Vertical Farming – After the Excitement, the Opportunity.

TCEA (Totally-Controlled-Environment Agriculture) has economic viability issues. Exciting opportunities for this technology exist, but not where the hype would sometimes lead us to look.

What is VC?

Exploring the origins of Venture Capital, its role in Silicon Valley & in entrepreneurship more widely, and sets the scene for VC's involvement in AgTech.

2020 A year full of surprises

2020 has been a year of many challenges. Coronavirus led to cancelations of the year's plans; however, opened opportunities as innovations through business and Agtech became more vital than ever. This blog highlights my personal experiences throughout this year.

Let Them Eat Lettuce

A lot of money has gone into Vertical Farming. The problem, at least right now, is that the economics just don’t stack up.

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Agritech, or Agtech, encompasses everything from better ways to handle pig slurry to using satellite data to measure crop growth.

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Recent Reading… Farm (and other F words) by Sarah K Mock

An influence on my thinking! Sarah K Mock’s exploration of the US farming system unveils many less-than-attractive reality of many aspects of the agricultural sector, and encourages us to ask hard truths about our rose tinted glasses.
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The monologue … on glyphosate

My view on an agriculture topic in popular culture. Today's topic: why glyphosate is actually OK.

What is VC?

Exploring the origins of Venture Capital, its role in Silicon Valley & in entrepreneurship more widely, and sets the scene for VC's involvement in AgTech.

Breedr: Ian Wheal’s Farming Foundations

Ian from Breedr is a great example of a “Farming Foundations” AgTech entrepreneur –bringing together an upbringing in farming and a career spent elsewhere to change how things are done.