This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup
August 8, 2014 | seedstock
From urban farming to vegan foods, meet the future of food entrepreneurship.
A USDA grant will allow MSU researchers to study bee pollination in over 100 fields from Pennsylvania to California, with the goal of improving pollination strategies for specialty growers.
Source: Crains Detroit Business
A new survey of over 1,000 grocery shoppers found 70 percent willing to pay premium for fresh local foods, and nearly two-thirds prize freshness as the most important produce selection criteria.
Shrimp Farming in Detroit? U-M Student Has Trial Underway
A 23-year old University of Michigan engineering master’s student is piloting shrimp aquaculture in Detroit.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Kiva Zip is tearing it up with 100-percent repayment rate microloan program for farm startups.