Why is the world’s biggest seed company betting nearly $1 billion on a Big Data startup?

<p>Biotech giant Monsanto said on Wednesday it will pay $930 million to buy The Climate Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in weather analytics and risk management. Big data, normally associated with consumer-facing sectors, seemingly couldn’t be further away from Monsanto’s often controversial core business of genetically modified seeds. So what gives? Climate Corp, backed by […]</p>…