Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

July 19, 2017 – Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming startup, has raised $200m from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
How Much Water Is Used To Grow The Food We Eat

How Much Water Is Used To Grow The Food We Eat

When we hear about water shortages, most of us picture drinking water, and the challenges faced by communities that don’t have access to it. But did you know that running short of water for agriculture is actually the far bigger concern? Across the globe, an...
How Far Does Your Food Travel?

How Far Does Your Food Travel?

If you could climb into a bushel of asparagus and follow along on its journey from field to the grocery store, you’d learn a few things along the way. You’d see how far those green spears have to travel – sometimes up to 3,000 miles per crop, research shows. And you’d...