KRISPR: a movement for better agriculture in the UAE

Krispr wanted to change food production by moving their farms from far and away, to the cities where their produce is eaten — using less land. Krispr's indoor vertical farm cultivates nutritious, fresh, beyond organic produce — all year round. The hyperlocal farm-to-table produce can be delivered to…

Bever Innovations:

"Technical optimizations offer even wider deployment and greater usability"

Bever Innovations introduces its updated 7-layer Leaf Carrier. "This grow cart incorporates a number of new and very interesting technical features, which make the cart even more user-friendly and more widely applicable," the team says. The water-resistance of the bottom side has been increased to IP65,…

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Maui Greens:

US (HI): $17 million financing to expand systems and new retail brand locally

Agriculture technology company Maui Greens is launching a new retail brand, Colors Living Produce, a unique line of organic leafy greens individually planted, grown, shipped and sold while still growing in soil. The Kahului-based Maui Greens also is closing on $17 million in financing to scale production…

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Nabat farms:

Introducing Cairo to new lettuce flavors

A hydroponic farm in Cairo farming lettuce and a range of leafy greens, Nabat Farm is the definition of farm-to-table, integrating all of their own locally-grown vegetables into their menu. Their offerings are simple yet vibrant and teeming with a medley of flavors. Their salads all have quirky names…

Health benefits of plants researched in UK plant factory

Scientists from the University of Plymouth are working alongside Cornish firm Trelonk Molecular Wellbeing to explore the many and varied potential health benefits of plants. Trelonk has recently unveiled a £1million scientific facility at its site in rural Cornwall, marking the next stage of the…

Light Science Technologies launches new LED lighting range

90% recyclable design enables growers to simply upgrade and replace

Light Science Technologies (LST) has launched nurturGROW to the market, its new sustainable grow lighting product range, offering an innovative solution for indoor farming, covering greenhouses, vertical farming, polytunnels, and medicinal plants. Created with four core component parts, the…

CEA Food Safety Coalition:

“As we demystify the growing process, we can show consumers why indoor farming makes sense”

“The Food and Drug Administration has released new thinking on traceability requirements in food and I think it’s a scenario where indoor farms can be an example. With indoor farms, we can track everything that has ever touched a plant,” says Marni Karlin, executive director of the CEA Food Safety…

Home compostable and recyclable sleeve packaging now on retail shelves

CKF, Inc.’s Earthcycle brand of home compostable and recyclable packaging has expanded its range of sustainable options for its customers to encase their fresh produce by commercializing paper sleeves. New programs with Earthcycle packaging will appear on retail shelves as early as this month.    CKF designed, tested and…

New Jersey News Network

EU startups seek to make bugs tasty

Tiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil, and something a bit more unusual, ground acheta domesticus, better known as cricket powder. Di Costanzo is an edible insect entrepreneur who holds cricket and mealworm cooking classes…

UNS Farms

UNS Farms debuts new packaging at Carrefour UAE

UNS Farms, a Dubai-based vertical farm producer, recently announced that its produce is available in Carrefour UAE. Among other fresh produce available in Carrefour, UNS currently supplies its Gourmet Mix, Signature Mix, Healthy Mix, Spicy Mix and Crunchy Lettuce to the supermarket chain.  The company said thanks…

AeroFarms expands its leafy greens product assortment

"Microgreens are more than just garnish"

AeroFarms announced that it is expanding its line of leafy greens to include 5 new items: Baby Bok Choy-The New SpinachTM, Micro Arugula, Micro Broccoli, Micro Kale, and Micro Rainbow Mix. "There has been increased consumer interest in Asian greens and Future Fusebiquity – as outlined in Datassential’s…

Planet Farms introduces its product packaging

Italy: Introducing FSC paper bags for vertically grown produce

Ready-to-eat salads and basil produced by Planet Farms in the site of Cavenago, just outside Milan have arrived in the fruit and vegetable department of many supermarkets in Lombardy. Founded and managed by Luca Travaglini and Daniele Benatoff, the startup Planet Farms is a large and advanced vertical…

Grodan:

Plugs are a key factor in the success of smart indoor gardens

Finland-based Plantui produces smart indoor gardens for sale to consumers. The company has doubled its sales volumes over the past year, driven by a number of macro trends including sustainability, food safety, local sourcing, healthy eating and home cooking. Besides the innovative LED technology and…


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