Due to the Coronavirus pandemic a University study has shown that the UK has become dependent on just two countries for their imports of vegetables and fruits. Hopefully, there will be new information that will allow the U.K. to return to normal but as of now we don’t have more information. People from the U.K. […]

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is crop production within an enclosed structure, and it is growing fast in the US. CEA includes vertical farming, the market for which is projected to reach $3 billion by 2024. CEA requires fewer chemicals, a smaller growing area, and less water than traditional farming. Its lone ecological drawback is energy […]

Two years ago, researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design developed a strong, affordable, biodegradable bioplastic made from cellulose and chitin. Cellulose comes from plant cell walls, while chitin is found in the exoskeletons of crustaceans. The researchers propose using black soldier flies as the source of chitin. Larvae could be grown on food […]

AgroScout has completed a $3 million investment for its AI-based solution for sustainable crop protection. Currently, agronomists perform manual, visual checks to mitigate the spread of disease in crop fields. AgroScout’s new solution integrates drone-collected data to autonomously perform the same work. The system uses low-cost equipment, such as smartphones and small drones, making it […]

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has relaxed enforcement of environmental regulations due to the Corona virus pandemic. Brenda Osthus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said that despite this the university will still meet their environmental requirements. She regrets that the agency is compromising on regulations now because of the virus because it will cause […]

University study finds UK "dangerously dependent" on fruit and veg imports

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic a University study has shown that the UK has become dependent on just two countries for their imports of vegetables and fruits. Hopefully, there will be new information that will allow the U.K. to return to…

Greener Lights for Green Growers

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is crop production within an enclosed structure, and it is growing fast in the US. CEA includes vertical farming, the market for which is projected to reach $3 billion by 2024. CEA requires fewer chemicals,…

Soldier flies, an army that can tackle urban waste and make sustainable plastic

Two years ago, researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design developed a strong, affordable, biodegradable bioplastic made from cellulose and chitin. Cellulose comes from plant cell walls, while chitin is found in the exoskeletons…

AgroScout Closes $3 Million Funding Round for Its AI-based Solution for Sustainable Crop Protection

AgroScout has completed a $3 million investment for its AI-based solution for sustainable crop protection. Currently, agronomists perform manual, visual checks to mitigate the spread of disease in crop fields. AgroScout's new solution integrates…

UNL unaffected by EPA's relaxed regulations, maintains sustainability efforts

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has relaxed enforcement of environmental regulations due to the Corona virus pandemic. Brenda Osthus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said that despite this the university will still…

Pesticide-spraying drones accelerate sustainable farming as governments relax regulations

In recent years, there has been a huge increase in drone use in agriculture, and their popularity is ready to soar as regulation changes permit operators to use them to apply crop protection products. Drones make sense for spray applications.…

S'pore veggie farm shutting down after 3 generations, S'porean owner clearing up land to return to ...

The operator of Sumo Salad at Holland Village announced on Facebook that her vegetable supplier and importer would cease operations at the end of June. The government is slated to take back the land to build housing. Mr Oh of the Oh Chin…

An Aussie 'vertical farm' company has gained international interest amid concerns about food ...

Established in 2017, Stacked Farm is an automated vertical indoor farm that grows salad greens and herbs. It has gained international interest during the coronavirus pandemic amid concerns about the food supply chain. The Queensland-based…

Farmers & Chefs Takes Farm-Fresh to New Heights with Vertical Gardens

Poughkeepsie-based Farmers & Chefs likes to showcase the freshest produce of the region through its food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owner John Lekic has recently taken to growing his own vegetables and herbs using a shipping…