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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

April 17, 2015 |

seedstock1 CSU report suggests Front Range could become ‘the Silicon Valley of agriculture’ (

Excerpt: Boulder and Denver have become hubs for tech start-ups, and the northern Colorado region is dotted with widely respected scientific research institutions.

2 Local foods: Red hot, but undefined (Politico)

Excerpt: The Agriculture Department really wants American consumers to buy local foods. Whatever that means.

3 Cut to the Chase: Differing Definitions (Southeast Missouri Times)

Excerpt: For the last few weeks I have been immersed in local food — defining the term, meeting farmers who grow food for consumers who want “local food” and discovering ways Missouri farmers are evolving to meet demand.

4 Is Cuba the future of farming? (The Boston Globe)

Excerpt: Much of what has been debated for decades regarding the efficacy and economic viability of the wide-scale adoption of organic farming methods has been field-tested in Cuba since the collapse of Russia in 1989.

5 Local Food Production Has Room to Grow (Inside INdiana Business)

Excerpt: A co-founder of Greenfield-based Husk LLC says his phone is “ringing off the hook” from other entrepreneurs interested in the local food production movement.

6 Downtown St. Louis Rooftop Farm Begins Greenhouse Construction (CBS Local St. Louis)

Excerpt: The 10,000-square-foot farm is a first for the area. The cold weather has delayed the project a bit, but this week, construction on the greenhouse begins.

7 Fenway Park Opened a Rooftop Garden to Serve Homegrown Concessions (Boston Innovation)

Excerpt: The oldest baseball stadium in the country, our beloved chapel known as Fenway Park, is constantly evolving in order to maintain an atmosphere and bevy of features designed to make Red Sox nation…


8 Fort Collins pair grow aquaponic farming (Colaradoan)

Excerpt: The founders of KM2 aquaponics are expanding in Fort Collins and nationally.


9 Newark, N.J. to get world’s largest indoor vertical farm (

Excerpt: AeroFarms, an aeroponics company that was started in 2004, is bringing what is soon to be the world’s largest vertical farm to a former steel factory in Newark’s Ironbound community.

10 This Hollywood Restaurant Grows Your Food Next To Your Table (Fast Co.Exist)

Excerpt: The chain, Tender Greens, is adopting a drought-friendly kind of farming

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