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Ikea Is Working On Urban Farming Products

Ikea wants to sell you more than furniture - it wants to sell sustainable living, and that includes what you need to grow your own food. Ikea is reported to be developing a new line of products with British industrial designer Tom Dixon, to be...

Old Coal Mines Could Be Turned Into Farms

Abandoned coal mines across the UK could be brought back to life as huge underground farms, according to academics. Mine shafts and tunnels are seen as "the perfect environment" for growing food such as vegetables and herbs. Advocates say subterranean farms could yield up to...

British Bangladeshi Women Want To Start Their Own Food-Growing Project

A group of Bengali women want to set up their own food-growing project after being inspired by a community garden in London. The Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group visited The Coriander Club, a gardening and cookery club for older generation Bengali women at Spitalfields City Farm...

The Astonishing Scale Of Food Waste

There is one statistic in particular that might make us think when it comes to tidying up after the festivities: roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year. At the same time, 795 million...

The Underground World Of Urban Farming In London

Under an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants in the capital. The World War II shelter in Clapham, which could protect up to 8,000 people from...

Is Urban Farming For Rich Hipsters?

Making urban grown produce affordable "This is a real challenge," says Kate Hofman, CEO and co-founder of London-based aquaponics enterprise GrowUp Urban Farms, which produces fish, salads and herbs in unused city spaces to sell wholesale. "Food is a commodity, and we have to make...