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Author: National Geographic   Date Posted: 15 August 2018  


Author: Current Culture   Date Posted: 22 June 2018  


Author: Giles Gwinnett   Date Posted: 13 March 2018  

The material will be shipped from Canada by Aurora Cannabis and used for the drug delivery research program. PreveCeutical aims to apply Sol-gel technology to cannabinoids to develop various therapies Health sciences group ...


Author: Caleb Harper   Date Posted: 5 March 2018  

What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers wit ...


Author: Brad Esposito,BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia   Date Posted: 2 March 2018  


Author: Lee Allen   Date Posted: 18 February 2018  

Takeaway : Until November of 2017, growers debated the organic certification of hydroponics. Now, the verdict is in. While both sides still feel they’re in the right as to whether or not hydroponic produce should be cer ...


Author: Tindall Ouverson   Date Posted: 24 January 2018  


Author: Alan Ray from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 3 January 2018  

Takeaway: If growing with precision and certainty of a healthy and nutritious crop is the goal of every grower, then the Personal Food Computer has a bright future. It’s a safe bet that I wasn’t the only one watching the original Star Trek series who imagined how cool it would be to have a food replicator like the one on board the USS Enterpri ...


Author: Johann Hari   Date Posted: 1 January 2018  

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watch ...


Author: Cathy O'Leary, PerthNow   Date Posted: 15 December 2017  

A WA company has begun cultivating its first plants at a facility south of Perth. The first crop of medical cannabis is being grown in WA by a company that has a former director-general of health as an adviser. Perth phytopharmaceutical company Little Green Pharma is cultivating its fir ...


Author: Tim Kohut   Date Posted: 14 December 2017  

With the benefits of medicinal cannabis seemingly endless, it should come as no surprise that countries outside of the United States are beginning to embrace the plant as a viable form of treatment for an assortment of diseases. One such country is Australia, who in 2016, legalized me ...


Author: Jeff Wells   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  

Dive Brief: Plenty, an indoor agriculture company based in San Francisco, claims it has found a way to make vertical farming scalable and profitable, according to Vox. The company uses ultra-efficient grow methods to produce 350 times as much produce per acre as conventi ...


Author: Shannon McKee   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  

Takeaway: Aside from producing healthy grub, the act of growing offers some major health boons. So, why not bring your garden to the office and enjoy those benefits at work too? Just about anyone that grows will tell you that their garden ...


Author: LEANNA GARFIELD   Date Posted: 20 November 2017  

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they w ...


Author: ALISON SPIEGEL   Date Posted: 5 November 2017  

Beneath one of NYC's best restaurants, down a hallway you could find only if you knew where to go, rows of heady, hydroponic herbs, sticky with residue, grow under LED lights. Across the East River, in an old factory, a small lab of growers tinker with their own seedlings, while a greenhouse just two miles ...


Author: KATE TAYLOR   Date Posted: 31 October 2017  

Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and is the third-largest beer company in the US — paid $US191 million for a stake in the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth. Constellation’s CEO says that he believes it is “highly likely” that marijuana will be legalised nationally in the US. ...


Author: Leanna Garfield   Date Posted: 18 October 2017  

University of Maryland/Department of Energy Before your product reaches your fridge, it goes through a chain of suppliers: a farm, a truck, a packing, washing, and sorting facility, another truck, until it finally reaches your local grocery store. A new solar-powered home that grows leafy green i ...


Author: SAMBIT KUMAR   Date Posted: 17 October 2017  

Vertical farming is a revolutionary approach used to produce food and medicinal plants in vertically stacked layers such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container. It facilitates huge quantity of nutritious and quality fresh food without relying on favorable weather, high water usage, skilled labor, and high soil fertility. Moreover, it ensures reliable yield and consistency in crop production round the year along with climate control, and no effects of external environment factors such as diseases, pests, or predator attac ...


Author: Lee Allen   Date Posted: 29 September 2017  

Takeaway : As humans look to colonize distant planets in our solar system and beyond, work has begun on figuring out a way to feed those willing to make the trip both during their travels and once settled. Lee Allen takes us closer to one program experimenting with controlled-environment growing for space travel. It’s all about Point A and Point B, staying alive while travelling massive distances and remaining alive once you reach your destination—say Mars or other as-yet-undiscovered sites in the so ...


Author: NEWS PROVIDED BY PUF Ventures   Date Posted: 28 September 2017  

VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - PUF Ventures Inc. ("PUF" or the "Company") (CSE: PUF) (Frankfurt: PU3) (OTCPK: PUFXF), is pleased to announce that it has agreed to a strategic partnership with the Richmond Valley Council, the local government in the Northern Rivers region of northeastern New South Wales, Australia, to construct a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse operation, with large-scale manufacturing, processing and office facilities for the cultivation, pr ...


Author: Sally Nex   Date Posted: 10 September 2017  

Alongside the bustling crowds of shoppers on Clapham High Street in south London, there is a lift shaft. Take a ride 120 feet down into the dark underbelly of London and you come out into a curved-roof cavern, lined neatly with shelves and lit with an eerie pink light. Welcome to the world’s first underground farm. On the shelves are tray after ...


Author: Behind the Bines by Ezra Johnson-Greenough   Date Posted: 1 September 2017  

In the world of beer, one ingredient reigns supreme: hops. The modern craft brewing movement has been led by hop innovators in many ways, and yet it remains a fickle, seasonal, and limited space. Hops are harvested once a year and grow best in the optimal climates of Germany and America’s Pacific Northwest. In recent ...


Author: Hayden Johnson   Date Posted: 31 August 2017  

Epilepsy Tasmania CEO Wendy Groot with Michael Ferguson and Will Hodgman. Picture: Scott Gelston T asmanians will have access to medicinal cannabis when the state government’s Controlled Access Scheme starts on Friday. From September ...


Author: Tanaya Singh   Date Posted: 31 August 2017  

“ You are what you eat ,” they say. And that’s what Ajay Naik, a Goa-based hydroponic farmer, believes in. After quitting his job and giving up his company, this software engineer decided to help farmers across India learn about hydroponics and the use of technology in agriculture." “For several years I have been noticing that many ...


Author: Daily Wales Post   Date Posted: 24 August 2017  

The world’s hottest chili pepper - so fiery it could kill someone who eats it - has been created in North Wales. But the record-breaking, weapons-grade creation, developed by hobby grower Mike Smith also has a more positive use. It was developed to be used in medical treatment as an anesthetic because the oils that come from it are so potent that they can numb the skin. It measures more than 2.48m on the Scoville scale, and it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock for someone who eats i ...


Author: Calum Lindsay   Date Posted: 11 August 2017  

Freight Farms, a startup that has found a way to grow crops inside shipping containers, features in the latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series. The organisation has developed a hydroponic farming system called The Leafy Green Machine. It uses this hi-tech growing technology to transform discarded ...


Author: Isaac Cedillo   Date Posted: 11 August 2017  

Takeaway: Because of how the global food supply works, fruits and vegetables found in the grocery store are not as nutritious as they used to be. While not the silver bullet to solve the entire problem, hydroponics can play a role by providing healthier food, conserving resources, and reducing emissions. ...


Author: Kathleen Marshall   Date Posted: 30 June 2017  

Takeaway: Consumers want it, the USDA currently allows it, but several organizations are fighting ...