Meeting regulatory compliance standards is only half the battle. Once your operation becomes compliant, you also have to stay compliant.
The last decade has brought about unprecedented changes in how we define product safety, business success, equity investment, and health & wellness. For some, change is coming too fast, and for others, not fast enough. For farmers, it's especially challenging.
Freight Farms has 16 Questions with Aaron & Thomas of Hammock Greens. "We've become known for a few things. I think my personal favorite is Sorrel, specifically red-veined sorrel which has the most vibrant red color. Chefs go nuts for it!"
What Spread is focused on is fully integrated solutions on a large scale and then also adding key technologies to make the business more profitable - so adding lots of automation, sensors and data collection points.
The program is made up of 7 Deep Dive Week sessions, each of which has a specific focus designed to take the startups through the various stages of business development to make them investment-ready.
In a co-manufacturing facility brands are able to scale and launch more effectively through the use of pooled resources on one vertically integrated facility that can meet all of their business needs.
The agricultural drones market is projected to grow at nearly 40% in the coming years to reach a value of USD 4.8 billion by 2024.
Too many growers don't have Standard Operating Procedures in place for even the most recognized audits to come out of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) - GAP, HACCP and SQF among them.
The way we grow is changing and so are the tools we need to be successful. Here are a few recommendations from some of the farms that I've seen are doing it right.
Europe is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the next five years, with numerous ongoing developments and a large number of small and large vertical farms already operating in the region.
If you're a grower, you know how difficult it is to compete in this low margin, high risk business. It doesn't matter what you grow or how you grow it, all crop production is vulnerable.
Technological advancements focused on sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous robots, and drones, when integrated with mechanized equipment, provide applications in various agricultural practices.
The discussions at the summit helped us see where we could make the greatest impact. Sustainable agriculture came out of that conversation. We refer to it as the food, energy, water nexus.
While there may not be as many people trying to 'build their own' as in 2017, the heavy investment in AgTech is sparking a round of products and inventions that will never be viable because they lack a vision and connection to the farmer from day one.
For agricultural and biological engineers this new industrial era vindicates what we have been pursuing all along, and it shines a spotlight on our role in addressing one of humanity's grand challenges: designing resilient and sustainable food systems for the planet.
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Artificial intelligence can be used, for example, to classify fruit varieties or to identify damaged parts (e.g. apples with marks or colour deviations). To cover all possible variances with classical image processing would be very time-consuming and costly. AI is able to solve these challenges in no time at all. With IDS NXT ocean, there is now a user-friendly complete solution for industrial applications available. It requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming.