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Edete raises $3m for bee-free pollination tech

An Israeli startup has raised $3 million to create a mechanical system for pollinating plants, as an alternative to relying on bees. Wild bee numbers are declining, while bees used by farmers can suffer from Colony Collapse Disorder. Edete Precision Technologies for Agriculture hopes to build two separate systems: one to collect and store pollen, and another to autonomously apply the pollen to plants.

Read the full story here. See also the Foodsource resource How do food systems affect land-use and biodiversity?

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24 Jul 2018
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Image: Max Pixel, Forage Flight Zucchini, CC0 Public Domain
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