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Poor Urban Design and America’s Health

Poor Urban Design and America’s Health | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
After seeing an elderly woman walking with groceries on sweltering day, with little hope of find public transportation, Dr. Richard Jackson realized that the very way we have built American could be a threat to our health.
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WNY cardiologist heeds nutritional research, loses 80 pounds - The Buffalo News

WNY cardiologist heeds nutritional research, loses 80 pounds - The Buffalo News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Dr. Chad Teeters rarely talked nutrition with his patients until last year. He didn’t learn much about it in medical school and his lifestyle as a busy doctor…
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Mashambas: A Skyscraper Project to Reduce Hunger and Poverty [Africa] | Trendland

Mashambas: A Skyscraper Project to Reduce Hunger and Poverty [Africa] | Trendland | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Trendland delivers daily fresh content of Art, Design, Travel, photography and culture.
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You want fresh? Dallas' Central Market is growing salad behind the store  | Retail | Dallas News

You want fresh? Dallas' Central Market is growing salad behind the store  | Retail | Dallas News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fresh is a word that’s used loosely in the grocery business.To the consumer, everything in the produce section is fresh. But most fruit
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Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest

Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Industrial fertilizers help feed billions of people every year, but they remain beyond the reach of many of the world’s poorest farmers. Now, researchers have engineered microbes that, when added to soil, make fertilizer on demand, producing plants that grow 1.5 times larger than crops not exposed to the bugs or other synthetic fertilizers. 

The advance, reported here this week at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, could help farmers in the poorest parts of the world increase their crop yields and combat chronic malnutrition. A key component of fertilizer is nitrogen, an element essential for building everything from DNA to proteins. 


Nitrogen is all around us, comprising 80% of the air we breathe. But that nitrogen is inert, bound up in molecules that plants and people can’t access. Some microbes have evolved proteins called nitrogenases that can split apart nitrogen molecules in the air and weld that nitrogen to hydrogen to make ammonia and other compounds that plants can absorb to get their nitrogen. 


 The industrial process for making fertilizer, invented more than a century ago by a pair of German chemists—Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch—carries out that same molecular knitting.


 But the Haber-Bosch process, as it’s now known, necessitates high pressures and temperatures to work. It also requires a source of molecular hydrogen (H2)—typically methane—which is the chief component of natural gas. Methane itself isn’t terribly expensive. But the need to build massive chemical plants to convert methane and nitrogen into ammonia, as well as the massive infrastructure needed to distribute it, prevents many poor countries from easy access to fertilizer.



Des microorganismes génétiquement modifiés pour fournir des nutriments aux plantes  bonne lecture (PAM)


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Sasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in Shanghai

Sasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in Shanghai | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
With nearly 24 million inhabitants to feed and a decline in the availability and quality of agricultural land, the Chinese megacity o
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Jerome TOUVERON's curator insight, April 5, 7:48 PM
Shanghai is an ideal city for vertical farming... Discover here why...
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Hydroponic Greenhouses

We have recently installed two hydroponic greenhouses on our farm. Courtesy of ZipGrow we are seeing great progress!
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Jerome TOUVERON's curator insight, April 1, 4:27 PM
A video showing and explaining a hydronic and vertical farming...
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Restore Rural America with Small-Scale Farming | Civil Eats

Restore Rural America with Small-Scale Farming | Civil Eats | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Creating jobs, rebuilding economies, and protecting ecosystems; small-scale farming offers a more humane path to prosperity.
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Cindy Burnside Peterson's curator insight, March 29, 11:53 PM

Getting back to knowing what we are putting in our stomachs -- sounds like a lot better plan to me.

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Olive Trunk Farm Seizes the Opportunity to Feed Texas Town

Olive Trunk Farm Seizes the Opportunity to Feed Texas Town | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It took a bout of food poisoning to convince Scott Rowdon to grow his own food, but now the Texas farmer is growing fresh, healthy food at Olive Trunk Farm.
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Elon Musk’s brother is waging war on America's food system—here’s what he eats instead

Elon Musk’s brother is waging war on America's food system—here’s what he eats instead | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Kimbal Musk is expanding his line of healthy, affordable restaurants.
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The Fruits of Our Labor

The Fruits of Our Labor | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Just growing our great microgreens and shoots is a first step to unlocking all the nutrition and goodness found in these tiny powerhouses. Today a quick snapshot of how we used two of our trays i
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Microgreens ..
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The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Farm - Upstart University

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Farm - Upstart University | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We reviewed all of the successful farmers we know (a lot) and broke down their startup process to create a 12 step guide to starting a farm.
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Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 28, 6:40 AM
12 step guide to starting a farm~
Cindy Burnside Peterson's curator insight, March 28, 9:35 AM

This looks interesting -- a 21st century approach to farming.

