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Urban agriculture may be inefficient, but it’s a model for a sustainable future

<i>This piece is part of a Globe and Mail/</i>OCAD University <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i> <i>Previously: There's no innovation agenda without design thinking</i><p><i>Ian Clarke is an artist, brain-cancer stem-cell scientist, urban farmer and biomimicry design researcher. He is</i> …

How an apple grown in the U.S.A. becomes a status symbol overseas

Forget the Brioni suit. Forget the wine collection, the Maserati and the second home in St. Tropez.<p>The latest status symbol in some parts of the developing world is a Washington State apple, a frozen steak in the freezer or some U.S. red cherries filling a bowl.<p>Chalk it up to a worldwide surge in …

Big Data and Advanced Analytics Hold the Answers to a More Efficient and Sustainable Global Food Chain

From the advent of multichannel marketing to the now pervasive impact of mobile internet on customer decision-making, innovations in digital …

Farming

Kimbal Musk and Dan Barber Clash About the Future of Food

Kimbal Musk, co-founder of farm-to-table restaurant group the Kitchen, board member at Chipotle, Tesla, and SpaceX, and younger brother to Elon, …

Aquaponics

Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts

<i>We are what we eat, and what we eat has a profound impact on the planet.</i><p><i>By</i> <i>Janet Ranganathan</i> <i>and</i> <i>Richard Waite</i><i>.</i><p>When people think about food and …

What To Drink While You Wait For Perennial Grains To Revolutionize Agriculture

Foods that don't need to be replanted every year would be a boon for the environment. But when will they arrive?<p>By this time of year, most gardeners in the United States have pulled out their summer annual flowers like vincas and petunias to make way for the showy fall pansies and violas. …