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Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built...

Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The cities of the future will have waste-to-energy plants, not shopping malls or churches, at their center, according to urban designer Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE.

At DLD Cities in London, he said "cities have centers that celebrate previous centuries -- in Europe, the cities celebrated spirituality, with cathedrals. After some time, the cathedrals became downtown cores- and celebrations of capitalism and commercialism".

The cities of the future will celebrate "the belief of what keeps us alive" - or elements of the city that make our lives better.

 

Terreform ONE, a green design company in Brooklyn, explores biohacks for the ecological issues facing modern cities. For instance, the waste New York City produces every hour weighs as much as the Statue of Liberty - in the future that waste could be recompacted into building blocks, or recycled "bales". Looking beyond recycling, though, it would be even better to create a city which didn't produce waste in the first place...

That means growing thousands of homes -- building a new suburb could involve twisting, pruning and manipulating large trees into the frames of buildings. "There would be no difference between the home and nature -- it would be something that would be a positive addition to the ecology," explained Joachim.

 

For more information on these innovative concepts, including biomimicry and new green technology proposals for future cities, stop by to read the complete article and visit referenced links on urban sustainability...


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Scotland set for first commercially viable vertical farm

Scotland set for first commercially viable vertical farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Facility at James Hutton Institute to be operational by the autumn, with trials planned in various crops
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Scotland’s first vertical farm paves the way for commercially viable crops - FreshFruitPortal.com

Scotland’s first vertical farm paves the way for commercially viable crops - FreshFruitPortal.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An Omron representative says the facility has the potential to be the first vertical farm in the world that is economically viable.
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Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai's skyscrapers

Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai's skyscrapers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative series investigates a conceptual hydroponic vertical farm nestled among the skyscrapers of Shanghai
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Vertical farming could take horticulture higher

Vertical farming could take horticulture higher | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Vertical farming may not be cheap to get into but it holds plenty of potential to bring ag to the city.
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Scotts Miracle-Gro homing in on ‘big vision’ for hydroponics as state-legal cannabis grows

Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Jim Hagedorn underscores the firm's "big vision" for hydroponics and its Hawthorne subsidiary as more state marijuana laws change.
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Green for greens: Bowery, though a newcomer to indoor vertical farming, has won over some big-name backers for its Kearny operation | NJBIZ

Green for greens: Bowery, though a newcomer to indoor vertical farming, has won over some big-name backers for its Kearny operation | NJBIZ | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
“Go ahead and try it,” Irving Fain said, as he handed out clippings of lemon sorrel and sweet kale under the bright white lights of the indoor vertical farm.
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This Low-Cost Greenhouse Is Designed To Help The Poorest Farmers

This Low-Cost Greenhouse Is Designed To Help The Poorest Farmers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Greenhouse in a Box gives Indian farmers a cheap way to make sure their crops are safe from pests and heat.
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To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities

To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This CEO and co-founder is focusing his efforts on sustainable farming -- one city at a time.
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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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Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store

Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
To paraphrase science fiction writer William Gibson, the farm of the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.
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Bowery Raises $20M to Build Vertical Farms

Company will use the money to open its second vertical farm and continue to invest in its technology platform.
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More Plant-Based Foods Coming to Supermarkets With PBFA Fund

More Plant-Based Foods Coming to Supermarkets With PBFA Fund | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Making plant-based foods more accessible is the focus of the new Plant Based Foods Association's Research and Education Fund.
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How Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk is disrupting farming with 'food revolution'

How Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk is disrupting farming with 'food revolution' | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Kimbal Musk - Elon's brother - just opened a shipping container farm compound in New York City.
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Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant

Dirt has a microbiome, and it may double as an antidepressant | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
No one would blame you for not wanting your body to be infested with creatures from your garden. But maybe you should rethink your position. Your garden has its own microbiome, and research suggests it's good for you. Our health depends on the flourishing microbiome in our guts—and on how much of the natura
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Germany: 18,000m2 Vertical Farming Facility in Mittweida

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Australia’s first ‘rescued food’ supermarket opens today

Australia’s first ‘rescued food’ supermarket opens today | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Reducing food waste and supporting the community, The OzHarvest Market operates on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ model. Win-win, really.
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Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling?

Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As the world's population continues to balloon, the growing need for an advanced form of food production is needed now more than ever.
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"The Power of a Plant" by Stephen Ritz is Available May 2 but you can pre-order now!

"The Power of a Plant" by Stephen Ritz is Available May 2 but you can pre-order now! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Stephen Ritz's highly anticipated new book, The Power of a Plant is Available May 2 but you can pre-order now! The founder of the Green Bronx Machine
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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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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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