• The food industry profits off of high volumes of cheap, disposable food. Credit: Peter Bond

Reducing the social and environmental impacts of food waste

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-05-17T08:04:47-04:004 January 2022|Agriculture|

Food waste is a problem a growing number of consumers are aware of, but it’s not only about waste at home, but there are also multiple steps in the food chain and waste occurs at every one of them. This piece at Shareable looks at three challenges of the food chain and three apps addressing some aspects of it.

  • Plants sit between two sets of windows in the building’s “double-skin facade.” The interior of the building would also feature other trees and flowers to incorporate nature into its design. Credit: Carlo Ratti Associati

Skyscraper height farms?

By Patrick Tanguay|2022-05-17T08:09:06-04:0014 December 2021|Agriculture|

Most people interested in cities would, I believe, agree that hydroponic farms will very likely be part of the mix of solutions for food cultivated in and around cities. Probably vertical hydroponic farms. Skyscraper height farms, especially ones integrating other amenities like office space, a supermarket and a food court? Now that definitely remains to be seen!

CAPÉ’s integrated networks, a driver of technical and social innovation

By Guillaume Coulombe|2021-04-21T18:41:24-04:007 April 2021|Agriculture|

Known as CAPÉ, the Coopérative pour l'Agriculture de proximité écologique brings together more than 150 certified organic farms and more than a hundred other members across Québec. As its name says, it is involved in making Québec agriculture more ecological, as well as promoting the short circuit, in physical proximity, but also, and especially, social proximity with the consumer; the CAPÉ represents the majority of Québec farms offering organic baskets.

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