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What Are the Megatrends Shaping Indoor Farming?

What Are the Megatrends Shaping Indoor Farming?

The indoor agriculture marketplace is seeing accelerated changes during times of Covid-19 and concern for climate change. The need for food security is causing a lot of places to start vertical and hydroponic growing systems indoors. These systems are allowing farms to produce A-grade food without needing soil and as much water resources. The food […]

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Sustaining the future of indoor vertical farming with microgrids

Sustaining the future of indoor vertical farming with microgrids

The COVID-19 disruption has exposed supply chains to volatility rarely seen before. Indoor vertical farming promises to shorten food supply chains by bringing food production closer to consumers. It also uses far less land and water, and no pesticides. The problem with vertical farming is the huge amount of energy required to power the indoor […]

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Column: COVID fuels urban barns and rooftop farming

Column: COVID fuels urban barns and rooftop farming

San Diego has launched a new Urban Farmer Website on June 15th. City administrators predicted a new found interest in Urban farming based on Covid19. Residents in the city are being asked to shelter in place and limit grocery trips. Permits are not required to raise hens or pygmy goats and San Diego Chicken exchange […]

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Organic farming ‘more sustainable in environmental terms’
Organic farming ‘more sustainable in environmental terms’

Director General of the European Commission, Wolfgang Burtscher, has recently announced that organic farming is more feasible for the environment in the long-run. By 2030, the commission plans for 25% of all EU farmland to be organic. Not only will this help the biodiversity of the area, but it will also provide consumers with healthier […]

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Farmers must take control of the climate change debate
Farmers must take control of the climate change debate

If farmers don’t take control of the climate change debate, they will get pushed around. This is why former NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller is taking on the joint chairmanship of Farming for 1.5 Degrees. Based in Edinburgh, the group has 10 farmers, scientists and environmentalists as members. As a livestock farmer and a qualified […]

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Quality improvement of melons in hydroponic system
Quality improvement of melons in hydroponic system

Typical procedure for fertilizing melons in a hydroponics bay was to just dump it all in(and thereby over fertilize). Now, experimenters are realizing that different kinds of nutrients affect the melons in different ways. One nutrient set affected how thick the rind was and how dense the fruit was. Another nutrient set affected the taste […]

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New guide to running “sustainable” food businesses
New guide to running “sustainable” food businesses

A new guide called “Food that doesn’t cost the earth” by the LWARB’s Advance London team and the Sustainable Restaurant Association aims to reduce negative climate change. These tips outlined in the guide will help food establishments to affect their bottom line more efficiently. The 7 key areas in this guide can help any restaurant […]

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