In the Know: This Week’s Agritech Round-up (March 9, 2018)

The world of agritech is changing every day. Check out our weekly round-up to stay in-the-know on the evolving world that is agriculture technology.

Retailer Carrefour Using Blockchain to Improve Checks on Food Products 

Carrefour, Europe’s largest retailer, ensures that they meet general safety and ethics standards by using blockchain to track where products come from.

Read more here, via Reuters.

AgFunder: $2.6 Billion Invested in Ag Tech in 2017

2017 was a record year for agrifood tech investing, with a 29 percent venture investment increase in year-over-year funding for agrifood technologies.

Read more here, via Ag Professional.

Eight Ways Blockchain Will Impact the World Beyond Cryptocurrency

From banking and payments to cybersecurity, blockchain will allow us to exchange money faster and more securely, as well as make sure all data is verified.

Read more here, via Forbes.

Bio-Gene Serves Up Next Generation of Novel, Environmentally Friendly Insecticides

Agtech company Bio-Gene Technology is working to provide a range of products that will offer a safer way of effective insecticides on crops for future generations.

Read more here, via Small Caps.

3 Dow Stocks You Had No Idea Were Testing Blockchain Technology

As more U.S. multinational companies welcome the adoption of blockchain, there are several that are in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Find out what Dow stocks are testing blockchain here, via The Motley Fool.

Shark Tank Eyes Hottest Agriculture Technology

AgLaunch focuses on connecting early-stage agtech companies with farmers by presenting them with new ideas on farming technology that covers all facets of agriculture.

Read more here, via AgWeb.