Month: July 2016

Vertical Farming: Eliminating Growing Seasons and Supporting Locals

(Reuters) – The world’s largest vertical farm aims to feed the masses in urban centers by controlling the pain points of agriculture and eliminating seasons and transport costs. Sharon Reich reports. Odds are this isn’t like other farms you’re used to. Located in a warehouse in an urban New Jersey neighborhood, Aerofarms grows crops year-round without using soil or sunlight. The company has an ambitious goal: to grow high-yielding crops using economical methods that will provide locally sourced food to the community. DAVID ROSENBERG, CEO OF AEROFARMS: “We need a new way to feed our planet. Aerofarms presents one...

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Diabetes Drug Could Eliminate Insulin Injections

(Reuters) – Israeli firm Oramed says insulin pill succeeds in mid-stage type 2 diabetes trial and if successful in next phase could make daily insulin injections a thing of the past. Sharon Reich reports. More than 400 million people around the world suffer from diabetes. Until recently it was thought that Type 2 diabetes was an adult onset condition. However, the WHO says it’s now occurring increasingly in children too. So news that Israeli drugmaker Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc has developed an experimental oral insulin that safely reduces night-time blood glucose levels in type 2 patients is promising. Oramed’s chief...

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