Rich hipsters in urban farming and terminator crops as pest control in vertical farms

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Two articles flew across my radar this Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend and I think you’ll find them pretty interesting.

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The Internet of Food

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Imagine a system of sensors working together to eliminate waste at all food production sites. Those same sensors could send signals to change the growing environment to create the perfect tasting produce for any occasion. At the same time, a network of sensors could allow food to be redistributed where it is wanted and needed most. That is the internet of food that Caleb Harper talks about.

I just rewatched his Ted Talk and it reminded me of a conversation I had a bit ago with Brian Falther of Future Tech Farm. If you haven’t seen it already check out the Ted Talk below and let me know what else an internet of food could do.

Hacking USDA organic for your vertical farm

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The National Organic Standards Board keeps making the same, big mistake. They don’t want to give vertical farming a place in organic agriculture. This piece examines their arguments and how enterprising vertical farmers may be able to get around them.

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5 New Vertical Farming Articles January 9

Pro Vertical Farm wanted to start something new to kick off the new year, so we’ve compiled our 5 favorite vertical farming articles we came across this week.  Let us know what you think by signing up for our list, where you’ll also get exclusive content and notifications, and dropping us a line.

4 Tech Trends That Will Define 2015, Selected By Frog

5 January, Co. Design
While 2015 might be the year that culinary 3-D printers go mainstream, it’s also the year that hydroponics and aquaponics will start capturing the same buzz as Makerbots.

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