Eat This to Beat Disease – Mental Health

Can eating healthy brain food from plants grown in CEA improve mental health? “The part can never be well until the whole is well” – Plato In a new series we discuss healthy foods from the aspect of people who are already suffering from an illness. A diagnosis is likely a time in your life […]

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Can vertical farming be a viable method of controlled environment production?

Austin Webb, co-founder and CEO at Fifth Season, said even though significant dollars have been invested in vertical farming, much of it has been wasted. Photos courtesy of Fifth Season Fifth Season is using its fully-integrated, automated operating system to crack the economics code for vertical farming with the potential to integrate with greenhouse operations. […]

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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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International series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’

Last session on 2 March emphasizes the importance of resilience  To mark the Year of Plant Health, Koppert Biological Systems initiated the webinar series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’ in December last year to highlight the importance of plant health and how it is linked to human health. In this inspiring series, keynote speakers […]

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Why growing healthy food is good for farmers

We have become accustomed to seeing rows of lettuce neatly lined up when it comes to controlled environment agriculture. There is no doubt this gives farmers control in their production where they can calculate growth versus yield and ultimately known profit margins. Lettuce and leafy green production is also an easy way for new growers […]

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Bowery Farming launches new product category, Farmer’s Selection, with release of mustard frills

These hearty greens with a tingly start and a fiery finish are the first release in Bowery’s new line of rotating, small-batch, wildly flavorful greens curated by Bowery’s R&D team NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 14, 2021) — Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the U.S., unveils a new “Farmer’s Selection” product category, a […]

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Koppert Biological Systems webinar series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to Survive’

New session on February 2nd puts the spotlight on soil health To mark the Year of Plant Health, Koppert Biological Systems initiated the webinar series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’ in December to highlight the importance of plant health and how it is linked to human health. Inspiring In this series, keynote speakers shine […]

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Disinfection of sesame seed

Most sesame seeds are produced in tropical countries, such as India and Uganda. A large portion of those sesame seeds is consumed in countries with strict hygiene standards, such as Germany and US. So, global players in the sesame seed business are continually looking for ways to improve their product in terms of hygiene. Damian […]

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Discovering Gaps in Food Safety Practices of Small Texas Farms

Survey Identifies Key Areas for Future Food Safety Training PRESS RELEASE – A survey of small farmers in Texas identifies a significant gap in food safety protocols and resources, increasing the risk of produce contamination and foodborne illness. Very few small growers –  most of whom are not required to follow federal food safety guidelines –  […]

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Tips on managing disease in your hydroponic system

Understanding the 3 options to manage root born disease issues. Fortunately and unfortunately there are so many ways to manage pathogens in a hydroponic nutrient solution. Having options is great but these options can be difficult to navigate for new growers. Hopefully this overview comparing three popular management styles makes it easier to understand the […]

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Spread food against hate

Spreading Food Against Hate

He uses the power of art to erase every taste of hate from his city walls, in the hope of educating cities and citizens to respect. Why food? In Italy food is tradition, culture and pride. Most of all, food is spending time together: food is who they are, sharing and happiness. Cibo is spreading […]

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TUBERS – ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’

By Janet Colston The potato was first domesticated in Peru and Bolivia between 8000 and 5000BC [1]. Andean farmers found they grew well in higher altitudes around the lakes of Titicaca where the ancestors of the Inca settled [2]. Rich in starch, potatoes contain higher vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, and more […]

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Hemplet Farms propagation study

 Field Success Rates for Hemp Seedlings and Clones By Hemplet Farms  Hemplet Farms is a high-tech propagation company and is constantly conducting research to perfect our propagation capabilities to produce quality starter plants for farmers to stock their fields. Hemplet Farms conducted an internal study to measure the field success rate of seedlings and clones […]

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Ancient Medicinal Qualities of Raspberries and Blackberries

By Janet Colston, PhD Raspberries and blackberries are among the fastest growing fruit categories in the U.S. in the last 5 years according to analysts at RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness [1]. These are a great choice for people who want a different texture from strawberries or blueberries but still want to eat berries high in […]

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