Posts tagged local food
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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From roof to table: How 'data nerds' are transforming Quebec's produce markets

A decade ago, Mohamed Hage and Lauren Rathmell set out to change the way Montrealers get their fresh produce. Their company, Lufa Farms, has so far opened 3 rooftop greenhouses, currently employing 200 people and offering fresh, locally grown produce directly to thousands of customers in Montreal and beyond.

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Paris to turn a third of its green space into urban farms

Urban farming has been flourishing in Paris, especially since the city's mayor, Anne Hidalgo, declared her intention to make Paris a greener city. The Paris government launched Parisculteurs, a project which aims to cover the city's rooftops and walls with 100 hectares (247 acres) of vegetation by 2020. One third of the green space, according to its plan, should be dedicated to urban farming.

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Atlanta civic leader to launch urban farm and restaurant

Chuck Meadows, former executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, is launching his own farm and restaurant that will honor his great, great uncle, who was an accomplished Georgia farmer. Meadows is opening Jim Adams Farm & Table in Bolton Village, a development in Atlanta’s emerging Upper Westside.

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Ikea has debuted an indoor farm that grows greens 3 times as fast as in a garden

Ikea is known for its flat-pack kitchen tables, islands, and cabinets.Now the home-furnishings retailer is experimenting with a product that would allow it to harvest salad greens in-store. Space10, Ikea's innovation lab, has designed a prototype of a mini-farm that can grow greens and herbs indoors.

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