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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy | Food Producers | Scoop.it
More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

Via Alan Yoshioka
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Something to consider for the urban green thumbs out there...

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We should all be gardening more.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy | Food Producers | Scoop.it
More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

Via Alan Yoshioka
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Something to consider for the urban green thumbs out there...

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Eric Larson's curator insight, April 5, 9:25 PM

We should all be gardening more.

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Top 10 Ways to Prepare Kale

Top 10 Ways to Prepare Kale | Food Producers | Scoop.it
Kale is considered to be one of the Super Foods for those concerned with eating healthy, local grown diets. According to Wikipedia, "Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium.
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Some great #kale recipes from eatlocalgrown.com. I prefer mine in a #smoothie, but gotta try some of these.

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Vertical (Diagonal?) Farm from Work AC in NYC

Vertical (Diagonal?) Farm from Work AC in NYC | Food Producers | Scoop.it
We love vertical farms and while they may not be as practical as green roofs, the idea of food being grown right in the city doesn't get any more local than this.

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Is this the future of urban farming? It is pretty cool. 

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The BIG Reveal .... Microgreen Farm-in-a-Box Products

The BIG Reveal .... Microgreen Farm-in-a-Box Products | Food Producers | Scoop.it
We are almost there.  After months of research, experiments, development and procurement ... we are ready to present our Microgreen Farm-in-a-Box product line. Fresh microgreen crops in 7-10 days...

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Might be better that the $50 tomatoes, peppers, beans & zucchini! Our garden experience had a dollar cost per piece even worse than that ratio.

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Market Forces Lead to Better Treatment for Farm Animals - Reason.com

Market Forces Lead to Better Treatment for Farm Animals - Reason.com | Food Producers | Scoop.it
On the farm, making room for humanely-raised pigs.
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Humane treatment of animals is good business!

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Stew Leonard's To Host Cattle Ranchers Who Will Provide Samples Of Stew's ... - PerishableNews (press release)

Stew Leonard's To Host Cattle Ranchers Who Will Provide Samples Of Stew's ... - PerishableNews (press release) | Food Producers | Scoop.it
Stew Leonard's To Host Cattle Ranchers Who Will Provide Samples Of Stew's ...
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Join Stew Leonard's this Memorial Day weekend for Some Good, Clean, Naked® Fun!
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U.S. Ranchers Struggle to Adapt to Climate Change: Scientific ...

U.S. Ranchers Struggle to Adapt to Climate Change: Scientific ... | Food Producers | Scoop.it
Cow whisperers, gene jockeys and the old-guard wrangle the lingering impacts to farms and ranches from this year's drought—and brace for a less predictable future.
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11 Charts Show Why our Modern Diet is Making us so Sick

11 Charts Show Why our Modern Diet is Making us so Sick | Food Producers | Scoop.it
Three decades ago, the food available was mostly fresh and grown locally. Thanks to our new modern diet, obesity rates, hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, cancer, dementia, and depression, are all on the rise. Good news is that we can easily reverse this if we pay attention...
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Buy local as often as you can!

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Food Safety - Cornucopia Institute

Food Safety - Cornucopia Institute | Food Producers | Scoop.it
Action Alert   The FDA’s new food safety rules have the real potential to force some of the nation’s safest local and organic farms out of business! There is a critical need for the good food community to come together right now.
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Our wonderful  FDA created some new #foodsafety rules that just might shut down every local organic & family farmer in America.  Every fan of fresh local produce needs to check the latest thansk to LocalHarvest.org & Cornucopia.org

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Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides

Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides | Food Producers | Scoop.it

September 2, 2013 Independent.ie

A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever.

The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.

Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides...

 http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wave-goodbye-to-global-warming-gm-and-pesticides-29525621.html

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

******WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

 

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"HOME: - AN EXQUISITE STORY OF OUR WORLD  The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | Food Producers | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.
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Farmers' Almanac: Super Bowl may be 'Storm Bowl'

Farmers' Almanac: Super Bowl may be 'Storm Bowl' | Food Producers | Scoop.it
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," ''bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter (Farmers' Almanac predicts winter storms will hit first outdoor Super Bowl in years:
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2013 weather has worked against many potato growers so far - Grand Forks Herald

2013 weather has worked against many potato growers so far
Grand Forks Herald
In contrast to the research's long-term promise, many North Dakota and Minnesota potato growers have major short-term concerns about their crops.
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