Smarter cities & vertical farming can serve as gateway technology to accelerate climate change resilience – Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting
Henry Gordon-Smith is Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture Consulting. He is an acknowledged global thought leader in the emerging vertical farming industry. In 2011, he started the blog Agritecture.com and in 2014 he started Blue Planet Consulting (now Agritecture Consulting) to provide expert guidance on planning and launching urban agriculture projects. Henry grew up around the world and has a unique capacity to develop creative solutions to local and global problems. He earned his BA in Political Science from UBC, a certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. On Jun 27, 2018, he will speak about How data and scenario analysis could take vertical farming mainstream at the Vertical Farming Conference during Agri-Food Innovation Event in Venlo, The Netherlands.
What drives you?
I have a vision of cities that can stand the test of time and climate change. What drives me is knowing that we can create smarter cities and vertical farming can serve as a gateway technology to inspire, engage, and accelerate climate change resilience. Continue reading “Smarter cities & vertical farming can serve as gateway technology to accelerate climate change resilience – Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting”
Vertical home farm innovation from company Fibonacci
The company FIBONACCI enters the market of home appliances with an innovative offer – urban farms for the house.
Fibonacci is an innovative brand of urban farms that can revolutionize your understanding of healthy nutrition and plant growing. City farms Fibonacci are many years’ experience and the highest quality, reliability and confidence in the future.
As the owner of the farm Fibonacci, you become part of a special world of like-minded people. The world, which is ruled by brilliant engineering and design developments, selfless search and finding of truly environmentally friendly solutions, a choice in favor of healthy eating and thinking, enthusiasm and hard work. Thanks to all this, Fibonacci specialists have created an innovative product, the purpose of which is to provide you and your family with fresh and tasty, juicy and nutritious vegetables, berries and salads throughout the year.
The refined design of Fibonacci gives rise to aesthetic pleasure and affirms the high-tech of domestic farms. The elegance of the form, strict lines, elegant color solutions, variability of the set – all this allows to harmoniously build the Fibonacci technique into a modern interior. Noble materials of external fasing of the body and internal equipment create an atmosphere of well-being and comfort. Continue reading “Vertical home farm innovation from FIBONACCI”
AgriFoodTech Platform is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference, which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.
About AgriFoodTech Platform
Moore’s Law is well-known amongst everyone with the slightest bit of interest in technology and technological advancement. Technology will develop and progression will be made and it will be fast. But can society cope with this pace and do new technologies actually enter the market and get adopted to really become a disruptive innovation? When combining technology with food production, one enters a domain where different laws apply. Society, e.g. the general public, has a stronger opinion about agriculture, horticulture, food processing and the retail landscape than they have on football. Therefore, having an open dialogue on AgriFoodTech is important to increase awareness and public support for these advancements. The AgriFoodTech Platform has the goal to facilitate the dialogue between society, NGO’s, business, research, education and the government. Bringing these parties together improves mutual understanding for each point of view. It can help businesses to understand the needs of society, in such that shared value is created. As a very important bycatch, these cross-overs between sectors and different organisations sparks new ideas for innovation. Continue reading “AgriFoodTech Platform is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference”
Japan’s Panasonic moves into vertical farming in Singapore
Japan’s Panasonic Corp, best known for its television sets and home theater systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.
A unit of the electronics conglomerate last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in the island state.
The move ties Panasonic’s deeper push into farming technology with land-scarce Singapore’s ambition to reduce its near-total reliance on food imports. Continue reading “Japan’s Panasonic moves into vertical farming in Singapore”
Staay, Philips, Rijk Zwaan to build “first of its kind” vertical farm in Europe
Philips Lighting today announced that Staay Food Group is building the first of its kind vertical farm in Europe, in Dronten, the Netherlands, which will use Philips GreenPower LED horticultural lighting. The facility will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains and will be used for testing, and optimizing processes for future, large vertical farms.
Ahead of new legislation
The 900m2 indoor vertical farm will have over 3,000m2 of growing space and produce pesticide-free lettuce. With upcoming stricter regulations on the residual pesticide levels in a bag or bowl of lettuce, retailers will need to provide exceedingly high quality, pesticide-free lettuce. Continue reading “Staay, Philips, Rijk Zwaan to build “first of its kind” vertical farm in Europe”
Behind a vault-like door, the long, windowless room has the same purple glow as the cabin on a Virgin America flight. Instead of passengers, the space is filled with row after row of plants, each growing under a carefully calibrated series of red and blue lights. Continue reading “LED “Recipes” Help Crops Grow Faster in Massive Netherlands Farming Lab”
At The Plant, a group of food businesses runs in awe-inspiring harmony. A fish farm fertilizes the plants. A new brewery supplies carbon dioxide to help plants grow. And refuse from the cheesemaker feeds a digester that powers the whole operation. Continue reading “Inside An Old Chicago Packing Plant, Inspiring Proof That Urban Indoor Farming Can Succeed”