Gene research on brassicas provides potential for making better crops

Scientists have used gene technology to understand more about the make-up of the evolution of brassicas – paving the way for bigger and more climate resilient yields from this group of crops that have been grown for thousands of years. The research led to scientists being able to develop an adaptable…

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Improving food security in Kenya with vertical gardens and education

Maureen Muketha is the founder of Tule Vyema, a community organization based inNairobi, Kenya that works to eliminate malnutrition through education and training. Maureen is a nutritionist who is passionate about achieving Sustainable Development Goal #2. She is also a youth member of the UN Food System…

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Certhon wraps up 7th raspberry trial successfully

“Raspberry isn’t the first crop that comes to mind when figuring out which crops to grow indoors,” Andrea Huegler, R&D Engineer and Agronomist at Certhon said. “However, we accepted the challenge and decided to go for it as there are a lot of benefits to growing it in a controlled environment.” After…

You are what you eat

These fruits and vegetables have a medicinal effect on specific organs or parts of your body. Draw your own conclusion. Click to enlarge

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Study on production and quality of Brazilian leafy vegetable in hydroponics

Jambu is a leafy vegetable from the northern region of Brazil and its cultivation in the soil has considerably reduced its production, due to pests and diseases. Based on this, the objective of this study was to evaluate the growth, yield, and postharvest quality of hydroponic jambu plants in response to…

Soybean biostimulant used to boost indoor crops

Two years ago, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University celebrated 25 years of a jointly sponsored competition that produces potential new uses of soybeans each year. The Student Soybean Innovation Competition continues, and although a public, live ceremony recognizing students and unveiling…

How much time do we spend eating and drinking?

As can be seen below, the differences per country are significant. French people set the record, spending 2 hours and 11 minutes on their food and drink. The Belgians come 12th with 1 hour and 32 minutes and the Dutch have gained the last position with only 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Using a tower garden to teach life lessons

From classrooms to college campuses, there are more than 7,500 Tower Gardens being used by teachers in the United States alone. In fact, Tower Gardens can be found in schools in 49 out of 50 states. Each year, more teachers and parents are turning to Tower Garden to support the educational journeys of…

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Dubai's new Food Tech Valley aims to triple food production

Dubai will soon be home to an integrated modern city that will become a hub for future clean tech-based food and agricultural products and an incubator for researchers, entrepreneurs, startups, and industry experts involved in developing solutions that have the potential to shape the future of the food…

Hydroponic farm gives job opportunities to adults with autism and training to teens

REED Next is a nonprofit that provides assistance to adults on the autism spectrum. One of its latest initiatives is Greens Do Good, a vertical hydroponic farm in Hackensack that provides employment. Read the complete article at www.njspotlight.com.

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Arkansas agricultural experiment station and 80 Acres Farms enter research agreement

Vertical farming business 80 Acres Farms has entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station to advance the science of vertical farming. Scientists with the experiment station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture,…

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US (NE): Beyond School Bells launches youth-focused container farm

A 40-foot-long shipping container in the parking lot of The Bay will soon be filled with a whole lot of green. In partnership with Beyond School Bells, The Bay is launching The Greenery, a self-contained hydroponic farm housed in a repurposed shipping container. Members of Beyond School Bells and The Bay…

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Kentucky high school starts vertical growing program

Some Central Kentucky high school students will soon be able to help grow food not only for themselves but the entire region. On Thursday, officials with Morehead-based AppHarvest announced the expansion of their container farm program to Madison County High School in Richmond. Gov. Andy Beshear, who…

Vertical grower awarded funding to advance Singapore's food sustainability

An industry team led by AgTech specialist Liberty Produce has won Innovate UK funding to develop innovative hybrid farming and greenhouse technologies to work towards Singapore’s food security and net-zero goals. The award will see Liberty Produce jointly lead the Hybrid Advanced Research Vertical…

Broomfield girl finalist in contest with essay on aeroponics in space

Last summer, Aanshi Shah and her family got a telescope. Aanshi, eager to learn what all she could see with it, constantly browsed the NASA website. The Future Engineers…

The transformative effects that indoor farming can have on air, water, and soil

Indoor farming is a relatively new method of growing vegetables and other plants under controlled environmental conditions. These farm systems are variously referred to as…

Evolve.Ag educates on innovative food technologies

Helping people understand where their food comes from

“It is often said that vertical farming can’t be cost-effective, let alone profitable. But I think that when you look at the complete picture, with all the research and development that is going on, the picture changes completely,” says Wendy Yared with Evolve.Ag. “Fifteen years ago I was already…

Scientists granted $600K to help solve food insecurity through urban micro-farms

Virginia State University has received a $600,000 grant to explore micro-farms as a potential solution to food deserts in urban neighborhoods. The USDA National Institute of…

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says Her Excellency during the 'Enhancing food security in the UAE' webinar

"There’s still a lot to do before we transform our food systems together"

“The past months have been an experience with many lessons learned,” said Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security at the UAE, during the Agritech – Enhancing food security in the UAE, today. While Her Excellency addressed the keynotes of the webinar,…

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Finland: College grows strawberries indoors

At the Kainuu Vocational College in Finland, strawberries are cultivated under LED lights in the school's warehouse. Kari Komulainen, CEO of Peuraniemen Taimitarha gives a farm tour. Ever since 1996, Peuraniemen Nursery is producing certified strawberry seedlings. In 2002 the company expanded into…

High school students learning high-tech plant growing techniques

Bishop Walsh School is teaching students through hands-on experience about the efficient ways plants can be grown. The school recently acquired a ZipGrow Tower through federal…

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US (VA): Brooke Point High School installs Babylon vertical garden

High School students participating in the Culinary Arts, Business, IT, and IB Environmental Science programs at Brooke Point high school (BPHS) in Stafford are taking gardening to a whole new level, vertically. The school has partnered with Babylon Micro-Farms, Inc, to install a 15 square foot,…

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Students set up hydroponic system in school lab

US (VA): Senior project brings daily salads for school lunches

Two Upper School Seniors at the Hampton Roads Academy (HRA) constructed a hydroponic unit for the school's hydroponics lab. About a year ago two students, Ava and Cooper, were asked to construct a new hydroponics unit for the school. They immediately agreed to work on the project, with their first task…


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