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City Food: The Vertical Farms Growing Produce Next Door

Episode 5: Vertical farms are optimized around one idea: Growing fresh, local produce incredibly well.
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In this episode, we talk to a wide range of guests about the innovation that drives vertical farming, the sustainability challenges it addresses, and the advances in plant breeding that could take large-scale indoor agriculture into the mainstream.

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In this episode, we talk to a wide range of guests about the innovation that drives vertical farming, the sustainability challenges it addresses, and the advances in plant breeding that could take large-scale indoor agriculture into the mainstream.

On Common Ground: What Unites The Next Generation of Scientists, Activists, and Farmers?

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have a short history and an impressively far-reaching impact—from becoming an ally in the fight against climate change, to helping stamp out malnutrition, to preserving the modern papaya. But what do they mean for our food, our families, and our future?

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have a short history and an impressively far-reaching impact—from becoming an ally in the fight against climate change, to helping stamp out malnutrition, to preserving the modern papaya. But what do they mean for our food, our families, and our future?

Bayer Crop Science: First Strategic Partner in the “Living Soils of the Americas” Initiative

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Bayer Crop Science has become the first strategic partner in the “Living Soils of the Americas” initiative, launched by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Professor Rattan Lal, Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC), to tackle soil degradation – a phenomenon that is threatening countries’ capacity to sustainably satisfy their food demand.

Bayer CEO Werner Baumann: Diversity Needs Clear Commitments

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Let's be completely honest here: I am a white, German man in his late 50s who spent his entire professional life in the same company. If that resume leaves you thinking that I’m not a suitable ambassador for inclusion and diversity, I’d think that’s too bad, but I could understand it.

During my time in leadership, the perspective on diversity in business and society has changed. This also applies to our company and to myself.

Bayer Fueling Growth Opportunities for Sustainable Agriculture Through Collaborative Innovation Model

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  • Unique Open Innovation model, alongside Leaps by Bayer impact investments, drive future agricultural advancements in gene editing, plant health and improved food quality 
  • Leveraging the latest agricultural technologies in new ways to reduce environmental impact and solve big challenges in food and agriculture
 
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  • Unique Open Innovation model, alongside Leaps by Bayer impact investments, drive future agricultural advancements in gene editing, plant health and improved food quality 
  • Leveraging the latest agricultural technologies in new ways to reduce environmental impact and solve big challenges in food and agriculture
 

Ukko Secures USD 40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Leaps by Bayer to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko’s efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten
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Palo Alto /Tel Aviv / Leverkusen, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Ukko, a biotech company with the mission to eliminate food allergies and sensitivities, today announced USD 40 million in new Series B funding. Ukko harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and protein engineering to develop healthier food and therapies for food allergies. The new funding will allow Ukko to enter clinical trials with its investigational therapeutic for peanut allergies. It will also accelerate development of Ukko’s gluten that is designed for people with celiac and other gluten sensitivities.

Scientist Discovers New Bee Species on Bayer Partner Farm in Brazil

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  • Its official name is Ceratina (Ceratinula) fioreseana, which is now one of 38 known bee species within the Ceratinula subgenus located throughout the Americas.
  • This new species does not live in colonies or produce honey, but it belongs to a group of important pollinators.
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  • Its official name is Ceratina (Ceratinula) fioreseana, which is now one of 38 known bee species within the Ceratinula subgenus located throughout the Americas.
  • This new species does not live in colonies or produce honey, but it belongs to a group of important pollinators.

Bayer Steps Up Its Commitments to Support Smallholder Farmers in Asia

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  • Through the expansion of the Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia, Bayer and its partners will provide more smallholders with better access to innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions, and increased farm incomes.
     
  • In 2021, the “Better Farms, Better Lives” initiative will extend to China’s Hubei Province, providing 200,000 farmers in the region with immediate assistance in the form of crop protection inputs, market access and support for health and safety needs. Currently, the program is helping more than 1.5 million farmers in 17 countries sustain their livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • Through the expansion of the Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia, Bayer and its partners will provide more smallholders with better access to innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions, and increased farm incomes.
     
  • In 2021, the “Better Farms, Better Lives” initiative will extend to China’s Hubei Province, providing 200,000 farmers in the region with immediate assistance in the form of crop protection inputs, market access and support for health and safety needs. Currently, the program is helping more than 1.5 million farmers in 17 countries sustain their livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.

BlockApps Launches Agribusiness Blockchain Network 'TraceHarvest' Following Success with Bayer

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BlockApps’ Ethereum-based TraceHarvest Network enhances food quality, safety and sustainability by bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products.

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BlockApps’ Ethereum-based TraceHarvest Network enhances food quality, safety and sustainability by bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products.

Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue Focuses on Importance of Sustainability in Agriculture

Bayer helping transform the food system through innovation in agriculture
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  • Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, Bayer confirms significant progress on its sustainability commitments.
  • Highly innovative carbon initiatives are redefining the value of farming by rewarding farmers for generating carbon credits when adopting climate-smart practices.
  • Game-changing launch of VITALA, the first global launch of a short stature maize hybrid in Mexico, to help farmers produce more while using less resources
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  • Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, Bayer confirms significant progress on its sustainability commitments.
  • Highly innovative carbon initiatives are redefining the value of farming by rewarding farmers for generating carbon credits when adopting climate-smart practices.
  • Game-changing launch of VITALA, the first global launch of a short stature maize hybrid in Mexico, to help farmers produce more while using less resources

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