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The Future of Food: 11 Unique Urban Farming Projects

The Future of Food: 11 Unique Urban Farming Projects | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Cities around the world are becoming hot beds for urban farming. We look at some compelling ideas in Japan, the U.K. and the U.S., from personal projects to multimillion dollar innovations.
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Permaculture is Revolution disguised as Organic Gardening

Permaculture is Revolution disguised as Organic Gardening | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
David Holmgren, one of the founders of Permaculture, explains how this evolving system has the potential to transform our relationship to Ecology.
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Moringa is the newest superfood you should know about

Moringa is the newest superfood you should know about | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Move aside, goji and açaí! There's a newcomer on the block that deserves some serious attention.
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Who you callin' ugly? Join the campaign to end food waste now!

Who you callin' ugly? Join the campaign to end food waste now! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A petition calls on Whole Foods and Wal-Mart to start selling ugly produce instead of throwing it away -- an act that can benefit everyone.
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The end of urban sprawl? Ambitious plan to fit CITY inside skyscraper

The end of urban sprawl? Ambitious plan to fit CITY inside skyscraper | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The 'Vertical City' project, overseen by Luca Curci, an architect based in Bari, Italy, features a slick-looking tower, which would be population-dense and able to hold 2,500 people at any time.
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Fighting Climate Change and Food Waste With ‘Imperfect Produce’

Fighting Climate Change and Food Waste With ‘Imperfect Produce’ | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Major grocery chain pilots program selling imperfect produce, at a discount.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 19, 11:34 AM

A good move to counteract our insistence on perfect produce.

Eric Larson's curator insight, July 20, 8:26 AM

Would you eat this produce?

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Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Oregon State researchers have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when cooked but has twice the nutritional value of kale.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 20, 8:26 AM

Healthier than Kale?

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Starter Size MicroFarm, Choose from Variety of Wonderful Micro Herbs/Greens Single Crop Fits Countertop Units

Starter Size MicroFarm, Choose from Variety of Wonderful Micro Herbs/Greens Single Crop Fits Countertop Units | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This is the Starter MicroFarm kit that will grow out a single crop of your selected Micro Herb/Green variety. Each kit contains one grow tray and top
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 20, 8:28 AM

Micro-farms and micro-herbs.

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Lights, Camera ... FOOD FOOD

Lights, Camera ... FOOD FOOD | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
TerraFarms was honored to be chosen to help put together the HGH India 2015, FOOD FOOD Lounge for the SK Group being held in Mumbai. Representing the FOOD FOOD network and Chef Kapoor was an...
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Seawater greenhouses to bring life to the desert

Seawater greenhouses to bring life to the desert | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Greenhouses that will use seawater to grow crops in one of the hottest and driest places on earth will be designed by researchers at Aston University working with industry partners as part of an international project.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 16, 11:40 AM

Imagine flowers in the desert.

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Emanuel tries again to start produce bus in food deserts

Emanuel tries again to start produce bus in food deserts | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday took another crack at launching a produce bus project that aims to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to parts of Chicago that lack them after a similar city-backed initiative failed two years ago.
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Follow Your Food: The Strange Journeys of the Things We Eat

Follow Your Food: The Strange Journeys of the Things We Eat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
TakePart's new series tracks ingredients as they make their way from around the world to the grocery store.
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Tour The US PAVILION AT EXPO 2015 in MILANO

Tour The US PAVILION AT EXPO 2015 in MILANO | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Designed by Biber Architects the now open building of US PAVILION at EXPO 2015 in Milan has an airy feel with a mobile vertical farm that runs the length of the 35,000-square-foot pavilion. In addition a boardwalk is made of recycled lumber from Coney Island and a roof covered in Smart Glass panels.
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Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform? | Civil Eats

Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform? | Civil Eats | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When it comes to improving the food on today's hospital trays, some medical institutions are finding that onsite farms are the next logical step.
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Plant 'milkers' seek molecules for medicines and make-up

Plant 'milkers' seek molecules for medicines and make-up | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By Gilbert Reilhac LARONXE, France (Reuters) - A quiet village in eastern France is home to an unusual greenhouse. Farmers at the site in Laronxe, about 100 km (60 miles) from Strasbourg, are growing plants in an unconventional way so they can "milk" them for rare molecules that could be used in medicines, cosmetics and agrochemicals. ...
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What are the Best Crops For Vertical Farming?

What are the Best Crops For Vertical Farming? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Wondering what the best crops for vertical farming or vertical gardening are? We'll tell you what grows best for us and some crops to avoid. Farm on!
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO) - YouTube

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat. Connect with Last Week Tonight online.....
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Education

Education | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We believe education is the key to the future and our Micro Farm ONE classroom units can engage and supplement learning at any level. Leading to an interdisciplinary approach to learning that is...
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 20, 8:24 AM

Interesting???

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Garden Tower Project Is a Natural Fit in Budding Las Vegas Green Community

Garden Tower Project Is a Natural Fit in Budding Las Vegas Green Community | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) July 18, 2015 -- Las Vegas schools, businesses and residents growing organic gardens in just 4 square feet with less water than conventional gardening with the http://www.gardentowerproject.com [Garden Tower 2. __title__ ]
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GMO study finds 'indications of harmful and adverse effects'

GMO study finds 'indications of harmful and adverse effects' | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new biosafety report for the Norwegian Environment Agency says GM foods cannot be declared safe due to major gaps in the science, writes Nafeez Ahmed. Indeed research clearly indicates harmful and adverse impacts to both health and environment. But Monsanto insists that GMOs are just as safe as, or even safer than, conventional crops.

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Jim Hall's curator insight, July 16, 9:41 PM

Singing to the choir, but hope this reaches out to those that should know.

Eric Larson's curator insight, July 20, 8:25 AM

Serious challenges.

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How will we live tomorrow? An AgTech Perspective - YouTube

On July 9th, we got a call from a guy named paul who is biking across the country and asking people one question: How will we live tomorrow? This is Nate's a...
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 20, 8:27 AM

Interesting question?

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The Teacher Who Turned His Classroom Into A Farm | Humanity FTW - YouTube

A life-long Bronx resident and educator, Stephen Ritz has come up with a unique way to engage his students and change their surroundings. Help Steve bring Gr...
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Can Organic Food Feed the World?

Can Organic Food Feed the World? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Organic food has acquired the taste of success.
While still a tiny portion of food production overall, organic products have gotten more space on supermarket shelves in recent years. Stores and restaurants that specialize in organic food have grown in popularity. Farmers and others who grow and process organics have been reporting big increases in demand and sales.


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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 14, 7:57 PM

Organic food is truly better for you.