White paper calls for more ‘Agtech’ investment
Dane Stangler, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation, calls the message of the paper “positive, but urgent.”
“We have an imperative to meet the challenge of feeding a growing population while preserving precious environmental resources,” Stangler said. “Sustainable agricultural technology offers the best way forward—and an enormous opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors alike to contribute to achieving this critical goal.”
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