October 3, 2022 3:48 pm Published by

Get ready for green tech! The Global Agritech Investment Assembly (GAIA) is landing in London for its inaugural rendition on the 25th of October! The conference will be filled with panel sessions, stand alone presentations, roundtable discussions, and THREE live pitches! GAIA brings industry leaders together to discuss the most contemporary challenges facing the world of agritech. 

Want to learn more? Check out our other blog posts on GAIA to keep reading! You can also visit our website to learn more about the event sponsors, speakers, and to purchase your ticket. 

Don’t fall behind while you’re waiting for the conference to begin! Here’s the latest agritech news round up, and everything you need to know about what’s happening in the world of agritech right now. 

Emission Reduction is Ready for Takeoff

EasyJet is officially ditching its carbon offsetting scheme – but it’s not what you think! 

Carbon offsetting schemes have been criticised for their questionable impact, so the airline is starting fresh. EasyJet has shifted their focus to create technologies that lessen their carbon emissions as a whole, rather than attempting to offset them. It’s a revolutionary approach to hit zero emissions by 2050.

Check out the full article here before you book your next holiday. 

Hungry for Change 

Tesco’s Agriculture team has just hosted the fifth annual ‘Agri T-Jam’, a competition held for innovators in the agritech sector. The winner of the competition was eniferBio, a company developing a mycoprotein feed from renewable raw materials. This innovative feed solution provides a more sustainable alternative to aquaculture, poultry, and pig supply chains. 

Check it out here

John Deere is Making Moves 

Earlier this year, John Deere launched a fully autonomous tractor, and now they’re looking to acquire an advanced battery technology provider. The move is huge not only for John Deere’s electrification strategy, but also for overall advances in the way we operate farming machinery. 

Check out this article for more information on the battery technology provider acquisition, then head here to read about John Deere’s autonomous tractors. 

Apple CarPlay 

Apple’s recently launched CarPlay system is reinventing the way we drive by essentially becoming an entirely new operating system for vehicles. Not only will CarPlay sync information from your phone, but can also control nearly all functions in your car. The possibilities for innovation will reimagine the way we use our cars, but what does this mean for agricultural vehicles? 

Farmers are already filling their tractor cabs with multiple monitors during planting season. A more integrated technology system seems like an intuitive next step. Will ‘TractorPlay’ be next? 

Read more about the impact of CarPlay on agriculture here

Nitrogen-Eating Plants  

A combine harvester working in a wheat field,(focus on front row of wheat)

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of grain crops that are able to absorb nitrogen directly from the atmosphere, reducing their dependence on agricultural fertilisers. Not only will this reduce pollutants entering the environment, but will also streamline workloads for farmers across the world.

Read the full article here to learn how they did it. 

Can’t get enough? Your best bet for an IRL update on the latest news is at GAIA later this month! Join us on the 25th October to be a part of the conversation and shape the future of the agriculture industry. 

GAIA is only the beginning! We’re also hosting a conference focusing on innovation in the environmental technology sector on the 26th October, Tomorrow Matters. Check out our other blogs on Tomorrow Matters for more information, then head to the Tomorrow Matters website to secure your spot! 

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