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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Sakata Seed America Increases Food Donations to Yolo Food Bank

Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America, through its Woodland Innovation Center, significantly increased the volume of fresh produce donations to the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, CA. “Sakata Seed has been an amazing partner,” says Aliyah Moreno, Yolo Grown Program Coordinator for the Yolo Food Bank. “We have received various types of crops such […]

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AppHarvest Announces First Harvest of Tomatoes from Flagship High-Tech Indoor Farm Shipping to Grocery Stores

The Beefsteak tomatoes are chemical pesticide-free, non-GMO and sustainably grown with 100% recycled rainwater; will first arrive in select national grocery stores this week January 19, 2021 (Morehead, Ky.)—AppHarvest, a leading AgTech company building some of the country’s largest high-tech indoor farms to grow affordable, nutritious fruits and vegetables at scale, has announced that its […]

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Penn State Extension to host FSMA produce-safety grower webinar

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training webinar is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the […]

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