The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) and Illumitex created the 2016 Vertical Farming Award competition to promote innovation and awarded first prize to a Malaysian community project.
AVF has initiated a project to create a sustainability certification scheme for vertical farming.
Freight Farms will use the NASA funding to build a new type of indoor ag facility based on its shipping container model, while a new report concluded that food products derived from GM crops are not only safe, but beneficial for the environment.
AgFunderNews caught up with Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer, to talk about international ambitions, raising capital, and focusing on cannabis brands.
The indoor agriculture software service Agrilyst raised the round ahead of a cannabis platform rollout, while 4 M&A deals this week span ingredients, biofuel, meat products, and food e-commerce.
Green Collar Foods is raising $1.5m on AgFunder to build a flagship facility in Detroit, raise investment for new GCF locations, and further enhance its AgCloud solution.
Consumer demand for legal cannabis has fueled technological development in the indoor agriculture industry as a whole, according to a new report from Newbean Capital.
The vertical farming sector is more than just a movement; it's evolved into an industry and the conversation needs to move on, according to the Association for Vertical Farming.
AgFunderNews caught up with Philipp Saumweber, founder and CEO of Sundrop Farms, and Ken Mehlman, global head of public affairs for KKR, to discuss the 2014 investment.
Mike Betts, director of investments for AgFunder, shares his thoughts on the development of the indoor ag industry.
Vilsack's visit to Cuba with Obama, lighting indoor lunar greenhouses, winners of a water innovation accelerator, and Mars joining the GMO labeling party are all featured in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Through its subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, the Canadian vertical farming company has started selling produce in Canada under agreements with major retailers and distributors.
Ahead of speaking at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco next week, Vishal Vasishth, co-founder of Obvious Ventures, talks about the firm's approach to agtech investing.
Ahead of speaking at the Indoor Ag-Con in Las Vegas in April, Randy Mortensen tells AgFunderNews about the benefits and challenges of LED lighting for indoor agriculture.
A meaty industry-in-brief this week includes news on the GMO labeling debate, Europe's largest urban farm, the world's first expired food supermarket, people moves at DuPont, and a data collective for farmers.
Asian demand for 'clean food' amid rising pollution, food scandals and increasing discomfort around the use of pesticides, is driving the region's indoor agriculture sector, according to a new whitepaper from Newbean Capital.
We have collated 10 of the year's most-read stories for you to enjoy over the festive period while we take a short break from publishing news.
AeroFarms has plans to build 25 farms over the next five years and expand its reach across four continents, David Rosenberg, CEO, tells AgFunderNews.
BrightFarms raised the capital from a combination of venture capital firms, family offices and individual investors.
Speakers at the Indoor Ag-Con in New York on Thursday discussed some of the industry's biggest challenges as it starts to scale.