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Vegetables in the Sky; Startup to Bring Year-Round Hydroponic ...

Vegetables in the Sky; Startup to Bring Year-Round Hydroponic ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Although the Swartz family has been farming for three generations, Joe Swartz's Sky Vegetables in Amherst is very different from the typical farm of his father and grandfather.
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Korea to dish up Asia’s first food cluster

Korea to dish up Asia’s first food cluster | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
South Korea is pushing ahead with building Asia’s first food cluster, Foodpolis, to tap into the global food industry, which is expected to be worth up to $6 trillion by 2020. The nation plans to invest 553 billion won ($524 million) in setting up the cluster by 2016. It is currently in talks with up to 160 domestic and foreign companies, colleges and research centers that are vying for a spot at Foodpolis. It has b...

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PAGE: RESTAURANT - Aquaponic Garden

PAGE: RESTAURANT - Aquaponic Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health

Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New research focused on mental wellbeing found that high and low mental wellbeing were consistently associated with an individual's fruit and vegetable consumption. 33.5% of respondents with high mental wellbeing ate five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day, compared with only 6.8% who ate less than one portion.
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Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building

Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A microorganism-fueled facade also fuels a debate about energy efficiency.
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Swept up in Arashi's viral wave at a Hawaii Whole Foods Market - Pacific Business News

Swept up in Arashi's viral wave at a Hawaii Whole Foods Market - Pacific Business News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The newsroom has talked about Arashi's big concerts at Ko Olina for the past month, and somehow this reporter crossed paths with them at the grocery store. The simple picture went viral.
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The GMO-Lobby Loves Lazy Journalists

The GMO-Lobby Loves Lazy Journalists | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I found a facebook post today claiming that a "Study of 100 Billion Animals Finds GMOs Safe." First of all, I consider the source.  Here's what the "I fucking love science" page says about itself: ...

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Attention Farmers: free wireless SNAP terminals! | Seed Capital Kentucky

Attention Farmers: free wireless SNAP terminals! | Seed Capital Kentucky | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Worm composting growing in popularity

Worm composting growing in popularity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Meggie Smith has never liked worms much — she's just not a nature person. But now she's letting about a thousand of the slimy creatures live in her Evanston garage.
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The Question of Real Food: Does it Really Matter What You Eat?

The Question of Real Food: Does it Really Matter What You Eat? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Committing to eating real food can be overwhelming sometimes. Is it worth it?
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A Hackathon for California Agriculture Is Coming Soon

A Hackathon for California Agriculture Is Coming Soon | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
AgTech Roundtable members are working out the details on a drought-focused hackathon that will be hosted at the Farm of the Future, owned by West Hills Community College in Coalinga, Calif.
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[New Episode] What's so special about media-based systems?

[New Episode] What's so special about media-based systems? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Commercial Farming Quick Tip + Aquaponics Conference in San Jose [Tomorrow]

Commercial Farming Quick Tip + Aquaponics Conference in San Jose [Tomorrow] | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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September Green Wall Update - YouTube

Here's a quick video of Sam our Green Wall Guru checking out the Downtown Laramie, WY Green Wall.
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Rob Duke's curator insight, September 10, 11:29 AM

How do we get this kind of food security/urban garden project going in Fairbanks?

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Sudoku, Linear Optimization, and the Ten Cent Diet | Research Blog

Sudoku, Linear Optimization, and the Ten Cent Diet | Research Blog | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Off topic but the tool could have signficant uses for ag related problems ... 

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The Koru Collaborative: Redefining New York Urban Farming

The Koru Collaborative: Redefining New York Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Teryl Chapel & the Koru Collaborative are fundamentally shaping New York Urban Farming scene with aquaponic green walls with ZipGrow towers.
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Building An Aquaponics System: Media-Free Systems

Building An Aquaponics System: Media-Free Systems | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When building an aquaponics system, you can choose from media-based or media-free systems (roots hang freely in the water). Read more on media-free systems.
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Building a Living Green Wall

Building a Living Green Wall | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Building a Living Green Wall can be quick, easy and so rewarding. ZipGrow green walls also make building your own wall simple and affordable. Learn more.
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Some of the Most Nutritious Veggies Are Local

Some of the Most Nutritious Veggies Are Local | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
September is Local Food Month! Most of us know that locally grown vegetables are good for our health. But which vegetables are most nutritious? Ranking highest on a list are local favorites, with watercress as number one, and Chinese cabbage (won bok) coming in second, followed by chard, beet greens and spinach in the top five. These were the results of a recent study that defines and ranked “powerhouse” foods based on their nutrient density.1 To see the full list click here.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 24, 8:58 AM

You really can't beat locally grown or grown at home for nutrient content.

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Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder - NBC News

Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder - NBC News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Eating healthy while poor and pregnant just got harder.Prices of fresh meat and seafood are rising, chipping away at the number of affordable protein choices...

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Why we buy organic and fair trade: Feelings matter

Why we buy organic and fair trade: Feelings matter | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New research identifies the emotions that motivate some people to make ethical choices day after day.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 22, 7:20 AM

Organic verses other?

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Hyperponic farm merges agriculture with technology, innovation and philanthropy

Hyperponic farm merges agriculture with technology, innovation and philanthropy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New urban farms in the Tampa Bay region produce fresh fruits and veggies for consumers, and serve as learning centers for schoolchildren and other community members.
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Soil Science Basics for Beginners

Soil Science Basics for Beginners | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
by Aaron Jerad
It's dark. You are surrounded by giant flesh eating amoebas. You can’t move very fast.... Welcome to the world of the bact
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 16, 10:24 AM

Important information.

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This is what a farmer looks like

This is what a farmer looks like | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
FarmHer documents the badass women who grow our food.

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7 charts that explain America's obesity problem

7 charts that explain America's obesity problem | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New data from the CDC show alarming trends in adult obesity — and a shred of good news.

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Aneolia - abiss® instruments's curator insight, September 8, 1:13 PM

interesting data about obesity in the USA

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Introducing Full Spectrum Hydroponic Nutrients from Sea Solids

Introducing Full Spectrum Hydroponic Nutrients from Sea Solids | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Pictured below is our initial product that we are ready to ship highlighting the nutrient source that we are now using on all our hydroponic microgreen products.  If you follow our last series of...
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