Posts tagged "google"

NZ Agritech is officially recognised by globally connected venture capital

[3 September/Agritech] New Zealand has become Farm2050’s first country partners when a Partnership Agreement was signed on Friday the 31st of August. Farm2050 is a collective of major global venture firms and agribusinesses dedicated to supporting Agtech innovations, being established by Google Chair, Eric Schmidt, in 2014. Agritech New Zealand would drive the partnership. They...

Wheat’s DNA map discovered after 13 years

[17 August/Radio NZ] In a recent breakthrough that could improve global food security and help those suffering from allergies, scientists have cracked the DNA sequence code of wheat. The research involved 73 institutes in 20 countries and would allow for faster breeding and production of new varieties. It meant farmers would have information relating to...

Meet Wim, a gadget that’ll make fast frozen yogurt on your kitchen counter

[9 August/Bloomberg] The latest machine bidding for space on the kitchen countertop is the Wim frozen yogurt maker. Similar in size to a Nespresso machine, Wim uses fast freezing technology and is aiming to become a major player in the USD60 billion global frozen desert category. The machine, created by former Google staffer (Bart Stein)...