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Agricultural biotechnology - Wikipedia
Agricultural biotechnology, also known as agritech, is an area of agricultural science involving the use of scientific tools and techniques, including genetic engineering, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms: plants, animals, and microorganisms. Crop biotechnology is one aspect of agricultural biotechnology which has been greatly developed upon in recent times.
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Genetically modified crops - Wikipedia
Farmers have widely adopted GM technology. Between 1996 and 2015, the total surface area of land cultivated with GM crops increased by a factor of 100, from 17,000 km 2 (4.2 million acres) to 1,797,000 km 2 (444 million acres). 10% of the world's arable land was planted with GM crops in 2010.
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3 gardeners share their design secrets
When Willi Galloway and her husband, Jon, moved into their first house, she didn't dream about redoing it. Instead, the cooking-obsessed Willi fantasized about a veggie garden. "My first memories of gardening are of working beside my mom in the family vegetable plot," says the force behind the blog DigginFood, an ode to growing, cooking, and eating off the land.
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The game is quite educational, teaching the need to plan moves and counter-moves, manage resources, and build a balanced farm
Ask The Urban Farmer -- Hydroponics
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Organic Gardening, DIY, Renewable Energy, Homesteading And Livestock, Real Food, Natural Health, Nature And Environment, Green Homes, Green Transportation
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the "Original Guide to Wiser Living." The magazine and website cover organic gardening, DIY projects and plans, renewable energy and energy-efficiency, natural health remedies, and recipes and tips for cooking real, local food. Find all you need to achieve self-sufficiency and live sustainably.
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Automated hydroponic gardens help you grow fresh produce indoor year-round. OPCOM Farm

Grow some of your own greens, veggies, and herbs indoors with one of these automated hydroponic growing systems.

When you combine an automated low-water growing system with efficient LED lighting, you get a space-saving - and time-saving - solution for growing veggies indoors. Thanks to advances in both automation and lighting, as well as dropping prices for those technologies, the number of countertop and kitchen gardens on the market is rapidly growing.

The latest entry to the indoor gardening scene comes from OPCOM, which is offering a wide range of hydroponic growing systems ranging from a small countertop garden to vertical wall gardens to modular stackable units, as well as 40' shipping container farms, all of which feature "energy-efficient Auto-Cycle" systems that control the lights and watering.

OPCOM, a 23-year old global digital imaging and lighting company, has been branching out into the manufacture of indoor grow units as well because its founder and CEO Jack Ting "passionately believes in the power of hydroponic farming to produce healthier plants while reducing costs and conserving land, energy and water." The company's OPCOM Farm products are intended for everyone from the beginning gardener to those looking to set up a restaurant garden or indoor urban farm, and all of which rely on hydroponics and LED lighting said to simulate the "precise sunlight spectrum" for optimal growth.

The smallest of the units is the O2-Light, a tabletop garden that runs about $180, includes a built-in fan ("a Bio-Air Refresher") and a light that has two lighting modes and can be swiveled over your reading material or work area, with the intent of enabling "a healthy reading environment." The GrowFrame, which costs about $280, can be mounted on a wall as a vertical garden or used on a tabletop, fits up to 20 plants, and also includes a fan (I mean a Bio-Air Refresher). The GrowBox (~$600) is a tabletop unit that can grow up to 50 plants, and its open-frame design and height- and angle-adjustable LED lights are meant to be able to let it handle plants up to 3 feet tall. The $800 GrowWall is a vertical growing system that can accommodate up to 75 plants across 5 tiers, and has a minimal physical footprint (~9" deep x 53" wide).

The company also has a number of other bigger units that could be a great complement to a school, business, or restaurant, as well as large "Interactive Cloud Farms" in a 40' shipping container for those looking to grow mass quantities of greens, veggies, or herbs for sale.

Hydroponic Gardening - Grow Organic Plants Fast
Hydroponic Gardening In this video we talk about hydroponics and how you can grow crops such as lettuce fast and easy. This gardening method is changing the world and how they grey plants and vegetables. Hydroponic gardening is done by putting pre germinated plants into pipes with constant flowing water.
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