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The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit
Next Big Thing

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Farmers, the original entrepreneurs, are finding a profitable niche in the vast amount of abandoned land in the Motor City.
Amanda Lewan
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One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It
If I Knew Then

One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.
Nina Zipkin
Big Data Bounty: U.S. Startups Challenge Agribusiness Giants
Agribusiness

Big Data Bounty: U.S. Startups Challenge Agribusiness Giants

As the race for dominance on the farm heats up, a number of small tech startups are launching products that compete with giants like Monsanto, Deere and DuPont Pioneer.
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Kate Taylor
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.
Far Out Tech

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
Nina Zipkin
What the Devastating Coffee Fungus Means for U.S. Coffee Shops
Coffee

What the Devastating Coffee Fungus Means for U.S. Coffee Shops

Coffee production is estimated to fall 15 to 40 percent in the coming years. Here's how your favorite coffee shops are preparing.
Kate Taylor
The Company Leading the Future of Farming
Technology

The Company Leading the Future of Farming

Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather.
Jennifer Wang
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture
Entrepreneurs

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche
Entrepreneurs

Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche

How Green B.E.A.N. Delivery grew its membership-based organic farm and food-delivery business.
Gwen Moran
Will Allen's 'Good Food Revolution'
Entrepreneurs

Will Allen's 'Good Food Revolution'

His new autobiography chronicles Allen's unexpected journey from professional basketball player to urban farming pioneer.
A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores
Starting a Business

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.
Michelle Juergen
Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt
Starting a Business

Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
Margaret Littman
10 Hot Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas in 2012
Next Big Thing

10 Hot Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas in 2012

From have it your way to make it your way to go your own way, a look at the trends defining opportunity next year.
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Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business
Starting a Business

Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

More people are exploring microfarming as a way to become their own boss. A look at two moonlighting gardeners in Cleveland.
Bruce Schoenfeld