The Farm Tech Society (FTS) is an international non-profit industry association that unites and supports the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, seeking to strengthen the sector through the development and implementation of resilient and future proof methods and technologies for indoor growing.Continue reading “Farm Tech Society is industry partner of the Agrifood Innovation Event 2023 edition”
How Controlled Environment Agriculture can aid the protein transition
As the world shifts towards plant-based sources of protein, we will need to increase production to meet demand without reducing the supply of fresh produce. Controlled environment agriculture (CEA), in the form of greenhouse or vertical farming integrations, could provide an appropriate solution to meet this demand. However, at LettUs Grow we believe in careful and thoughtful innovation. Making sure that we don’t deliver a high-tech solution just for the sake of a high-tech solution is vital. To properly utilize CEA in the protein transition imperative, we must carefully consider: the technology chosen; the crops grown; the stages of growth; and the wider economic, environmental and social model behind a controlled environment solution.Continue reading “How Controlled Environment Agriculture can aid the protein transition”
Partial substitution of pork meat by (extruded) pea protein products to obtain high-quality cooked sausages
Meat (products) are a good source of high-quality proteins, vitamins and minerals. However, the meat processing chain has a considerable impact on the environment through the use of land and increased GHG emissions. To prevent global malnutrition without further compromising the environment, partial substitution of meat by plant-based proteins need to be investigated.Continue reading “Partial substitution of pork meat by (extruded) pea protein products to obtain high-quality cooked sausages”
Vertical farming: How to bring a dream to reality
Expanding cities across the world rely increasingly on the global food network, but should they? Population growth, urbanisation and climate change place pressure on this network, bringing its resilience into question. For decades urban agriculture has been discussed in popular media and academia as a potential solution to improve food security, quality and sustainability. The new idol in this discussion is the vertical farm: A fully closed system for crop production.Continue reading “Vertical farming: How to bring a dream to reality”
Is vertical farming a triple-bottom-line sustainable solution?
Sustainability is often referred to as the “triple bottom line” meaning economic, social, and environmental impact. This presentation will assess how well vertical farming is doing across the 3 areas today by exploring real-world vertical farming case studies. The future of vertical farming will also be explored to determine if there is a future for this rapidly accelerating form of agriculture to have a comprehensive sustainability solution.Continue reading “Is vertical farming a triple-bottom-line sustainable solution?”
Watch the “eye” that detects and analyzes plants
Agri-Food Innovation Event welcomes Phenospex as Bronze Partner.
Phenospex develops unique multispectral 3D scanners to assess crops in
high detail. Our products automates phenotyping processes in plant
science, breeding and agriculture.
PlantEye provides many plant parameters like plant growth, biomass or health and is used in smart farming robotics as the “eye” that detects and analyzes plants.