Featuring everything from MIT’s plant “recipe” database to Little Leaf Farms’ methods to ensure clean produce, here are our cover stories of 2016.
February: A fresh opportunity
NatureFresh Farms’ high-tech expansion into the United States raises the bar for local food and sustainability.
MIT’s OpenAG initiative is challenging traditional limits to information sharing with the launch of a collaborative database of plant “recipes.”
June: Cater to city dwellers
Meet the growing needs of urban gardeners by adding edible transplants to your mix.
August: Berry breakthroughs
One hydroponic strawberry researcher helps U.S. indoor growers provide local fruits in the offseason.
Produce growers are capitalizing on direct-to-consumer venues to find their niche.
December: A hands-off approach to clean produce
From seed to grocery store shelf, minimizing human contact with crops has led to food safety success for Little Leaf Farms.