The Health Benefits are Endless When You Eat to Live Part of my role as a private equity investor is to devour information on food and agriculture. Why? To make sure I understand the trends and impacts within the industry. So, I read books, articles, and studies on food, health and wellness, and what it […]
Creating Healthy Soil Saves More than Plants When I first picked up Josh Tickell’s latest book, “Kiss the Ground,” last November, I thought it was going to be a book about regenerative agriculture. While it does cover this topic, the book turned out to be about so much more. I am not exaggerating when I […]
America’s Rich Soil Has Growth Potential Between 2009-2014 America’s farmland values grew rapidly, according to the USDA. In 2009, the value of an acre of farmland was $2000, and by 2014, the value of increased upward of $3000 per acre. Although growth in farmland prices tapered off and then decreased in value by 2016, the […]
With the recent release of the pro-GMO documentary, Food Evolution by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the safety and labeling concerns of genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) have been thrust back into the limelight on social media and other political forums. So, what are GMOs? Since it is a complicated and often misunderstood topic, I thought it good […]
You don’t need to be a visionary to see the world’s trends toward “clean tech” and sustainable energy. A recent Bloomberg report noted that investors will pump up to $1.9 trillion in new wind and solar capacity over the next decade.
Find out how the U.S. government changed – and ruined – our food industry, and why entrepreneurs are using regenerative agriculture to save it.
While global water supply has remained constant over millions of years, the demand has increased six-fold just in the last century. The rate of demand is increasing roughly double the rate of population growth due to irrigation, mining, manufacturing, and other industrial uses as well as household and commercial consumption. Today 40 percent of the people on earth live in water-scarce conditions—that will grow to 60 percent by 2025.
In Episode 40 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Christopher Cahill and Lior Lavy, COO and co-founder of artizone, discuss the growth of the artisanal foods industry and why it is ripe for investment. artizone is an online marketplace offering a curated collection of the quality goods from local artisans and purveyors, meeting what Lavy describes as strong latent demand. We’ve gotten hungry writing this, so we’re off to the Green Grocer (an artizone partner) to satisfy said latent demand.
Lior Lavvy is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of artizone, an online farmers’ market and home delivery service that connects more than 200 artisans in Dallas, Chicago and Denver, to consumers seeking fresh, locally sourced and produced specialty food products. Established in 2009 by five Israelis with a love for food and a truckload of high-tech experience, artizone says its innovative technology and operational model give artisans a single platform for marketing, selling and distributing their hand-crafted goods, expanding their reach to the entire metro-areas artizone currently serves.
Tesla produces cars, but investors shouldn’t think of Elon Musk’s pet company as an auto manufacturer. Rather, Tesla seems primed to win big in another field.