AgNext seeks less food loss, fairer prices for farmers with food quality analysis tech

AgNext's milk testing device, the black box on the table, is used in a milk collection van. ©AgNext

Taking computer vision and chemical analysis to the fields for quick crop quality checks, Punjab-based AgNext eyes Asian expansion, and insurtech, fintech opportunities 

Contaminants, differences in nutritional content and even color can change how much a bag of wheat is worth in the agriculture commodities industry. But traditional product testing methods are slow and subject to human error, and hence ineffective for farmers and food producers needing to gauge or better control their final selling prices. Indian startup AgNext wants to change all that with its computer vision, spectroscopy and sensor-based tools. Its SpecX Visio technology uses deep learning and computer vision to help users recognize physical imperfections in crops in the field, removin...
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