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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 11th, 2018

Submitted by on April 9, 2018 – 10:47 amNo Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 11th.

#1 USDA has no plans to regulate gene editing

USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are not plant pests or developed using plant pests. 

#2 Pairwise raises $25 million to address global food challenges

Pairwise is an agricultural company bringing together leaders in agriculture and technology focused on using gene editing and leveraging natural diversity in agricultural crops to address global food challenges.

 “Our goal is to solve agriculture problems across a wide range of food systems that are also acknowledged social problems – including food waste, food security and nutrition, and to enable other companies worldwide to benefit from gene editing through technology licensing and collaboration.”

#3 Yamaha Motor invests in Robotics Plus to automate repetitive agriculture tasks

#4 FoodLogiQ lands $19.5 million to expand supply chain transparency

#5 Let your light shine – bacteria sensor lights up when exposed to toxins

#6 Gelling agent used in pastries could save lives as anti-hemorrhaging bandage

#7 Ocean Hugger Foods partners with Aramark to distribute plant-based raw tuna alternative

#8 A soil bacterium helps penicillin counter germ resistance

#9 BillerudKorsnäs launches its first climate-positive cement bag

#10 23andMe granted first FDA approval for cancer genetic testing    READ MORE

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