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Vertical farming: shaping the next generation food supply

noun [ U ] /ˌvɜː.tɪ.kəl ˈfɑː.mɪŋ/ US 🌱 Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimize plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics. The global vertical farming market has been steadily growing over the last few years as companies look for sustainable ways to deal with unprecedented …

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4 ways agtech startups are responding to the covid crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has created unforeseeable problems for food and agriculture startups with foodservice and retail channels disappearing almost overnight, manufacturing and food production plants shutting down and venture funding opportunities falling through one by one. In this fast-changing environment, startups are leveraging their innovative mindsets and offering solutions to new challenges we face in …

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Investment roundup of the week: now is the time to invest in foodtech

Now is the time to invest in foodtech, but why? As Covid continues to ravish the complete food supply chain its more imperative than ever to offer disruptive solutions to new challenges we face. Foodtech has always stood out as a powerful tool of value and strength as it provides new opportunities in the face …

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Why building a resilient food system is imperative amid covid19

The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that our food supply chain is highly dependent on human labour. Industries need to understand that turning digital is key for the future. Large parts of the food system have suffered labour shortages due to regulatory limitations, labour availability and health hazards for workers. This bump in the food system …

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