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Skyfarms for the win
Posted: 1 August 2012

Five years ago we published this MindBullet about urban farming - mainly indoor farming of fruit and vegetables for restaurants and supermarkets in the very same city blocks. Now it's happening on a corporate scale:

"BrightFarms announced a deal with The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., or A&P, to provide New York City-grown vegetables to the local chain's supermarkets year-round. The goods will grow in what the company says will be the country's largest rooftop greenhouse farm, a high-tech hydroponic operation that will boost yields, allowing the company to face-off with organic vegetables trucked from California, cutting thousands of miles from the supply chain while aiming to provide a fresher product at a competitive price."

Can Urban Farming Go Corporate?
1 August 2012
Farms have sprouted in cities across the country over the past several years as activists and idealists pour their sweat into gritty soil. Now Paul ...
MindBullet logo SKYSCRAPER FARMS SOLVE URBAN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
Indoor farming produces fresh food where it's needed - in the store
Dateline: 1 May 2030
New thinking in urban design, plus new technologies, are turning city blocks into self-contained 'country villages'. Hydrogen fuel cells and community ...
 
Neil Jacobsohn And similar experiments are being run in Paris in France...to grow, of all things, bananas right in the City of Lights!
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/grow-bananas-in-paris-this-vertical-farm-might/4233?tag=nl.e660
Posted: 8 August 2012 at 18:10
 
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