We are all somewhere on a Spectrum

The role of light and spectrum on plant growth and metabolite production in CEA We know light exerts a powerful influence on plant growth. These effects can range anywhere from seed germination to leaf expansion and from flowering to fruiting. But, did you know it’s not only plants that benefit from changes caused by light? […]

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Business Insider visits AppHarvest and talks advanced tech for agriculture

One Of The World’s Largest Indoor Farms Is Using Advanced Tech To Build A More Resilient Food System Business Insider — AppHarvest is exploring the future of indoor farming and agriculture technology by using up to 90% less water, human-assisting AI, and the power of the sun for reliable food growth. Alongside local education efforts, […]

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BBC “Follow the Food” series explore The Fight to Feed Humanity

From conflict to climate change, our food is under pressure like never before. Amanda Little meets farmers on three continents trying to rise to the challenge. Farmers try to increase yield and do so sustainably as the world population increases. Watch more of the series from BBC:https://www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/follow-the-food-a-new-world?vpid=p0d9xnpz

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The world remains dangerously unprepared to meet skyrocketing food prices and hunger

The 2022 Global Food Security Index shows that the food system has been weakening over the years due to an increasingly volatile world Affordability scores have dropped dramatically on a global scale Climate change continues to threaten food security from multiple fronts European economies remain the most food secure London, United Kingdom —The 11th edition […]

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FFAR Grant Advances Equitable Food Access

CLEVELAND (September 15, 2022) –There are many initiatives that work to address nutrition inequality; however, these programs are often not coordinated with other aspects of the local food system. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding an additional $1 million grant to Case Western Reserve University to build upon a 2018 Tipping Points grant by assessing efforts to […]

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Big Tex Urban Farms donates 1 million servings

A Million Servings Donated! Big Tex Urban Farms Reaches a Milestone

Announced in 2018, the million servings mission committed the State Fair of Texas and its signature program, Big Tex Urban Farms to grow and donate one million servings to the local community. In less than four years, the State Fair of Texas has made that goal a reality – donating 1,000,000 servings of fresh produce […]

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The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research Annual Call for Reviewers

Your expertise and technical knowledge are critical to the mission of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to build unique partnerships that advance innovative research to address challenges in agricultural sustainability and food supply.  We are recruiting external peer reviewers for our 2022 grant programs, including the New Innovator Award in Food and Agriculture Research […]

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Plants grown in controlled environments can give newly diagnosed cancer patients more locally available fresh options

Plants grown in controlled environments can give newly diagnosed cancer patients more locally available fresh options Editor’s Note:  Urban Ag News fully understands that many of these crops are not currently grown in greenhouses, hoop houses, high tunnels or vertical farms.  But, that is not as important as the fact that they could be if […]

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Team ‘Koala’ winner of first phase Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

During the Online Challenge 46 teams from 24 countries grew virtual lettuce with the help of artificial intelligence, and evaluated images of lettuce in different growth stages. The U.S.-based team ‘Koala’ has won the Online Challenge, the first phase of the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, organized by Wageningen University & Research […]

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Village Farms sponsors produce for kids

PUBLIX CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF FEEDING AMERICA Village Farms is pleased to take part once again in the annual effort with Produce for Kids, and its valued retail partner Publix, in support of Feeding America.  Feeding America is the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, that helps 1 in 7 Americans and provides 4.3 billion meals annually […]

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CubicFarms Appoints Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Food Production Technology

Press Release – CubicFarm® Systems Corp. (TSXV:CUB) (“CubicFarms” or the “Company”), a local chain agricultural technology company, today announced the appointment of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to guide and advise CubicFarms. The SAB is comprised of top experts in the fields of agriculture and technology. The SAB is primarily responsible for making recommendations to the […]

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Purple sweet potato

By beotanics.com Due to their high levels of nutrients and minerals along with their resistant nature, sweet potatoes have become a crop of great importance globally. With 95% of sweet potato cultivation occurring in developing countries. It is evident from known research that this crop is considered to be a true ‘superfood’, and is often […]

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Study Finds Technology, Investments Key to Improving Post-Pandemic Food Supply Chain

INDIANAPOLIS – AgriNovus Indiana, a non-profit initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, released a new study today that found aggregate losses from the global pandemic cost Indiana food producers an estimated $500 million and highlighted a food chain going through disruption and evolution at the same time. Developed in partnership with researchers at Purdue University and […]

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Could controlled environment agriculture change the face of American farming?

Ramel Bradley thinks so. The community director at AppHarvest is talking to students and communities across the country about the benefits of locally-grown food and the agtech used to produce it. [Photo above: Ramel with students and faculty from Breathitt High School in Jackson, Ky. on Jan. 15 at the opening of the school’s new […]

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