Posts tagged agriculture
How will we feed the world, if we can't even water our crops?

Global aquifer levels are becoming dangerously low, creating serious trouble for the people, farmers and countries that depend on these fresh water sources. Sustainable farming methods that are less water intensive, such as hydroponics, are becoming increasingly necessary to preserve these essential natural resources.

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CEA: A Solution to Traditional Agricultural Problems

There are many issues with our traditional agriculture system, particularly as it relates to environmental impact. Controlled environment farming methods have the potential to significantly reduce these and many other negative impacts by using less resources and growing food closer to consumers.

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Enter Sensei: a new approach to hydroponics and health

A multi-trillion dollar opportunity is emerging at the convergence of food, technology and rapidly evolving consumer behaviour. While many companies are hoping to capitalize on this new market potential, Sensei, a brand new approach to marketing a hydroponic food production company, are positioning themselves in a more sophisticated industry niche than the competition. 

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Thanks to C-LED we'll now have Italian tomatoes in winter, too

We'll soon be enjoying Italian tomatoes grown in winter--something that, until only very recently, would have been unthinkable in our latitudes. What's made it possible is the advanced technology developed by C-LED, now being supplied (for the very first time) to Fri-El GreenHouse, one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Italy located in Ostellato, in the province of Ferrara.

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Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now

Row 7 Seed Company, a new business co-founded by Dan Barber, the executive chef at Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., is working to develop, promote and sell seeds for new vegetable and grain varieties that might otherwise never find an audience.

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FARMING HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. ENTER CARBON TRAPPING.

Globally, our food system is thought to account for as much as a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, making it a huge contributor to the effects of climate change. However, there are hopes that the agriculture industry could also be a part of the solution. A paper published in Scientific Reports suggests that the planet’s farmland soil has unrealized carbon trapping potential, and could be used to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as the transport industry emits.

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