Category: Novel Farming Systems

Inside Insect Farming: Former CEO Reveals Tactics & Trends

“I had a front-row seat to the buzz – and the reality. It’s easy to criticize this industry, and the entrepreneurs who drive it forward, for being full of hype. In many cases, that is true; but it’s part of a more complicated reality,” writes Sean McDonald.

The Economics of Local Vertical and Greenhouse Farming Are Getting Competitive

The cost of farming indoors has always been a big question mark around the impactfulness of this farming method on the overall food system; if it’s too expensive, it won’t be scalable. But Peter Tasgal’s research argues that vertical and greenhouse farms are getting competitive with their outdoor peers.

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These London Vegetables Can Survive A Bomb Blast

Two urban farmer-founders have been using a Second World War air-raid shelter as their first controlled environment agriculture site for their London-based agtech startup Growing Underground.

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What is the Future of Container Farming?

Growing in retrofit shipping containers has received significant buzz over the past five to 10 years as produce is grown hyper-locally on a small footprint. But how viable is this form of growing in the long term?

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