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Farm-to-Table Amenities Yield Profits

Farm-to-Table Amenities Yield Profits | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Even on small infill sites, residential builders and developers are making room for vegetable gardens.
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Prescriptions For Fresh Produce, And Other World Changing Ideas In Food

Prescriptions For Fresh Produce, And Other World Changing Ideas In Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Learn about the winner of the food category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards–and the other innovative finalists.
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Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 21, 9:40 AM
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Shanghai is planning a massive 100-hectare vertical farm to feed 24 million people

Shanghai is planning a massive 100-hectare vertical farm to feed 24 million people | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
International architecture firm Sasaki just unveiled plans for a spectacular 100 hectare urban farm set amidst the soaring skyscapers of Shanghai.
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Shoots & Sprouts, Raising the Nutrition Bar - Grow and Sprout Your Own

Shoots & Sprouts, Raising the Nutrition Bar - Grow and Sprout Your Own | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If you search on Google for Peas Shoots or Sprouted Peas, you will find there are millions of articles and highlights of the topics. You can see many articles highlighting the amazing nutrition to be found in these tasty additions to your diet. AND you can grow them in your home in just a few days! There is a big difference to growing both, so this kit gives you the supplies and tools (wide mouth jar not included) to grow both in your home. Pea sprouts are sprouted in a jar with just water and will be ready to eat in 2-4 days depending on how much sprout you like emerging (see photo of sprouts at 3 days). Pea shoots on the other hand are pea microgreens that are grown in our coir growing media for 10-21 days depending on your taste. We harvest the shoots as the first tendrils start to emerge and each plant will give you 2-3 shoots before exhausting the initial nutrients. The kit includes: 3 pre measured packs of our sprouting pea mix (organic & non GMO) sprouting screen to use with your own wide mouth mason jar (at least a pint) 3 pre measured packs of our pea shoot seeds (organic & non GMO) 1 Wonder Soil custom blend (worm castings & kelp) wafer of compressing coir that is enough for 3 crops of pea shoots 1 growing tray and humidity cover for germinating and growing (made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles) 1 small spray bottle to mist seeds during germination
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The Promised (Farm)Land – The Greenhouse – Medium

The Promised (Farm)Land – The Greenhouse – Medium | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Conventional farming isn’t as glamorous as it once was. The hours are long and grueling, farm expenses are on the rise, and farm incomes have dwindled despite consumers paying higher prices at the…
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Organic vs. traditional hydroponic production: the top 3 differences

Organic vs. traditional hydroponic production: the top 3 differences | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When it comes to changing from conventional to organic hydroponic production methods, there are three main areas that growers find most challenging. Tyler Baras, special projects manager at Hort Americas in Bedford, Texas, said growers are increasingly inquiring about organic hydroponic production. Baras is running hydroponic production trials comparing organic and conventional production methods in…
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How Millennials Will Forever Change America's Farmlands

How Millennials Will Forever Change America's Farmlands | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The key to reviving America’s agricultural economy is casting aside the sentimental images we associate with farming.
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The growing trend of vertical farming

The growing trend of vertical farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Aerofarms’ urban agriculture has converted a former steel plant in Newark, N.J. into a high-yield farm
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Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations | Civil Eats

Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations | Civil Eats | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The “mean-spirited” budget proposal would cut key programs supporting farmworkers, agricultural communities, low-income Americans, local farms, and more.
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Google confirms the Plant-Based Revolution is coming!

Google confirms the Plant-Based Revolution is coming! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A fitness and nutritional resource for vegans and those following a plant-based diet.
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Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 28, 6:18 AM
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Space Farming Is Not So Different From The Local Foods Movement - Galactic Farms

Space Farming Is Not So Different From The Local Foods Movement - Galactic Farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
by Melissa Pernell Space farming research can help us improve controlled environment agriculture (CEA) systems so we can grow our food in a more resource conservative manner. Controlled Environment Agriculture: Indoor growing environments that rely on pumps to circulate fertilizer in a water solution (i.e. hydroponics) and use energy efficient technology such as LEDs to …
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Food Price Index rises in seventh consecutive month led by increasing wheat prices - Farming UK News

Food Price Index rises in seventh consecutive month led by increasing wheat prices - Farming UK News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Food Price Index rose slightly in February

Via CIMMYT, Int.
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