Posts tagged indoor farming
Can High-Tech Indoor Agriculture Transform Local Food?

New York City is a global leader for indoor agriculture, with farms such as Farm.One, Smallhold and Gotham Greens punctuating the concrete jungle with their innovative farming systems. But as the industry continues to grow, one central point remains unclear: Are New York’s indoor farms destined to only cater to elite clients, or can they help realize a new local food future?

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Startup is using heat generated from Bitcoin mining to grow food and fish

The hype surrounding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is fuelling speculation and a potential bubble that might burst around these decentralized digital currencies. But one of the biggest issues might not be a future crash, but the very real and immediate problem of how much electricity it takes to produce new units of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Canada-based entrepreneur Bruce Hardy, is using the massive amounts of heat generated by the computers that mine Bitcoin to provide warmth for food plants growing under the same roof. 

 

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Survey Says That Shipping Container Farms are Most 'Overhyped' Technology

The data mavens at Agrilyst have done it again! The 2017 State of Indoor Farming Report provides insight from 150 indoor farmers about their operations, priorities, and even their perspectives on various technologies. Be sure to read the whole report to gain insight on what's working and what's not when it comes to indoor farming. 

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COUNTER INTUITIVE THINKING: USING INDOOR AGRICULTURE TO HELP REDUCE ATMOSPHERIC CARBON

All farming has a carbon footprint. While indoor agriculture uses a lot of electricity for artificial lighting and climate control, urban farmers are quick to point out all the food miles and on-farm emissions that most fresh produce is responsible for. The current line of thinking is therefore: who emits less? But there is another side to the debate that is rarely discussed. What about all of that carbon that could be recaptured if we let nature take back over those crop fields?

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PARIS HAS A NEW UNDERGROUND – A MASSIVE FARM FOR MUSHROOMS AND VEGGIES

La Caverne is a unique urban farm that grows mushrooms, herbs and greens beneath the streets of Paris. Located in La Chapelle neighborhood in north-central Paris, La Caverne is owned and operated by Cycloponics, a Paris-based indoor farming start-up that has focused on growing sustainable, local food and boosting local economies. 

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THE SEARCH FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ENCHANTING GREENHOUSES

Magnus Edmondson and India Hobson’s greenhouse quest began in Oxford, England, at the Botanic Garden, on a Sunday morning. “We were the only people there, and it was so incredibly quiet,” they write. The only sounds were “gasps of wonderment” and the “occasional sigh.” From there, Edmondson and Hobson, photographers based in Sheffield, were hooked. They began what they call “a self-initiated Greenhouse Tour of the World”—they find, explore, and photograph greenhouses, potting sheds, polytunnels, conservatories, and other indoor spaces made by humans, for plants.

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