Silicon Valley Bets on Agriculture 2.0

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Thanks to CSAs, the slow food movement, and a new interest in all that is quality and local, sustainable agriculture has infiltrated cities and towns across the country. Increasingly, however, farming is seeing interest from an unexpected source: venture capitalists.Grist writes:

There were no pickup trucks in the BMW-packed parking lot, and few farmers with dirt under their fingernails could be found milling about the sleek hotel lobby. But the place was swarming with venture capitalists from some of Silicon Valley's marquee firms looking to grow profits with investments in sustainable agriculture.

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