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Just when you thought the controlled environment agriculture hype was winding down, San Francisco-based vertical farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. secures its largest investment to date.The indoor ag startup procured $400 million in a Series E financing round, led by One Madison Group and JS Capitol, that includes Walmart and existing investing partner SoftBank Vision Fund 1 in January 2022.Leaders from Walmart a...

Value-added salad company Fresh Express launched the new year with its annual #FreshIntentions Challenge, an online and social campaign with inspiration, information and incentives to help consumers make healthier choices and achieve their goals in 2023.For the fourth consecutive year, Fresh Express invites consumers to commit to the 30-day challenge and encourages them to share their progress for a chance to win mon...

New York-based vertical farming company Bowery has launched three new salad kits, expanding the company’s offerings beyond leafy greens, herbs and two types of strawberries.“At Bowery, our mission is to grow food smarter, for more people, in more places,” Katie Seawell, chief commercial officer, said in a news release. “The launch of salad kits will help us meet booming consumer demand in the ready-to-eat category.”T...

Sustainability has been a long-simmering trend that has now hit the front burner. The Packer, for example, has published a number of articles and held workshops to help define and shape the discussion of “what is sustainability?”In many ways sustainability is really just about people peeking behind the curtain to learn how our food is grown. Consumers increasingly want to know what chemicals are used, how workers are...

The day President Kennedy was shot was my eighth birthday and I was home, sick from school. I remember my grandmother calling to tell my mom the president had been shot and was dead. September 11, 2001: I was heading out the door to go to work when I got a call from my stepmom.  She told me that a plane had hit the World Trade Center and to turn on the TV. I was watching live with countless other Americans...





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