Architect Re-Envisions Cuban Port as Urban Farm and Food Hub

For anyone who has been following Local Grown Salads’ work in the indoor vertical farming space, it will come as no surprise that we are always interested in what’s happening in our industry, and its surrounding spaces, as various individuals, companies and organizations work to maximize food safety, improve nutrition and combat food insecurity. So, […]

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Local Grown Salads To Meet Major Retailers!

Local Grown Salads is Speaking At FMI and GMA’s Global Sustainability Summit Zale Tabakman, President of Local Grown Salads will be a featured presenter at the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association’s Global Sustainability Summit in Nashville, TN on August 11, 2017. The Summit provides tools and solutions for food companies to make themselves and their […]

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Food Safety Testing and Recalls

Once we figured out our basic technology, the next challenge became integrating Food Safety into our technology. So today’s story highlight is a great article from the CBC that helps explain why the issue is so important to us. From the article: “‘The advantages of culture-independent testing are that they are easier to use and […]

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Vegetables Are Becoming The Focus In Take Out

Today’s story highlight comes from QSR Magazine (Quick Service Restaurants), all about healthy eating taking that part of the food market by storm. From the article: “Plant-based foods are increasingly becoming the star of the plate at fast-casual brands, as consumers consider the health and environmental benefits of eating less meat. Consumers under the age […]

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This Rapper Spins Rhyme About Health Foods

Have you heard of Macka B? He’s a rapper who wants you to eat right and get healthy, and he spins some pretty amazing rhymes about health foods. So we’ve decided to start sharing his fun videos with you! Check this out: WHA ME EAT WEDNESDAYS ‘KALE’ Encouraging people to try Vegan food

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BrightFarms Building $10 Million Greenhouse in Ohio

GlobalAg Investing has reported that hydroponics and greenhouse company BrightFarms is planning on building a massive new greenhouse facility in Ohio. From the report: “Greenhouse farming company BrightFarms announced it is investing $10 million for the construction of a 160,000-square-foot greenhouse 55 miles outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. On pace to be completed later this year, the facility […]

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The Packer Demonstrates Packaging’s Important Role in Food Safety

We’re back with a great new story highlight, from The Packer’s Jim Offner. From current food packaging to how that packaging is, and will continue to evolve, it’s a look at the serious considerations made by food growers, manufacturers and packagers as they work to bring us products that are both desirable and safe. From the article: […]

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PBS Short Explains Vertical Farming

Here is a great short video from PBS all about vertical growing. In a few minutes a complete explanation of how and why it works. While it doesn’t explain the LGS technology, it’s clear why our technology works.

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UK Supermarkets Rationing Lettuce – Report

Today’s story highlight shows one of the major issues the agriculture industry is still struggling to solve – year-round food security. — Bad weather in Spain has taken a toll on the iceberg lettuce crop, leading UK supermarkets including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco to limit customers to three heads each. Overall EU vegetable production is […]

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Slate Uncovers Exactly What “Triple-Washed” Means

We’ve got a great story highlight today, from Slate, all about the “Triple-Washed” claim you’ve probably noticed on your Ready-to-Eat bagged salads. It’s a look at food safety you may have always wondered about, but never knew! From the article: “For years, the “triple-washed” label on bags and cartons of salad greens has confounded me. Why […]

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