Author: Jodi Helmer

Is Vertical Farming Here to Stay?

Vertical farming provides many benefits especially as urban living becomes more popular indoor farming may be our only solution on

Unprecedented investments in indoor agriculture are no guarantee the high tech plant factories will be key players in the future of food. Almost two decades after vertical farming pioneer Dickson Despommier first introduced the idea of growing food in buildings, not fields—and later published his seminal book, The Vertical Farm—indoor farms are in more cities… Read more »

The Food Waste You Don’t See

Lawmakers and consumers must take action to reduce the amount of food waste in landfills on

40 percent of food ends up in the landfill before it hits the supermarket. The headlines are alarming: Americans Generate $200 Billion in Food Waste Per Year. Produce Left Rotting in the Field. Uncovering the Global Food Scandal. As awareness of food waste goes mainstream—one report found that more than half of Americans recognize food… Read more »