Will Closed Ecological Systems Save the Planet?

In a closed ecological system, the maintenance of life happens through complete re-use of available material by means of cycles. Exhaled carbon dioxide and other waste matter is renewed chemically or by photosynthesis into oxygen, water and food.

LettUs Grow, raises 2.35 million pounds as demand for vertical farming technology rises

Award-winning vertical and indoor farming technology company, LettUs Grow, has announced that it has secured £2.35 million in seed funding. The investment round was led by Longwall Venture Partners LLP.

A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space

These new gene-edited tomato plants look nothing like the long vines you might find growing in a backyard garden or in agricultural fields. The most notable feature is their bunched, compact fruit.

FarmERP: Creating a Digital Agriculture Environment

There is a need for high-tech tools that can bring improvement to the foresee ability of various farming operations. The goal is to achieve profitable, predictable and sustainable yield agriculture across all farms.

From Sky to Ground, XAG Launches Farm Robots and Smart Agriculture Management System

Justin Gong, Co-founder and Vice President of XAG, kicked off the conference by carefully elaborating the Smart Agriculture POV Report 2020. This report for the first time clarifies the definitions regarding digital agriculture, precision agriculture and smart agriculture.

AeroFarms Announces Build-out of Largest Farm of its Kind in the World in Danville, Virginia

AeroFarms® to build state-of-the art indoor vertical farm to meet increasing consumer demands for more flavorful produce. Governor Northam Announces 92 New Jobs in Danville-Pittsylvania County.

Barilla Foundation: "An Urgent Rethink of the Global Food System Is Needed"

-Global food systems generate $12 trillion of hidden costs, from environmental damage to public health -Revolutionizing current agri-food systems would bring economic returns of around $5.7 trillion, creating new business opportunities of up to $4.5 trillion each year by 2030 and creating environmental and health benefit

Gotham Greens Opens New High-Tech Greenhouse in Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island Governor Raimondo, Providence Mayor Elorza and community leaders welcome the company, which will create green jobs and grow more than six million heads of lettuce annually.

NASA Awards UbiQD Second, Larger Contract to "Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions"

The Phase II STTR contract will fund further collaboration with the University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to develop new light recipes using UbiQD's quantum dot technology

Bridgestone Brings First At-Scale Use of Recovered Carbon Black to Tire Market

As demand for virgin carbon black (vCB) outpaces supply, the strategic investment by Bridgestone provides an alternative that benefits not only the tire industry, but the planet as well.

Genetic Engineering is a Driving Force for Modern Agriculture

Genetic engineering permits scientists to select only one definite gene to implant. This avoids introducing other genes with unwanted attributes. Genetic engineering also speeds up the development of new foods with wanted traits.

Growing Functionality of Agricultural Raw Materials

Agricultural commodities, notably, raw materials, are progressively being used in sectors beyond conventional nutrition and fiber industries.

Gotham Greens Opens Largest Urban Agriculture Campus In Chicago

Governor Pritzker, Alderman Anthony Beale welcome the company's second greenhouse in Historic Pullman Neighborhood, which more than doubles Gotham Greens' Midwest production

South Dakota State University Selects Burns & McDonnell for New Precision Agriculture Building Commissioning

Burns & McDonnell will help the 110,500-square-foot Raven Precision Agriculture Center pursue LEED v4 certification, which will be comprised of innovative classrooms, laboratories and collaboration spaces to support the first multidisciplinary major in precision agriculture

Accountability in Agriculture: Embracing the Commitment

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.

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