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Vertical farming is defined as growing plants indoors in a stacked formation and a controlled environment. Vision Greens is equipped to grow 700,000 pounds of food a year and its produce is available to consume within 24 hours of harvesting.
B.C. to include so-called vertical farm buildings on list of allowable farm uses permissible on ALR land without Agricultural Land Commission permission.
British Columbians will soon be able to enjoy more locally produced food, while farmers will have new opportunities to grow, thanks to regulatory supports from the B.C. government.
Vertical farming in B.C. is a growing sector of agriculture known as agritech. B.C.'s Ministry of Agriculture said there are currently 150 agritech companies in the province, which produce microgreens, leafy greens and herbs using fewer resources such as water.
A vertical farm being built in southeast Calgary, Alberta, by GoodLeaf Farms has been chosen as the first project to receive funding from the Alberta government’s new investment and growth fund.
In the face of climate change, architects everywhere are making both the bizarre and the futuristic possible by taking food production to the waters.
One popular belief is that a more efficient, more sustainable, and less wasteful food system must be more circular in nature. Here are seven urban farms that are helping to accelerate circularity in the global food system.
Major investors and governments in Canada haven't fully bought into the promise of vertical farming, or the technology that enables it.
The federal government says it will spend nearly $5 million on a partnership that will see food growing smarter in several communities.
Extreme drought and wildfires threatening crops in California latest example of a glaring vulnerability in Canadian food chain.
Despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s crop sector has continued to work hard to ensure Canadians and families around the world have access to high-quality products. Investing in research helps producers grow the food the world needs in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. These applied research projects will help producers innovate and create growth.
The vertical farming market is expected to garner growth at a CAGR of 25.2% from 2021 to 2030 and to reach US$ 31.6 billion by 2030, according to Precedence Research.