As the world’s population continues to grow, agriculture and food production will continue to scale up as well. Many of the prominent climate scientists believe that more than 40% of carbon emissions come from how we farm, produce, process, transport, and store what we eat.
As our economy and society moves toward net zero carbon emissions, Avisen understands that changes to these processes are necessary and we believe, with our understanding emerging AgTech and FoodTech law and policy, that we can help.
AgTech and FoodTech is an emerging and evolving industry, and while it affects everyone on the planet through the food we eat, it’s also deeply complex and multifaceted. This makes it difficult for those outside of the industry to the nuances and details that make up this field.
At Avisen, our AgTech and FoodTech team isn’t new to this sector. We’ve spent time on the operations and business development side of agriculture and food production, and we understand how these complicated systems work and intertwine better than most.
Our in-depth knowledge of the federal incentives and supply chain management that regularly impact food production helps us understand where you’re coming from and the problems you’re facing. We know how the various related laws and regulations will affect your business because we’ve been on your side of the table.
Avisen clients also benefit from our expertise in startup growth, project financing, and investment capital. This means we can help you take your project or organization from concept to opening to expanding.
Clean Food, Clean Water, Clean Air
We thoroughly believe in the importance of creating a more sustainable world. One key feature to that is promoting what we call clean food, clean water, clean air.
AgTech and FoodTech play a large role in both food and water safety. We work with clients to help find ways to decrease any potential negative impact their food production might have.
Similarly, Avisen regularly assists in areas like solar energy, biogas, and carbon capture utilization and sequestration through our Renewable Energy and Impact Counsel practices. As a team of business-centric lawyers with diverse backgrounds, we can also make use of our firm’s overlap in experience, bringing in those who can counsel with regards to howe these other renewable energy options can impact your business.
For those in the nonprofit sector, Avisen is known for our ability to step in and assist in the additional steps needed for your designation.
Our Unique Approach to AgTech and FoodTech
With many years of experience working in agriculture and food production, Avisen brings truly unique industry knowledge to your AgTech and FoodTech legal needs. We understand agricultural manufacturing and engineering markets as well as we understand the laws that govern them, meaning we know what types of solutions you need and how to find them.
We also know that AgTech and FoodTech projects are complicated. Feedstock agreements, hedging agreements, supply and vendor deals, agricultural contracts, and financing can feel so intricate and elaborate that it’s easy to get lost in the paperwork or details. We’ve managed these agreements, from both sides of the deal, and we know how to structure them to benefit you.
We’ve worked in every step of the process – from farming to processing to ingredient manufacturing all the way through bringing products to market and engaging with vendors and customers. This holistic understanding of the supply chain, how it works, and your role in it, allows us to approach your legal needs from firm footing to best advocate for you.
The AgTech and FoodTech Spaces We Work In
Our depth of knowledge in the AgTech and FoodTech field allows us to help clients with almost any of their legal needs in the following areas and more:
- Alternative meat production
- Sustainable animal production
- Soil health amendments
- Organic, non-GMO value added food production
- Renewable energy and renewable natural gas to decarbonize supply chains
- Real estate purchasing and leasing
- Carbon emissions scores
- Carbon sequestration for biodiesel
- Tax incentives and credits
- Private funding, investment, and equity raising
- Purchasing and leasing of land, equipment, and more Land use planning and zoning
- Food safety
- Agricultural financing
- Employment issues
Real Experience in AgTech and FoodTech
We’ve used our real-world experience in the AgTech and FoodTech markets to help our clients complete projects like:
- Raise funding to spin off into a self-run organization
- Develop intellectual property rights
- Outside general counsel to an international bioplastics company that reduces green- house gases by manufacturing plastic from plants instead of oil.
- Develop legal processes for new supply chains
- Drafting offtake, supply, and co-manufacturing agreements
- Handling Import/Export tariff issues
- Coordinate with USDA NOP program to approve new organic products
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