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State College startup Green Towers LLC pushes the innovation envelope for local food

State College startup Green Towers LLC pushes the innovation envelope for local food

Note: To support honeybees and Green Towers LLC’s efforts to help pollinator populations that is mentioned later in this article, please go to their KickStarter campaign.

A State College startup company is working on some innovative ideas that are aimed at taking local food into the future.

Green Towers, LLC, is a local food business that was created based on an entry to the Penn State College of Agricultural Science’s Springboard Competition for young entrepreneurs, according to Dustin Betz, founder and president of Green Towers. They won the 2012 competition, and from there created a company with some very innovative ideas on growing food.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 09/11, 2015 at 08:23 AM

Tags: GreenTowers | startup | microgreens | bees |

PSU researchers among group that discovered that bees do better on a natural diet, too

PSU researchers among group that discovered that bees do better on a natural diet, too

It’s pretty much a no-brainer that it’s healthier to live on a natural diet as opposed to a diet of processed, artificial food. Penn State and other university and government researchers discovered that bees also do better on a natural diet—it makes them more resistant to pesticides.

This is something that’s quite important in light of the recent die-offs of honeybees. As most people know, bees are extremely important to humans for their pollination work. Often, they are exposed to agricultural pesticides, so having a high resistance is vital to their survival.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 11/04, 2014 at 09:11 AM

Tags: bees | research | PennState |

Local Food Video: The Yard—Taking honey and pollinated products to the market

Local Food Video: The Yard—Taking honey and pollinated products to the market

Heather Emminger talks about the uses of bees and their honey. The Yard is Emminger’s part-time job through which she takes honey, vegetables, and cut flowers to the Bellefonte Farmers Market.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 06/21, 2013 at 09:00 AM

Tags: TheYard | honey | bees | BellefonteFarmersMarket |

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