Blog posts • Oct 06, 2017 13:37 GMT
BLOG POST: Will we be able to grow our food without experience in the future? Modern technology has taken quantum leaps recently regarding ways to monitor crop production. Does this mean we don’t need educated farmers in the future?
Blog posts • Feb 04, 2017 02:36 GMT
As Southern Europe recently was struck by snowstorms we suddenly came to realize this had impact on our daily lives. Suddenly the vegetable shelves were empty and not a single salad was to be found in stores throughout Sweden. This clearly shows the fragility of our current food system, heavily relying on imports. And the inevitable question is: How resilient is our food system in a crisis?
Blog posts • Sep 30, 2016 14:05 GMT
BLOG POST: The rules of business growth have changed rather quickly over the past decade. This digital revolution, coupled with an increase in the value placed on environmental and social performance, is re-writing the rules of business growth. Thoughts on new business ecosystems and growth patterns presented by Shrikant Ramakrishnan, Global Business Development Director at Plantagon.
Blog posts • Jul 03, 2016 15:00 GMT
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” — Charles Dickens I'm Shrikant Ramakrishnan, Global Business Development Director at Plantagon.
Blog posts • Jun 27, 2016 13:45 GMT
Have you ever wondered if you can trust what you eat? If it’s healthy for you or if the vegetables contains unwanted chemicals? In who should you trust? European Food Safety Authority yearly issue a report which states that 97% of food samples evaluated contain pesticide residue levels that fall within the legal limits. These limits has a built in safety margin but the fact is – we eat pesticides.
Blog posts • Jun 17, 2016 14:35 GMT
BLOG POST: Historically agriculture and food production played a great role in evolution of humankind. I'm Sepehr Mousavi, Sustainability Strategist at Plantagon and Chair to Swedish Standards Institute ‘Sustainable Urban Food Production’ committee. Welcome to follow my posts here where I write on urban agriculture and sustainable food production.
Blog posts • Jun 10, 2016 06:12 GMT
BLOG POST: The connection between food and oil is systemic, and the prices of both food and fuel have risen and fallen more or less in tandem in recent years. Oil price increases put pressure on all these aspects of commercial food systems. I'm Shrikant Ramakrishnan, Global Business Development Director at Plantagon. This week I'm presenting some thoughts on the connection between food and oil.
Blog posts • Jun 03, 2016 12:36 GMT
BLOG POST: I often get the question if plants can grow without sunlight. The background is that I, in my line of work at Plantagon, tell people how they could grow vegetables in the middle of the city, using no land and how to make it profitable. I'm Joakim Rytterborn, Head of Research & Development at Plantagon. Welcome to follow my blog posts!
Blog posts • May 27, 2016 15:59 GMT
BLOG POST: Is the city the new farm? This is the first of a serie of three blog posts introducing innovative urban agriculture, discussing how to regulate and promote the industry of agriculture by help of standardization and suggesting a way to make sure of certification of safe food for consumers. I'm Sepehr Mousavi, Sustainability Strategist at Plantagon. Welcome to follow me in this forum!
Blog posts • May 20, 2016 15:12 GMT
BLOG POST: Sustainable & organic products are almost always priced higher than their regular counterparts. The truth is, the less-privileged are being priced out of sustainable and ethical consumer options and this is in itself wrong for many reasons. We believe that sustainable choices should be affordable to all. I'm Shrikant Ramakrishnan, Global Business Development Director at Plantagon.
Blog posts • May 13, 2016 08:00 GMT
BLOG POST: It is with great pleasure I follow the progress of the Plantagon Intellectual Property Portfolio. Pending patents gets granted without major objections from local patent authorities. This means our inventions have inventive step, novelty and usefulness. I'm Joakim Rytterborn, Research & Development Manager at Plantagon. This week I’m sharing some insights regarding our patents.
Blog posts • Apr 29, 2016 15:40 GMT
BLOG POST: Urban farming and sustainable city planning are really on the agenda these days. During the upcoming weeks we are looking forward to attending several interesting events within urban faming and sustainable city planning. I'm Sepehr Mousavi, Sustainability Strategist at Plantagon. I'm sharing my thoughts on upcoming and very interesting seminars within the field. Welcome to follow me.