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Why are 47 million Americans on food stamps? It’s the recession — mostly.

Why are 47 million Americans on food stamps? It’s the recession — mostly. | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
There's a fairly basic question at the center of the food-stamp debate in Congress: Why has the program grown so rapidly? (RT @bradplumer: Why are 47 million Americans on food stamps? It’s the recession — mostly.
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Pacific Island Trials Aquaponics for Food Supply. Will Cities be Next? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Pacific Island Trials Aquaponics for Food Supply. Will Cities be Next? | Sustainable Cities Collective | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Such systems, if properly managed, can produce very high yields relative to conventional farming – especially precious when land is limited. They must have a role in local production within cities, too.
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Starbucks buys first coffee farm, will research devastating leaf rust - AlertNet

Starbucks buys first coffee farm, will research devastating leaf rust - AlertNet | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
RT @AlertNet: Starbucks buys first #coffee farm, to research devastating leaf rust in Central America http://t.co/xx6mvBH90H #centralamerica #agriculture
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Study Suggests How to Produce Food for 2050’s Population of 9 Billion ~ GANADERÍA MÉXICO

Study Suggests How to Produce Food for 2050’s Population of 9 Billion ~ GANADERÍA MÉXICO | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
RT @agriculturamex: STUDY SUGGESTS HOW TO PRODUCE FOOD FOR 2050’S POPULATION OF 9 BILLION #Agriculture #Agricultura http://t.co/8lTAE6h4 http://t.co/01CIeLLx
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Half of world's food 'is wasted'

Half of world's food 'is wasted' | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
As much as half of the world's food - amounting to two billion tonnes worth - is wasted, a UK-based report claims.
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Sweet Water Organics - Urban Fish and Vegetable Farm - Milwaukee, WI

Sweet Water Organics - Urban Fish and Vegetable Farm - Milwaukee, WI | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Sweet Water Organics is an Urban aquaponic farm that provides quality fish and produce for restaurants, grocery, and consumers while helping to reduce community biowaste. (What an incredible example of aquaponics at work!
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Boston hopes to plant seed for commercial agriculture to flourish - Boston Globe

Boston hopes to plant seed for commercial agriculture to flourish - Boston Globe | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Boston hopes to plant seed for commercial agriculture to flourish
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Proposed new zoning rules would allow for and promote commercial agriculture ventures, which are largely prohibited in the city under current regulations.
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Other communities could see revitalization if they would change their zoning codes. This could bring greater access to healthy, locally sourced food.

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Motivating Food Shoppers To Make Healthy Choices - Kaiser Health News

Researchers at RAND found offering rebates for healthy foods can lead to shifts in diets, which could have public policy implications. (Vemma Drink Motivating Food Shoppers To Make Healthy Choices - Kaiser Health News: Motivating Food Shoppers To...
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UrbanFarmers | Edgeryders | Wellington Aquaponics

UrbanFarmers | Edgeryders | Wellington Aquaponics | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Growing food on city rooftops? That is urban farming! (UrbanFarmers | Edgeryders | @scoopit via @urbaform via @Demetric_Castro http://t.co/Zzmgo90u)
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The Folly of Big Agriculture Fighting Nature - Organic Connections

The Folly of Big Agriculture Fighting Nature - Organic Connections | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on getting rid of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to reassert itself.
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2013 will be 'crucial year' for food and agriculture supply chain | SHD Logistics News

2013 will be 'crucial year' for food and agriculture supply chain | SHD Logistics News | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The next 12 months will be a 'crucial year' for the food and agricultural supply chain, according to the president of the National Farmers' Union (NFU).
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Aquaponics For Vegetarians | The Organic View Radio Show

Aquaponics For Vegetarians | The Organic View Radio Show | urban entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The perfect solution to being able to grow your own food is aquaponics. However, you do not have to eat the fish! All you need is knowledge! (Tom Cooley’s Approach To #Aquaponics Rocks the #Vegetarian World!
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Although some people do not prefer the fish, they do add great nutrients to the food that is grown along with them. Harvesting both crops can allow vegetarian business owners another stream of income to fish eaters.

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