The third article in our Ag Tech series looks at CRISPR technology; Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. This acronym has become the term for a number of new gene editing techniques, which allow for more precise genomic editing than has been possible in the past.
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.