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Here you’ll find updates on the investment deals, on-going research, curated news from around the industry and insight from the players already operating in the space.


How Investment Capital Can Enable Profitable Regenerative Agriculture

Part 1: Is Regenerative Agriculture Profitable? The numerous beneficial outcomes associated with using regenerative production practices have gained much attention in recent years. This attention has tended to emphasize the agronomic, environmental, consumer, climate level benefits, while the ECONOMIC OUTCOMES of transitioning to regenerative agriculture have garnered far less attention ...
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The Rise of Regenerative CPG: A Portfolio Case Study

In Part 1 of The Rise of Regenerative CPG series, we learned that the massive momentum for regenerative agriculture adoption coupled with the incredibly small amount of existing regenerative CPG brands is driving three investment opportunities in the industry: Disruption, Reform, and Enablement. We looked deeper into the “Disruption” investment ...
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The Rise of Regenerative CPG: Investigating the Opportunity

For regenerative CPG, 2022 has brought much to be encouraged about. In particular, the Natural Products Expo West served as a powerful litmus for where we are today. Content about regenerative agriculture was well represented in the event’s programming and at least 53 of the 2800 exhibitors explicitly supported regenerative ...
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John Kempf on AEA’s Recent Fundraise and Why Relationships Are Critical to the Regenerative Ag Investment Opportunity

Last week, renowned agronomist and regenerative farming guru John Kempf and his team at Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) announced a $4.7 million fundraise in both debt and equity financing - their first external investment. The raise was led by agriculture investor Tree Trunk Light, with other non-equity financing. Founder and ...
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Are Regenerative Certifications Poised to Drive Market Growth?

The regenerative agriculture and food system is blossoming as an increasing number of farmers and food companies seek to transition to regenerative practices for the ecological, agronomic, climate, human health and economic benefits it can bring. Despite the rapidly growing engagement, the term “regenerative” itself still lacks legal definition. In ...
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Regenerative Certifications Cheat Sheet

Confused about all the regenerative certification coming online? This is your resource to see all the certifications in one place. Land to Market - Ecological Outcomes Verification (EOV) What: EOV is a scientific methodology that measures and trends ecological outcomes on participating producers’ land. EOV assesses key indicators of the ...
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Meet the Activator: Hickory Nut Gap Meats

Meet the Activator is a new regular series designed to highlight the incredible and diverse operations and entrepreneurs activating capital for regeneration across the agriculture and food system.  Company: Hickory Nut Gap Meats LLC Description of Company: Hickory Nut Gap is a branded beef and pork company selling pasture based, regeneratively ...
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7 Key Take-aways for Regenerative Food Systems from Expo West

The 2022 Natural Products Expo West was the first since March of 2019 and brought more than 2,700 exhibitors and over 57,000 registered attendees to Anaheim last week. Despite its focus on the broader natural products industry, the gathering had a lot to offer those active or curious about the ...
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Philosopher Foods: Taking on Degenerative Agriculture One Nut Butter at a Time

Almonds have a water problem… or so we are told. It can’t be denied that almond production in California – which accounts for all of the United States’ commercial almond production – is water-intensive. But it’s much worse than that, says one California food entrepreneur, who has built a regenerative ...
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Meet the Activator: Snacktivist Foods

Meet the Activator is a new regular series designed to highlight the incredible and diverse entrepreneurs activating capital for regeneration across the agriculture and food system. Company: Snacktivist Foods Description of Company: Snacktivist is a regenerative food brand that creates delicious, grain-based foods for health-minded consumers. Founded in: 2015 Fundraising ...
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