Vertical farming

An interview with iFarm: turning the general consumer into a city farmer

Today’s agricultural models have definitely shown their limits and put a hard strain on the environment and biodiversity. With an increasingly growing population the food industry is constantly in need of new, sustainable solutions. Thats where vertical farming comes in, a possible solution and part of the “urban ag” spectrum, which could help reduce pollution …

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5 foodtech trends driving consumers towards connected kitchens

Nowadays, the kitchen is no longer just a workspace but is developing more and more into the primary center of life for users and thus the center of the (smart) home. In our latest post we decided to take a look at the foodtech startups leading the new household revolution: the connected kitchen.  Smart fridges …

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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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Building a more resilient ecosystem: farming as the new foodtech revolution

In just a few years a renowned low-tech, simple industry such as farming could open us up to new innovations in the global food supply chain. Its impossible to ignore the effects that the pandemic has had on the food industry. Bloomberg reported that “France expects some 200,000 workers will fail to show up this year. …

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