Floating hydroponic unit enables coastal veg farming
Rapid growth of the world’s population has made food security much more of a serious issue in recent years, prompting food producers to look beyond the traditional model of land-based agriculture. While urban farming has in the past seen locations such as city rooftops harnessed for growing plants, now SEALEAF is a device that could help coastal cities turn their seafronts into local farms. READ MORE…

Floating hydroponic unit enables coastal veg farming

Rapid growth of the world’s population has made food security much more of a serious issue in recent years, prompting food producers to look beyond the traditional model of land-based agriculture. While urban farming has in the past seen locations such as city rooftops harnessed for growing plants, now SEALEAF is a device that could help coastal cities turn their seafronts into local farms. READ MORE…

Vending machine salads are organic, and made fresh each day
Vending machine food isn’t typically known as an example of fine dining, instead serving to provide a quick fix when customers can’t get their hands on some proper food. While we’ve previously seen innovations such as Yves Behar’s Briggo aim to deliver barista-quality coffee from nothing but a robotic kiosk, Farmer’s Fridge is now hoping to do the same for salads — creating healthy, gourmet meals from fresh, high quality ingredients each morning, delivered through vending machines. READ MORE…

Vending machine salads are organic, and made fresh each day

Vending machine food isn’t typically known as an example of fine dining, instead serving to provide a quick fix when customers can’t get their hands on some proper food. While we’ve previously seen innovations such as Yves Behar’s Briggo aim to deliver barista-quality coffee from nothing but a robotic kiosk, Farmer’s Fridge is now hoping to do the same for salads — creating healthy, gourmet meals from fresh, high quality ingredients each morning, delivered through vending machines. READ MORE…

Packaging lets consumers message the farmers that made their food
Consumers don’t often have an intimate knowledge of where the food they buy at the supermarket or consume in restaurants comes from, but we have seen efforts to greater inform customers, most recently with the Harney Sushi restaurant, which details its sustainable fishing practices through edible QR codes on the meals themselves. Going slightly further, however, Cisse Trading Co. is now including QR codes on its baked goods and hot drinks that enable customers to send a message to the farmers that harvested the ingredients. READ MORE…

Packaging lets consumers message the farmers that made their food

Consumers don’t often have an intimate knowledge of where the food they buy at the supermarket or consume in restaurants comes from, but we have seen efforts to greater inform customers, most recently with the Harney Sushi restaurant, which details its sustainable fishing practices through edible QR codes on the meals themselves. Going slightly further, however, Cisse Trading Co. is now including QR codes on its baked goods and hot drinks that enable customers to send a message to the farmers that harvested the ingredients. READ MORE…

Coffee bean roaster promises the freshest automatic home brew
This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
While some consumers may be swapping their morning brew for theSprayable Energy‘s drink-less alternative, others still treasure the nuances of a freshly ground coffee. For coffee purists, Bonaverde is now offering a machine that turns unroasted beans into coffee at the push of a button, maximizing flavor while also delivering profits more directly from consumers to farmers. READ MORE…

Coffee bean roaster promises the freshest automatic home brew

This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

While some consumers may be swapping their morning brew for theSprayable Energy‘s drink-less alternative, others still treasure the nuances of a freshly ground coffee. For coffee purists, Bonaverde is now offering a machine that turns unroasted beans into coffee at the push of a button, maximizing flavor while also delivering profits more directly from consumers to farmers. READ MORE…

‘Weed dating’: A twist on speed dating for young, single farmers
Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence in interest in agriculture among young, green-minded consumers, but it wasn’t until just recently that we came across an effort to address the romantic ramifications for those who make it their career. Because farming tends to be a hard-working and isolated life with long hours and little time or opportunity for socializing, Weed Dating is a new trend popping up across the United States by which young, single farmers get a chance to meet one another in a speed-dating fashion while working side-by-side in the fields. READ MORE…

‘Weed dating’: A twist on speed dating for young, single farmers

Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence in interest in agriculture among young, green-minded consumers, but it wasn’t until just recently that we came across an effort to address the romantic ramifications for those who make it their career. Because farming tends to be a hard-working and isolated life with long hours and little time or opportunity for socializing, Weed Dating is a new trend popping up across the United States by which young, single farmers get a chance to meet one another in a speed-dating fashion while working side-by-side in the fields. READ MORE…

Urban farm and market encourages consumers to be involved in the growing process
Selling farm goods directly to the consumer means greater profits for the producer and brings consumers closer to the source of the food they eat. The FARM:shop in London already offers goods farmed on site, and now The Farmery aims to encourage consumers in the US to see how their food is grown as well as take part themselves. READ MORE…

Urban farm and market encourages consumers to be involved in the growing process

Selling farm goods directly to the consumer means greater profits for the producer and brings consumers closer to the source of the food they eat. The FARM:shop in London already offers goods farmed on site, and now The Farmery aims to encourage consumers in the US to see how their food is grown as well as take part themselves. READ MORE…

Cow farmers updated on cattle’s wellbeing via SMS
Smartphones may be commonplace among urban businesses, but rural farmers – especially those in poorer countries – may not have easy access to the devices. We’ve already seen India-based Nano Ganesh offer remote water pump control through basic cell phone technology, and now iCow is providing vital information to cow farmers via SMS. READ MORE…

Cow farmers updated on cattle’s wellbeing via SMS

Smartphones may be commonplace among urban businesses, but rural farmers – especially those in poorer countries – may not have easy access to the devices. We’ve already seen India-based Nano Ganesh offer remote water pump control through basic cell phone technology, and now iCow is providing vital information to cow farmers via SMS. READ MORE…