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Growing up

The mayor of Jersey City announced a partnership with AeroFarms to develop the country’s first municipal vertical farming program. At 10 sites across the city, approximately 19,000 pounds of vegetables will be grown yearly. The program is part of a larger initiative by the World Economic Forum called Healthy City 2030. Jersey City is one […]

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Grow it safe: Sound agricultural practices ensure a safe and sustainable food supply

Grow it safe: Sound agricultural practices ensure a safe and sustainable food supply

Keeping the food that we grow safe as well as keeping the environment safe at the same time is a challenge. The more we use to grow the crops the more we are harming the environment. There are many bugs that have come to be because of climate change that we are trying to combat […]

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Vertical farming could bring vegetable production to urban centers

Vertical farming could bring vegetable production to urban centers

Vertical farming allows for produce growth in urban areas. Not only does this cut down on transportation costs, but gives growers a chance to farm year-round. The use of vertical farms frees up space on traditional farms, which use tons of soil, and helps re-establish biodiversity. With the use of artificial intelligence, vertical farming is […]

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Hydroponic Farming: A Hidden Solution for the Vulnerable Urban Poor
Hydroponic Farming: A Hidden Solution for the Vulnerable Urban Poor

Hydroponic farming is a revolutionary way of farming, allowing farmers to grow food without the assistance of soil and natural light. They do this by planting their crops in blocks of perlite or rockwool, and utilizing artificial lighting as opposed to natural lighting. The goal was to initial reduce the prevalence of hunger and related […]

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The road ahead for vertical farming
The road ahead for vertical farming

Experts predict that within the next 10 to 15 years, vertical farming will be the dominant form of agriculture. Given that trends within the last of 5 years indicate an exponential increase in vertical farming, this prediction seems to be accurate. Vertical farming has many advantages, such as increased global production of food, low cost, […]

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Greener Lights for Green Growers
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, a smaller growing area, and less water than traditional farming. Its lone ecological drawback is energy […]

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Farmers & Chefs Takes Farm-Fresh to New Heights with Vertical Gardens
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 container growing system bought from an Israeli company. The vertical garden is climate controlled and uses automated watering. The […]

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