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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.


RR News Update: May 9, 2019

The release on May 6 by the IPBES of a landmark Global Assessment on the state of the ecosystem sent shockwaves around the world. We have a slice of responses to the forecast of over one million species facing extinction. We also serve up some interesting opinions, news on new activity in ...
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RR News Update: April 25, 2019

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, this week's news update features a look at a group of investment vehicles that are helping expand capital allocation into regenerative agriculture and food. We also take a look at a new tool developed to asses natural capital credit risk, look inside ...
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Five Investment Vehicles Changing the Way We Invest in Agriculture

In the past decade, agriculture has become a popular class for investors looking for steady long-term fundamentals, attractive historical returns, and a way to use their investment dollars for positive impact. Investing in agriculture has the potential to move the food system forward and address enormous challenges, such as food ...
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First Speakers Announced for Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum

The two-day Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum (RFSI Forum) is designed to mobilize critical stakeholders, investors, food companies, entrepreneurs, and other key players to identify, understand, and expand opportunities for investment in regenerative food and agriculture. The event producers are excited to announce the first round of speakers, who will each bring their own expertise ...
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RR News Update: April 12, 2019

The latest Raising Regenerative News update shared word of some innovative companies and sectors turning their heads to regenerative agriculture. Kernza Fuels New Food Products Patagonia and Cascadian Farm are both utilizing kernza, a perennial variety of wheatgrass that stores carbon in its exceptionally long root system. The results are tasty. Read more here ...
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RR News Update: March 30, 2019

Soil and climate change   Soil continues to carve out a spot on the leading edge of climate change dialog. Some big names chimed in to add even more buzz to the regenerative chatter. Bill Gates made a call on his blog, GatesNotes, for more attention to soil, pointing out ...
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Founder and Former COO of Blue Apron Launches Cooks Venture, a Next Generation Food Company

NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooks Venture, a next generation food company rooted in regenerative agriculture and transparency, today announced its official public launch. In conjunction with this announcement, the company acquired an 800-acre farm in Arkansas and two large processing facilities in Oklahoma. Starting today, Cooks Venture begins ...
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Expo West Coverage: Three Takeaways On the Nexus of Food Companies, Climate Change and Regenerative Agriculture

The warm southern California sun was absent for the first few days of the 2019 Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim but that didn’t prevent a bright light from shining on the work being done in the rising category of regenerative agriculture. Natural Products West, or Expo West as it ...
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General Mills to Advance Regenerative Agriculture Practices on One Million Acres of Farmland by 2030

PR Newswire MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills (GIS) today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The Company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of ...
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RR News Update: Feb. 28, 2019

This was an active week for regenerative agriculture and food systems investment, with several deals along the supply chain, in addition to a fair amount of press on the role food companies are playing in supporting producers’ move to regenerative practices. Investment Activity U.S.-based organic food and feed supply chain ...
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New National Consortium Forms from Ecosystem Services Market Program; Executive Director Selected

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ten private-sector companies and nonprofit organizations have announced their intent to join together to form the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC). The ESMC's Founding Circle is comprised of ADM, Bunge, Cargill, General Mills, Indigo Agriculture, McDonald's USA, Noble Research Institute, LLC, Soil Health ...
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New Event to Address Growing Opportunity in Regenerative Agriculture and Food Investment

A new event is coming to the investment sector, focused on a rapidly growing segment of the agriculture and food space: regenerative food systems. Over the past decade, driven in part by increasing population pressure and growing land resource scarcity, agriculture has come into its own as an asset class ...
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