Month: October 2019

ospraie-ag-science-In an effort to save crops amidst a drastic decline in bee populations

An Argentinian company is creating cold-resistant ‘super bees’ to fight a drastic population decline which threatens global farming

In an effort to save crops amidst a drastic decline in bee populations, a startup in Argentina is producing a nutrient-packed formula that is fed to the pollinators once a week to turn them into “super bees”. Beeflow’s special formula is meant to strengthen the bee’s immune system and make it stronger so that it …

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ospraie-ag-science-Study adds to Evidence that Organic Fruit Consumption Leads to Lower Levels of Pesticide Contamination in Children, Pregnant Women

Study adds to Evidence that Organic Fruit Consumption Leads to Lower Levels of Pesticide Contamination in Children, Pregnant Women

(Beyond Pesticides, October 24, 2019) Fish and fruit are undoubtedly healthy foods, but modern-day contamination is leading scientists to caution pregnant mothers and young children to stick within current dietary guidelines, or switch to organic, in order to avoid adverse health effects. This new public health message is based on research published in the journal Environmental …

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ospraie-ag-science-This startup is saving crops by making super bees

This startup is saving crops by making ‘super bees’

(CNN) One company wants to help farmers adapt to a world of rapidly declining bee populations. Argentina-based startup Beeflow has developed a special nutrient-packed formula for bees meant to boost their immune systems and make them stronger to work better in colder temperatures. According to CEO Matias Viel, it enables bees to do seven times more flights …

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ospraie-ag-science-Former CHS chief Carl Casale talks about becoming a player in ag venture capital

Former CHS chief Carl Casale talks about becoming a player in ag venture capital

He called his move a natural progression.  Carl Casale, former CEO of Inver Grove Heights-based CHS Inc., now pursues his passion for agriculture as an investor. A fourth-generation farmer, Casale seeks investment opportunities aligned with sustainable food production as senior agricultural partner with Ospraie Ag Science. Casale helped launch the venture arm of Ospraie Management …

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ospraie-ag-science-Ag Innovator Terramera Wins US$1 Million in Funding at First-ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Canada

Ag Innovator Terramera Wins US $1 Million in Funding at First-ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Canada

Livestock Water Recycling Earns US$250,000 as top early-stage innovator SASKATOON, Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW/ – Canadian agriculture and food technology companies Terramera and Livestock Water Recycling emerged victorious to claim USD$1.25 million after the final pitching competition in the Nutrien-Radicle Challenge on October 1 and 2 in Saskatoon. Terramera of Vancouver, BC, took home the US$1 million prize in the growth-stage category. The company develops high-performance natural …

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