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Covid-19 Highlights The Need For Responsible Food Production

Food markets offer food to millions of people globally, particularly those living in expanding cities. Urban ‘wet markets’ selling perishable goods, however, have increasingly been viewed as a public health concern. Fresh produce risks cross contamination in markets selling meat, fruit and vegetables without sufficient health and safety measures in

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The road ahead for vertical farming

“In the next 10-15 years, vertical farming will rise as one of the dominant forms of agriculture.” In a recent webinar presented by the Association for Vertical Farming and Heliospectra, the opportunities and challenges facing the vertical farming industry in 2020 and beyond were highlighted, resulting in quotes like the

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Horticultural engineer

Meet Marvin Spence, the AVF’s New Project Manager

Introducing Marvin Spence, Horticultural Engineer and New AVF Project Manager Marvin Spence, BSc., is a recent graduate in Horticulture with a specialisation in trade and service from the University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf in Freising near Munich. In high school, he was interested in computers and studied computer science. But

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Urban Future Keynote Speaker

Paul Gauthier is Proving the Potential of Vertical Farming for an Urban Future

AVF announces Paul Gauthier, Associate Research Scholar, Department of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, as Keynote Speaker at Urban Future Global Conference Paul Gauthier is a globally-recognised thought leader in the world of vertical farming. In 2017, he launched the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP), a hub

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