Are high-quality hops the new strawberries of vertical farming?

“When growing hops hydroponically, it is difficult to be competitive on price. Today we are not competitive on price because we are not comparing the “fully loaded” price of outdoor hops… If you add the costs associated with the pesticides used, excessive fertilizers in underground water, heavy…

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Insect and hydroponic farming: An innovative solution for Africa’s food security crisis in fragile and conflict countries

About 1 to 2 billion people globally consume insects, including in Africa. Insects are more environmentally sustainable than other animal proteins and more nutritious than soybean protein. But currently, insects are mainly collected in the wild, posing potential dangers. Insects foraged in the wild could…

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With food waste and insects, Bengaluru biotech startup develops alternative protein

Almost every minute of Ankit Alok Bagaria and Abhi Gawri’s leisure time at IIT-Roorkee went into understanding how food waste can be valuable. Their enthusiasm, driven by their interest in social entrepreneurship, had developed after they were introduced to the concept of ‘upcycling’ during one of their…

Will insects be the new ingredient in your animal feed?

Founded in 2016, the Paris-based company raises black soldier fly larvae with vertical farming technologies to produce natural, high-performing, and sustainable nutrients for animal feed. “The ultimate challenge we’re trying to tackle is feeding a growing population a healthy, nutritious, and affordable…

Skincare brand launched that is 100% powered by vertical farms

Shiseido, an international Japanese skincare brand, launched Ulé, its first brand developed in Europe. The prestige, conscious skincare line, starting with eight products, is the brainchild of Lindsay Azpitarte, vice president, new brand development EMEA, at the Japanese beauty giant.  "After seven years in…

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French insect farm opens mealworm farm to enter chicken feed market

Jord Producers, Nebraska-based, has been incorporated into Ÿnsect's production portfolio, signifying the global leader's entry into North American mealworm production. The move comes off the back of Ÿnsect's introduction to the US market in November 2021. With the vertical insect farm in France, Ÿnsect…

Microalgae is nature’s ‘green gold’: pioneering project to feed the world

The projected growth of the planet’s population over the next half-century means global food production is expected to increase by at least 50%. We are also all being encouraged to reduce consumption of meat protein to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation. New sources of protein are…

Creating opportunities for the vertical farming industry

UCS partners with biotech to manufacture proteins

"This partnership is a stepping stone to elevate the industry to new heights. In that, we are now seeing the evolution of indoor farming from a solution that was used only to produce food, to one that is being used to produce a new type of food by becoming the carrier of the end-product," says Maarten…


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