The last article in our ag tech series focuses on cellular agriculture. This interdisciplinary science interacts with commercial agriculture, biology and cell cultures to create meat-based products — and it’s on the verge of becoming commercially available.
While “health food” stores have been around for a long time, it was Whole Foods that turned this niche market mainstream. With Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods, the already-complex landscape of food retailing has a new wrinkle.
All in all, 2016 was another reasonably good year for most Northeast greenhouse and nursery growers, and 2017 should be even a little bit better, provided the all-important weather cooperates. The industry also has some emerging trends for production and marketing.