Vertical farming undergoes trial in UK prison to aid prisoner rehab

For the first time in the UK, vertical farming will be trialed in a prison setting as part of a strategy to aid rehabilitation by empowering prisoners and helping them develop new skills to reintegrate back into society. The aeroponic container farm, called DROP & GROW, has been delivered by LettUs Grow to HM Prison […]

Tesco urges start-ups with innovative solutions to enter Agri T-Jam

Agriculture technology start-ups are once again being asked to gather their creative ideas and solutions and enter them into one of the industry’s most unique competitions: the 2022 Tesco Agri T-Jam. The event features seed and early agri-tech inventors pitching their most thoughtful innovations to a panel judge, including a select audience of investors and […]

Fischer Farms drawing big interest in new vertical farming facility

Engineering a circular UK food economy

Vertical farming specialist Fischer Farms said it is seeing “significant interest” from investors interested in its building of the world’s biggest high-yield facility in Norfolk. Retailers and suppliers have asked the company about their plans and how they too can get involved in the game-changing business, which officials said will produce more than six tonnes […]

Worldwide vertical farming market to increase rapidly

Emirates Airline aims high with vertical facility that provides farm fresh to cabin table

The global vertical farming market is projected to reach over £9.16 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2019 to 2026, according to a report published by Allied market research. The demand for vertical farming is expected to increase rapidly during the forecast period, owing to rise in popularity of organic food. […]

Growing Underground teams with Reynolds, boosts branding

Controlled environment farming company Growing Underground has formed an alliance with wholesale produce supplier Reynolds to help further distribute its branded microgreens and salads to foodservice outlets in the UK. Growing Underground already has a presence in supermarkets Tesco, Whole Foods and Marks & Spencer as well as online retailer Farmdrop, but its new goal […]

Retail roundup: Commercial crop of vertically grown strawberries hits Tesco stores

Tesco is receiving the first commercial volumes of strawberries grown from a vertical farm via a production system that lessens both water usage and features a 90 per cent reduction in carbon footprint per kilo of fruit. The fruit is being delivered by Direct Produce Supplies Ltd (DPS), a Tesco supplier for 40 years that […]