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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AgFunder Predicts Big Changes for Indoor Agriculture in 2017

Today’s story highlight comes from Nicola Kerslake, founder of Newbean Capital, via Agfunder. Kerslake looks back at 2016, and has some major predictions for 2017. Take a look! “For all of the year’s many horrors, 2016 was a banner year for indoor agriculture, the practice of growing crops in hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic systems in […]

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Door to Door Organics Sales Hit $43 Million

Today’s story highlight is on Relay Foods and its new parent company, Door to Door Organics. The report itself focuses on the changes to Relay Foods, but of particular interest to us were the points about Door to Door Organics success to date. “Relay Foods, an online-only grocery delivery service operating in a handful of Mid-Atlantic […]

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Food Safety Concerns Pose Serious Risk to Our Health

Food safety is the highest priority for Local Grown Salads. The following story demonstrates how complex a problem it can be, and why Local Grown Salads is designing its equipment and its processes to, first and foremost, maximize food safety. We use the latest and most current advanced technologies to reduce the risk of contamination […]

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Canada South Science City Invites Local Grown Salads Founder, Zale Tabakman, as its 2017 Distinguished Visitor!

We’re honoured to share the news that Zale has been announced as the Canada South Science City Distinguished Visitor for 2017! Distinguished Visitor programs bring experts, practitioners and scholars to work in academia and communities. They share their knowledge and experience as well as work on the development of new and innovation community-based projects. Visitors […]

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Local Grown Salads Begins Testing in Windsor, Ontario

We’ve begun planting at the new Development and Demonstration Centre in Windsor, Ontario! We’re ready to push our testing into overdrive, with expanded production yield testing, shelf life testing, and preparing the groundwork for our first full-fledged Growing Centre! To start, we’re replanting some of our earlier cultivars, and some new ones. Take a look […]

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Western Basin of Lake Erie “Impaired” Due to Algae – CBC

Farmers do their best, but they can’t control what happens to excess fertilizer. And this is the result. Runoff is an important element about the sustainability of agriculture. Its not sustainable method of growing if you are destroying or hurting the environment beyond your farm. Indoor farms use exactly what is needed and there is […]

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New FDA Food Safety Standards to be Implemented by 2020

Food is going to become much safer (in the USA and, by extension, probably Canada) starting in 2020. It also represents a huge opportunity… The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced the FSMA – Food Safety Modernization Act. By 2020 everyone involved in the production and sale of food will need a significantly […]

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