Mirai – A New Textile to Replace Leather, Vinyl, Latex and Epoxy

Positive Future #873 (Feature photo – Leather Coats – CCA SA 4.0 International, Gaurav Khadka) While it is on the edge of agriculture, this new product replaces leather and other chemical textiles by farming with bacteria. By feeding certain bacteria a nutrient rich solution, a thick rubbery sheet is formed. AgFunder News brings us the…

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Vegetable Oils – The Leader in Food Price Inflation

Positive Future #872 (Feature photo – Soybeans and Soybean Oils – CCA 2.0 Generic, United Soybean Board) While basic food crops take top billing in our minds, you’re not quite there without vegetable oils. What would we do with lettuce greens and cooking our foods without vegetable oils? The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of…

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A National Urban Farm Strategy

Positive Future #871 (Feature photo – Urban Farming – CCA SA 4.0) Envisioning a national urban farm strategy, seems far a fetched, for a large nation like the United States. Where do you even start? However, for a small nation like Luxemburg – population 640,000 – in the heart of the European Union, you can…

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Samsung – Getting into Controlled Environment Urban Farming

Positive Future #869 (Feature photo – LED Grow Lights on Potatoes – NASA Public Domain) When you think of Samsung, electronics usually comes to mind. However, Samsung is focused on other kinds of electronics and technology that deal with growing food in indoor environments. Now, Samsung has launched an initiative which they call Project Plant…

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The “Scoop” on the World’s Top Controlled Environment Projects

Positive Future #866 (Feature photo – Greenhouse Farming – CCA SA 4.0 International) One of the world’s top controlled environment agriculture (CEA) consulting companies is AGRITECTURE (https://www.agritecture.com/). So, if you’re in the business or wanting to get into controlled environment agriculture (CEA) you should consider this company. They have a special page on their website…

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AeroFarms – A Different Focus on Agriculture

The Washington Post recently carried a story on AeroFarms, a company that may soon go public. Aerofarms uses no soil, as plants stacked in metal trays have their toots dangling in mid-air. You can read the full story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/how-30-a-pound-micro-broccoli-will-help-feed-the-world/2021/10/02/cd883cf4-2380-11ec-a8d9-0827a2a4b915_story.html

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Slowing Down Grocery Checkout Lines – So Lonely People Can Chat with Checkout Clerk

Positive Future #865 (Feature photo – Chat Checkout – Courtesy of JUMBO) Dutch supermarket chain JUMBO will open two hundred new chat cashier registers next year. Having tested the success of “chat checkouts” since 2019 the company has seen great success. This is in stark contrast to most grocery stores where the number one goal…

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