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Forbes List of Top Agribusiness Startups
Got an udder infection? EIO Diagonistics uses iPad software that can detect it automatically. This and many more examples are highlighted in Forbes Magzine's top 25 most innovation AgTech companies. Other examples include oil seed from an heretofore unknown plant and neighborhood indoor farms:
Terviva: An Oakland-based company that is cultivating the pongamia tree, which is native to Australia and India, in Florida, California and Hawaii. The trees produce an oilseed with 10 times more yield than soybeans and have the potential to create a biofuel alternative. Ag cred: Startup has raised more than $20 million.
Plenty: Plenty is an indoor farming company utilizing machine learning, artificial intelligence and crop science to optimize yields and give produce exactly what it needs to achieve optimal freshness and taste.
The tech applications of IoT, robotics, machine learning, sensors, and AI is now growing in the warp and weft of our economy fabric. Forget Facebook, Uber, Houzz, Pinterest. This is the new territory for jobs. Perhaps a dual major in biology and computer science?
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