Rehabilitation via vertical farming trialled for the first time in UK prisons

For the first time in the UK, vertical farming will be trialled in a prison setting as part of a strategy to aid rehabilitation by empowering prisoners and helping them develop new skills to reintegrate back into society.

Six Key Factors Driving Consumer-Mandated Supply Chain Transparency

With consumers increasing the need for food supply chain transparency, we dive into six key factors driving these demands.

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success, Says IDTechEx

While growing crops in the center of a city may seem ideal, the reality is that this may be counterproductive. Obtaining and maintaining such a location is expensive and can contribute significantly to the operating expenditure of a vertical farm.

The Tale of Two Cold-Storage Warehouses: Automating Aurora Organic Dairy

How a leading dairy producer used Westfalia AS/RS to streamline processes in two locations, helping deliver a higher quality product to its customers.

INFARM STARTS OPERATING ONE OF EUROPE'S LARGEST VERTICAL FARMING FACILITIES IN BEDFORD. POTENTIAL TO SERVE 90% OF THE UK POPULATION

This is Infarm's first high-capacity Growing Centre in the UK, the facility measures 10,000 sqm and can feature up to 40 Infarm cloud-connected farming units, each standing 10 metres high. Each unit can grow more than 500,000 plants per year.

FlexFarming Tackles Industry Challenges With Its Indoor Vertical Farm To Grow Strawberries

The facility has produced its first crop of Class 1 strawberries, with the quality being verified by their customer, a large UK supermarket. It is setting out to grow and supply quality British strawberries to the mainstream UK market all year round.

Is the Future Tomato Red?

At one time solely being known as the jewel in the summer salad, the role of the tomato has now evolved into something much bigger - potentially game-changing, in fact. Could it be about to solve the global food crisis? At least, one greenhouse in Holland thinks so.

Avoid These Five Mistakes When Choosing Food-grade Conveyors, Says Ultimation Industries

Unlike regular industrial conveyors, food and washdown material handling solutions must be constructed of sanitary and hygienic materials to meet rigorous safety standards and must be easy to clean, maintain and inspect.

21 Acres -- Extreme precipitation threatens food security and drives up local food costs

Over the past decade, small local farms have been adjusting to increasing heat by switching out tried-and-true seed varietals for more heat-hardy varieties. By contrast, spring of 2022 has been unusually cold and wet-Seattle is experiencing its coldest spring since 1955.

Enhancing Climate Adaptation and Resilience in South Asia

Climate risks can directly affect crop production by reducing agricultural yields for some crops, increasing production volatility, and destabilising farmer incomes. On the one hand, oversupply could result in farmers receiving lower profits.

Racking for Vertical Farming Saves Spatial Requirements for Harbor Farmz

Originally, Ward estimated that he would need a facility with around 90,000 square feet, but with the right vertical racking he was able to cut his spatial requirements by nearly two-thirds.

Could the Energy Crisis Power a Renewable Future for the Indoor Farming Industry?

Price instability has sent shock-waves through the CEA community, with a few even questioning its viability. But we don't think this is the end, far from it. This could be the driving force for changes akin those seen after the 1970's twin oil shocks.

What Is the Future of UK Vertical Farming?

With so many variables and Mother Nature becoming more unpredictable, our horticultural experts continue to field an increasing number of enquiries for controlled growing environments.

How Technology Can Bolster Farm Resilience to Shifting Temperatures

Maintaining abundant crop yields can effectively shrink society's starvation rate. Targeting greenhouse gas emissions and adverse field effects can increase global food security.

Modernizing Livestock Transportation: Evaluating 7 Innovations

Transporting livestock is often more complicated than it first appears. Any unnecessary stress, movement or discomfort can jeopardize the animals' health, even resulting in death. Thankfully, innovative technology can help keep livestock safe and comfortable.

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