UK startup uses smart lights to grow more nutritious and tastier herbs

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Spotted: London startup (IoT Stars) is using machine learning and smart LED lighting to help anyone produce high quality microgreens. Crop IQ is a kitchen countertop device that uses smart LED lighting to help people fine-tune flavours. It works with an app. Imagine you want hot basil. You select this from the app and it automatically sets the LED light sequence on the device, which affects the entire growth cycle of the plant. Plants react to light through a protein in their leaves called photoreceptors. The photoreceptors influence the production of amino acids and other chemical compounds in plants – affecting nutritional value and taste. For microgreens,…

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