Meagan Flynn for The Atlantic: They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather-but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.
Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: Infarm has developed an "indoor vertical farming" system capable of growing anything from herbs, lettuce and other vegetables, and even fruit. It then places these modular farms in a variety of customer-facing city locations
When asked about the technologies growers are looking to invest in this year, most farmers selected data and analytics; climate control systems ranked second.
Ronald Holden for Forbes: MSFT got into data-driven farming almost three years ago. "We believe that data, coupled with the farmer's knowledge and intuition about his or her farm, can help increase farm productivity, and also help reduce costs ," says a company spokesman.
Nina Sparling for Vogue: Equal parts urban farm and tech startup, their company, Smallhold, deploys hardware and software not only to grow a bounty of fungi but also to carve out alternative routes from farm to table.
Sapna Dhanwani for News XPRESS: New research shows that plants don't necessarily need the whole spectrum of ROYGBV lights. According to scientists, pink light - a combination of red and blue wave lengths -- is all that they really need to grow.
The new 1,200 square-foot farm uses hydroponics (growing plants in a water-based nutrient solution, instead of soil) and efficient new LED lights to grow rare produce in a controlled environment, year-round.
Shelby Rogers for Interesting Engineering: Plantagon could help solve food shortages around the world and save 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from traditional farming methods.
Indoor Farms of America Brings World's First Solar Powered Vertical Aeroponic Farm, Announces More International Sales
Indoor Farms of America announces the first fully operating, 100% solar powered vertical aeroponic indoor farm in the world.
Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute: Princeton University's Vertical Farming Project began at a conference in 2016 when the topic turned to increasing the crop yield of hydroponic systems
Farming in a box is a system that uses shipping containers for the purpose of growing year-round agriculture in any environment. Farming in a box allows local food production through design and technology, facilitating anyone to grow food anyplace.
In Singapore, a country with a population of more than 5.5 million on the main island that is just 26 miles wide and 14 miles long, there is a four-story rotating greenhouse, it produces 1 ton of greens every day. Normally, Singapore imports 93% of its produce.
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