Genes to Make Denim Jeans More Eco-friendly
St. Louis Public Radio
Center Scientists Collaborate with 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase alumni company, Stony Creek Colors, to improve the available genetic resources for plant-based indigo dye production to help make the manufacturing of blue jeans more sustainable.
Root Research Uses Real Time Imaging
Danforth Center partners with Valent BioSciences Corporation to use advanced imaging technology for real-time gathering of plant root-growth data in a non-destructive manner, combining root phenotyping technologies with computational analysis, quantitative genetics and molecular biology to understand root growth and physiology.
Seeds of Change – Fertilizing St. Louis: How to Grow the St. Louis Start Up Ecosystem
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Join the Danforth Center on Thursday, October 6 for the 2016 Seeds of Change event. Speaker, David Karandish, CEO of Answers Corporation will discuss what it takes to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship and what part St. Louis can play to encourage entrepreneurship and the formation of successful new companies in the region.