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Vertical Farming Firm AeroFarms Lands SPAC Merger To Go Public & Become Unicorn

4 Mins Read AeroFarms, the New Jersey-headquartered indoor vertical farming firm, has struck a merger deal with black check company Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. to go public on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The transaction slated to close in the second quarter of 2021 is expected to bring in as much as US$357 million in new capital, lifting AeroFarms’ […]

Impossible Foods CFO David Lee Takes On Indoor Farming In New AppHarvest Role

3 Mins Read David Lee, former chief financial officer at plant-based giant Impossible Foods, has left his position to take on his new role at agri-tech startup AppHarvest. Joining AppHarvest as president, Lee will lead strategy development and operations, marketing and sales to drive the company’s ambitions to become an “iconic brand and sustainable foods company”.  David Lee, […]

Shop Local: Sustenir Agriculture Is Now Growing Low-Carbon Fresh Kale In Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Singaporean agri-tech startup Sustenir Agriculture has recently expanded to Hong Kong with a new hydroponic farming facility in Tuen Mun to offer two kinds of healthy iron-rich kale greens. Their hydroponic farming technology means that non-native crops can be grown locally, reducing Hong Kong’s dependence on high-carbon foreign food imports and its resultant food waste. […]

Singapore Agritech Startup Sustenir Now Serving Hong Kong With Locally Grown, Low Emissions Kale

2 Mins Read Earlier this year, Singapore-based agri-tech company Sustenir made headlines with its lab-grown strawberries and arugula in its hydroponic facility. Now, the startup has just expanded into Hong Kong to start vertical farming in the city, producing two kinds of kale at their Tuen Mun facility. Sustenir’s vertical farming technology presents an alternative to the current […]

This Agritech Startup Wants To Grow Blueberries in Singapore: How Sustenir Tackles Food Security With Vertical Farming

2 Mins Read The hot and humid climate in many Asian countries poses an obstacle to growing certain fruits and vegetables that thrive in cooler environments. Singapore, for instance, majorly relies on foreign imports for its food supply. Recent studies have emphasised the environmental impact of foreign food imports and traditional methods of agricultural farming. An alternative has […]