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Vertical farming can prevent outbrakes like this

Vertical farming can prevent outbrakes like this | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

This is the reason why we need to be serious about food security and why vertical farming in a controlled environment is so important to secure food in all areas of the world without the risk of microorganism killing our food needed to feed the planet


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Enjoy Your Romaine Lettuce—While It Lasts

Enjoy Your Romaine Lettuce—While It Lasts | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While the Central Valley's farm economy reels under the strain of drought, farms in the Salinas Valley are operating on all cylinders.
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Montreal's impressive food recovery program will expand throughout Quebec

Montreal's impressive food recovery program will expand throughout Quebec | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A partnership between Moisson Montreal and the largest grocery chains in the province will continue to salvage hundreds of tons of food that would otherwise be discarded.
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Reports from the Farm ... MicroFarm that is 

Reports from the Farm ... MicroFarm that is  | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One of our early adopters, Ethel from Hawaii, was kind enough to share her initial experiences with the new MicroFarm ONE+ unit. She reports " Just wanted to share with you the  microgreens under...
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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.

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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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Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimers, MicroHerbs, MicroFarming

Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimers, MicroHerbs, MicroFarming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There have been all sorts of references to miracle cures that increasingly plague us as we are living longer and becoming more and more unwell as a society.  The Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, and...
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Garden Cress Kit - great source of Vit K, C, Carotenoids, + Cancer Fighter (2 crops)

Garden Cress Kit - great source of Vit K, C, Carotenoids, + Cancer Fighter (2 crops) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In India and Europe, the medicinal properties of garden cress (Lepidium sativum) have been recognized for centuries. This culinary and healing herb has a tangy, peppery taste similar to leaf mustard and watercress since it is related to both. Its distinctive flavor and high nutritional value makes garden cress a tasty and healthy addition to salads, smoothies, omelettes, sandwiches and all sorts of dishes.It has been studied extensively and extracts are showing effectiveness on breast cancer cel
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The dark side of the superfood craze

The dark side of the superfood craze | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Superfoods are seen as silver bullets by many health seekers, but the label is completed unregulated. Is it really worth the premium?
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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?