Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly fruit and veg that gets devalued on aesthetic grounds. But what happens when you throw a bit of technology into the mix? Silicon Valley based startup Full Harvest is trying to find out, …

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This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs

Silicon Valley produces some of the weirdest food concepts – lab-grown hamburgers, something called Soylent, and protein powder made out of crickets. That last one comes from Exo, a startup selling protein bars made out of crickets. Gross? Well, that gross idea just pulled in a $4 million Series A round from AccellFoods, existing investor …

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Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things

Ankit Mishra Crunch Network Contributor Ankit Mishra is a business development and partnerships fellow at Tradecraft. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network For the last 15 years, the Cleantech Forum has been organized by the Cleantech Group. Most recently it took place in San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. Energy storage, China and the …

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Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo

Former Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon has a new job in hardware: Finnish startup Asmo, which has been crowdfunding a mobile charger that switches off automatically when the device is fully charged, has today named Dillon as its new CEO. The Asmo charger, which aims to reduce electricity wastage and bolster safety with an automatic fix for the problem of mobile chargers …

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It’s Your Fault If The Paris Climate Agreement Fails

In Paris, world leaders debated how much global CO2 emissions could be reduced, who would pay for it and how could they trust each other to follow through. This top-down, regulatory approach to addressing a highly distributed problem is a necessary but insufficient step to make a dent in rising global temperatures. In a recent …

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Saudi Arabian Startup NOMADD Looks To Clean Up Solar Energy Production

Bérénice Magistretti Crunch Network Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a freelance writer focusing on startups and entrepreneurship and the former communications manager for Seedstars World. She is based in Geneva, Switzerland. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network In Saudi Arabia, a country known more for its vast oil reserves than its commitment …

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