AR may be the latest craze for the visual entertainment industry, but it is also has a very promising future for plant cultivation.Read More
Agriculture is still fighting a stigma of being “behind the times”, and this sentiment remains true for diversity within the ag-tech and ag-investment communities. Steps are being taken to address this issue, including this open-sourced list of female leaders in agtech, but more effort is undoubtedly needed.Read More
Indoor-grown produce is available in more than 20 supermarket chains nationwide. But despite massive investment, questions remain about efficiency and costs.Read More
The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year on growing racks that reach just over 3 storeys in height.Read More
The month-long startup program is focused on combating food loss across the food chain and will provide startups with exclusive access to Maersk leaders across departments as well as the company’s network of suppliers and partners to help validate their technologies.Read More
A team of molecular biologists wants you to forget about strawberries and, instead, take “cell jam” for a whirl. In the dead of winter, fresh fruit can be expensive, with soft fruits like berries coming to the United States from Central and South America—sometimes even being flown in. But what if you could grow your own fruit right at home, getting the health benefits of impossible-to-cultivate berries or out-of-season favorites without having to eat pricy imported produce or take supplements?
Construction should begin this spring on Clearwater Organic Farms, a large hydroponic greenhouse in Rochester, NY where organic leafy greens will be grown year-round. The 475,000-square-foot greenhouse will sit on 13 acres at the Eastman Business Park, an industrial site built to supply Kodak's film products. The Park, and ensuing greenhouse, are part of a wider effort to revitalize areas of New York State.Read More
Enrich Gardening, an Atlanta based startup, recently began selling what they say is “the world’s smallest & smartest garden.” The small and easy-to-use grow kits are designed to empower everyone to enjoy growing food within their own homes. Enrich has also developed a mobile app which acts as a companion to the grow kits. On the front of every kit there is a QR code that can be scanned by the app. The app will load that very plant into a virtual garden and begin sending you reminders on when and how much to water.Read More
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.
Amazon has a new frontier it’s looking to tackle: your garden. The tech company recently received a patent for a new service that would let users upload photos of their vegetable gardens and get recommendations ranging from recipes to gardening tools.Read More
In a first of it’s kind study at UC Santa Cruz, tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that “smart” greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.Read More