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Check out 5 new vertical farming news pieces that came across our radar this week.
Dean Reynolds, CBS News
They’re called “vertical farms” — The entire operation is indoors, and it’s a trend that could turn urban areas into agricultural hotbeds.
Christine Lee, True New Jersey
Teams from Clinton Public School and Readington Middle School are among 29 finalists in a regional competition to develop sustainable agriculture solutions for growing food in the future. The contest takes place on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Rutgers University.
Rich McEachran, The Guardian
Not quite vertical farming, but has the kitchen of the future will be full of cutlery that cleans itself, Willy Wonka-style food pills and edible packaging, according to forecasting agency Trendstop. To us, the future kitchen is going to use a lot of the concepts of vertical farming!
Chris Parry, Stock House
For the uninitiated, Brusatore licensed his Vertical Designs Ltd vertical farming technology to Abattis Bioceuticals (CSE:C.ATT, Stock Forum) way back when the green rush was just beginning. VDL had emerged as a Brusatore vehicle after he departed from TerraSphere, where he invented that company’s first forays into vertical growing.
David Greaves and Kelly Skaug, Castlegar News
In today’s society where population growth is rampant and living standards are on the rise globally, there is a subsequent demand for more food to feed the growing population. In the past we’ve met this demand with more output from industrial farm operations. However there is a move afoot to steer away from the factory farm and towards local, sustainably grown food.