Posts tagged urban farming
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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How "Plant" Is Designing The Future Of Food And Education

Now a “reformed capitalist” after many years at Bank of America, Karim Giscombe and his team have launched two new platforms to impact the intersection of food and society. One is Plant, a service provider operating high-tech greenhouses, and the other, Plant4Tomorrow, is a nonprofit research and development initiative that aims to partner with school districts and educational institutions.

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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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Bridging the gap between Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture

A conversation with Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture Consulting, about the future of urban agriculture and our cities. Henry will be teaching the Specialization Track ‘Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture’ together with Maeva Dang, on July 23 at the Thought for Food Academy Summit in Brazil.

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Karen Washington: It’s Not a Food Desert, It’s Food Apartheid

Urban farming’s “de facto godmother”, Karen Washington, has been a leader in the battle for food justice for three decades. In this interview, Karen discusses the deeply rooted issues that currently plague urban food systems, and she explains why reframing ‘food deserts’ as ‘food apartheid’ is so important to the end goal of creating equitable and lasting solutions.

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Osram acquires Fluence, one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart grow lighting

OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company based in Munich, is acquiring U.S. horticulture lighting company Fluence Bioengineering, based in Austin, TX. In our exclusive interview with OSRAM Innovation Manager Timo Bongartz, Timo explains this recent move and how it will help both companies better serve their customers.

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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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