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Sometimes when you can't say it any better, well, you just shouldn't even try and leave it at that. This is one of those times. Rob Leclerc of AgFunder News shares 4 Reasons Why Israel is Now a Developed AgriFood Tech Hub and sums up perfectly why the recent welaunch Ag-tech & Food-tech Israel tour was such a success. Two weeks ago, I went to Israel to attend Food and Ag Week including FoodTech IL 2018 hosted by the Strauss Group and...

You can learn more about Israeli Aquaculture when you join us, May 6-10th on the welaunch Israel Ag-tech & Food-tech Tour. In the meantime read this excellent article by Avi Jorisch, author of the recently published, must read, book: Thou Shalt Innovate.  How Israel Can Help Stem Over-Fishing in the South China Sea South China Sea littoral states should look to Israel for innovative solutions. By Avi Jorisch While world leaders and Asian policymakers focus on disputes in the South China Sea, a less-publicized...

This is gonna be hug. Driverless tractors. A perfect match for collaboration with Israel, one of the centers of Autonomous Vehicle R&D. https://clayandmilk.com/2018/02/27/smart-ag-innovating-agtech/?utm_source=Clay+%26+Milk.&utm_campaign=8ff75f67ee-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9361eb2e53-8ff75f67ee-60413969 #welaunch #autonomousvehicles @clayandmilk #siliconprairie #startupnation #agtech #agritech...

Today everyone talks about organic this that or the other. In Israel, at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu (founded by Holocaust survivors after the war), organic is nothing new. They have been ridding the pests that infect crops for decades using,  hold onto your hat for this one, other bugs! They breed bugs to eat bugs. And that's only one of their amazing technologies. Listen to what they do with bumble bees and more...

welaunch was formed with the intention of connecting the Silicon Prairie (the US Midwest) and the Start-up Nation (Israel). But, why? Let’s start with water. Simply put, we have a growing water crisis. When it comes to water - most people don't even realize, we are literally running out. It is not overly dramatic or unfounded to say that at our current pace, within a matter of years, certainly a few decades, we're going to be in dire straits. And it’s...

Recently I was listening to the"Future of Agriculture" podcast  (a great primer on all things agricultural and food technology related) episode 42, an interview with Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was asked to talk about the most important worldwide centers of Ag-tech development. The US, as in most every area, is clearly number one (although, unlike most areas of technology, when it comes to ag-tech and food-tech, Silicon Valley is not the epicenter as it is an industry far more...

I want to share with you additional information and inspiration about Israel Ag-tech, Food-tech & Clean-tech, in anticipation of the upcoming welaunch Israel Ag-tech and Food-tech business development tour, May 6th - 10th, 2018, in conjunction with Israel’s leading agricultural/ food technology and investment conferences. We are currently accepting a limited number of registrations. This tour and conference will prove to be a direct pathway for Iowa farmers and companies looking for relevant and important technologies.  Check out these short videos to learn more...

We can pretend as if the droughts, the floods and the fires are not man-made. However, what you can not pretend is that the Ogallala aquifer, which has been full for 15,000 years,  is being depleted at alarming rates and will soon run out. There is a way to avoid this. Emulating Israel is that way. For now, read on about : What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone? By Laura Parker "Whoa," yells Brownie Wilson, as the steel...