Canadian LED Research Looks to Grow Stawberries on Mars

If Mike Dixon’s dreams come to fruition, Canadian science will spawn the first strawberry or cherry tomato that sprouts on the moon or a planet in our solar system… SOURCE …. Making dreams come true. When Intravision partnered with CESRF back in 2010 to develop advanced high output spectrum variable LED arrays for the institutes…

USA Pavilion Kicks Off SXSW Biggest South Bites Symposium with Future of Food

“The overall theme of this year’s world’s fair in Milan is “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life” and each of the 145 participating countries is addressing that challenge from their unique perspective. The USA Pavilion’s theme is “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.” Innovation and technology stories are woven throughout the exhibits in…

Vertical Farming in the Desert

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
We’ll send in-depth vertical farming case studies straight to your inbox.  Sign up here and make sure you don’t miss out. Everyone said it would fail, but a seed was planted in the desert, and it began to grow into a new hope for vertical agriculture. There…

Top 5 Required Readings For Vertical Farming

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 required readings and resources for anyone serious about vertical farming.  And they’re all free! The Vertical Essay by Dickson Despommier: Despommier is considered the father of vertical farming.  It seems like everyone working in the space was inspired by…