The hemp industry has got a lot of people excited. Despite headlines about legalization, there are serious regulatory, agronomic, and market risks that are being overlooked in the fervor around hemp, according to the Rabobank report, Hemp Is Hot Right Now. "Hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD will soon become a multibillion-dollar industry, but the road ahead is rocky, risky, and untraveled. For many hemp-curious farmers and investors, it might pay to sit on the sidelines a little longer," says RaboResearch analyst Bourcard Nesin.Read more
Nimble, fast-to-market, passionate, and ready to drive positive change, startups are disrupting every aspect of the food & beverage industry. Small companies represent an endless resource for innovative ideas that can help established brands adopt new technology and reconnect with consumers. The question is not should you work with smaller companies, but how? Nina Meijers and Anne Greven are trying to answer that question. They manage FoodBytes!, a global pitch competition where innovative food & beverage startups share their ideas with investors and industry leaders. More than 2,000 mission-driven companies have applied to the FoodBytes! platform, giving Nina and Anne a front-row seat to the latest trends in sustainable innovation. In this episode, they tell us why large companies should partner with would-be disruptors, and highlight the most interesting and impactful innovation themes they’ve seen so far.Read more
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