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What Back to the Future Got Right... and Wrong

XPRIZE | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology

Twenty-six years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future -- October 21, 2015 -- which happens to be today.

New York City Feeds Itself Tonight!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 10.15.2016 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

It's a time where futurists growing hyperlocal food and technologies in New York City open their labs for urban food week. Tonight there will be a fish taco dinner prepared with fish raised on a roof in the city; the rest of the food was grown in urban farms in locations throughout the Big Apple.

Martian Food Tech Hits Earth in Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Karin Kloosterman

Look to Techcrunch any day of the week and see how investment opportunities abound in Agtech. Then go see Matt Damon in The Martian to get a sense for...

12 Internet of Things Startups to Better Your World Compete for Verizon $1 Million Prize Money

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.25.2016 | Technology
Karin Kloosterman

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is America's #1 mobile provider and the company just announced finalists for their international Powerful Answers Award which will ...

This Is How You Grow Girls in Harlem!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.28.2016 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

In the middle of Harlem on a derelict plot of land where old men used to play cards, with no kids allowed, is growing one of the most exciting social projects I've seen this year as I go out looking for business partners.

Grow Your Own Fresh Food in the Middle of Manhattan -- Ask Henry!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 06.24.2015 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

It's a natural thing for every human being to want: the ability to grow fresh, healthy food anywhere we call home, even if that's in the concrete jung...

The Things I Do to Feed the World

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 06.01.2016 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

Even the US Customs guy at the New Jersey airport gave me an approving nod: "A technology for hydroponics?" He flips over my business invitation from the NY company to see if there wasn't something inside. "Well, you know, it's still," in a fake finger-wagging voice, "...illegal here?" he says, waiting for my reply.

This Produce Was Grown 100 Feet Underground..

Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

Beneath the streets of London, produce is growing. Radishes, red lion mustard and pea shoots, among other edibles, are being raised in a long-aband...

The Non-Profit That Didn't Know It

Tinia Pina | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Tinia Pina

I founded a startup almost 2 years ago while working in New York City full-time for a small asset management firm. At the time I was spending most hours volunteering and leveraging roughly 80 percent of my talents and strengths outside the workplace for non-profit organizations.

Gotham Greens: Rooftop Farming In New York City

Dark Rye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Miles and miles of untouched terrain could be turned into something great.

Nation's Largest Indoor Vertical Farm Opens Its Doors

Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

Occupying 90,000 square feet of a formerly abandoned suburban Chicago warehouse, FarmedHere is not only the first indoor vertical farm of its kind in ...

Designing a Sustainable Aquaponics System: An Inventor's Touch (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Newberg, Oregon - One of the key strengths behind a sustainable aquaponics system--the growing of fish and plants together within a mutually supportin...

Raid Of The Day: Sandy And Grace Sanborn

Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

At 7:10 on a Thursday morning in July of 1999, narcotics officers in Roseville, California rushed the home of 78-year-old Sandy Sanborn and his wife G...

WATCH: Grow House Explodes

Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

A Miami-Dade home is scheduled for demolition after a hydroponic marijuana lab explosion turned it into an unsafe structure, CBS Miami reports. T...

Internet of Food: Tweeting Aquaponic Gardens in Oakland

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Kirsten Dirksen

It's been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90 percent less than traditional gardening), doesn't attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish).

Soil-less Sky Farming: Rooftop Hydroponics on NYC Restaurant (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

I stepped onto the roof of the West Village restaurant Bell, Book and Candle and caught a glimpse of the future. I was surrounded by 60 white plastic towers seemingly sprouting from the floor.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Boom Has

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Until a few months ago, J.B. Woods was your standard-issue insurance agent. Auto, home, life. Would you like flood coverage with that? Then, in the...