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Replacing Vending Machines with Hydroponics, Plenty's New $300M Campus, and MORE! | 🌿Vertical Farming Weekly - September 16, 2022

Microgreens or Snickers bar?

Unless you're having a particularly bad day (or you're a vegan), you're going to pick the Snickers bar. This is the most basic way you can explain the reason behind our planet's obesity epidemic. When presented with the choice between something that is chemically designed to taste good and anything healthy the human brain is almost never going to choose the healthy option, especially when the healthy options aren't fresh and low quality. This is a situation where hydroponic farming shines.

Imagine instead of vending machines filled with old and processed food you could get a fresh salad instead? This is exactly what a school in Australia is doing instead. Melbourne's Hume Central Secondary College replaced their cafeteria vending machines with student grown hydroponic vegetables. Not only does this create an amazing learning experience for students, it also encourages them to eat healthy and sustainably.

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Season 5 Episode 63 - Diversifying & Being of Service to the AgTech Industry with Nicola Kerslake

Founder and CEO of Contain and recurring guest, Nicola Kerslake joins the show today to discuss three exciting and innovative areas of AgTech she and her team at Contain are focusing on currently. Nicola touches on a new microlearning platform they’ve launched, the importance of diversifying revenue streams and what trends she’s noticing in the overall AgTech industry.

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Episode 200 - #KyleTalksAgtech: Defining Impact Strategy within CEA w. Rebekah Moses

Rebekah Moses is their VP of Impact Strategy at Iron Ox. With a background of over 5 years at Impossible Foods, Rebekah is helping define what impact looks like within the controlled environment agriculture industry and beyond. Topics on this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech include advice on your grow operations energy usage, potential strategies to reduce impact in the future, and how the vast number of ways to grow continually expands.

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