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Food TV ads for children drop, as web, mobile marketing rise amid ...

Food TV ads for children drop, as web, mobile marketing rise amid ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Food companies cut spending on television ads that market less-healthy food in the U.S. to children and increased marketing on the Internet and through mobile devices, according to a Federal Trade Commission report.
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The Racket Over Rabbit: Whole Foods’ Newest Meat Causes a Furor

The Racket Over Rabbit: Whole Foods’ Newest Meat Causes a Furor | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Whole Foods falls down the ethical rabbit hole of selling coveted, controversial bunny meat.
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Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Panasonic, Fujitsu and other Japanese technology firms, looking f...
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, August 26, 7:33 PM

I think this is a neat idea!

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Start a Community Seed Project

Start a Community Seed Project | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Across the country, people are reclaiming seed as a public resource for local food and gardening communities. We encourage you to start your own community seed project, and keep this amazing momentum growing. Our Community Seed Toolkit resources are free, adaptable, informative, and meant to be shared, just like seed. Whether you are a beginner…
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 25, 5:30 AM

Let's get started.

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Baker Creek Keeps History Alive Through Seeds

Baker Creek Keeps History Alive Through Seeds | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is home to more than 1,600 seed varieties, serving customers all over the world from its warehouse in Missouri.
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Rochester, Minnesota Aquaponic Startup Takes Farm-to-Fork to a Whole New Level

Rochester, Minnesota Aquaponic Startup Takes Farm-to-Fork to a Whole New Level | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Many restaurants boast a farm-to-fork experience, but how many diners are able to eat food harvested right before it arrives on their table? Fresh with Edge, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, ...
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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
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Wal-Mart Makes Organic Cheaper, but at What Cost? (COST, WFM, WMT)

Wal-Mart Makes Organic Cheaper, but at What Cost? (COST, WFM, WMT) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart is challenging the logic that organic food has to be expensive, but that sets it at odds with other businesses and may put consumers off the brand. - Andrew Marder - Consumer Goods
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Apply for a Grant

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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 17, 5:46 AM

Nice veggies!!!

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Ride 4 Real Food

Ride 4 Real Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
  Ride 4 Real Food Interview by Sonya Allin Photos by Monique Kelemen, Sonya Allin and Robin Sutherland  September 14th will see the 4th annual Ride4RealFood, a city-to-farm cycling event that enables low-income Torontonians to access healthy, locally grown food.  We had a chance ...
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Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom

Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hydroponics and aquaponics offer a wide variety of lessons for teachers to inspire creativity & problem solving. Get more info on teaching hydroponics here.
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Detroit Produce Peddlers: Delivering Fresh Food on Two Wheels

Detroit Produce Peddlers: Delivering Fresh Food on Two Wheels | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While Detroit's urban farming movement has been generating excitement for more than a decade, the city's bicycling scene has been turning heads lately as well. Over the past few years, new bike lan...
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Giving away my last dollar to end food waste

Giving away my last dollar to end food waste | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rob Greenfield is donating the last $421 on him to Food Shift and cycling to NYC living on dumpster food to raise awareness about food waste.
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White House to Honor Kale-Growing Marine Veteran, Wife - Times of San Diego

White House to Honor Kale-Growing Marine Veteran, Wife - Times of San Diego | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Organic farmers from Archi's Acres Organic Farming Enterprise which grows basil, kale and other herbs and produce launched the venture eight years ago.
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OpenFarm: Learn to Grow Anything

OpenFarm: Learn to Grow Anything | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Help us build the Wikipedia for farming and gardening!
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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 25, 9:39 AM

This is an encouraging trend

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Clif Bar Supports Growing Interest in Seed Banking | Sustainable Brands

Clif Bar Supports Growing Interest in Seed Banking | Sustainable Brands | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Seed Matters, an initiative of the Clif Bar Foundation, has launched a new program to support the nation’s growing interest in seed saving and sharing. Increasing interest in community seed banks, swaps and gardens is a natural extension of the rapid growth in the organic, local and slow food movements.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 25, 5:31 AM

There are some very important reasons for seed gathering

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10 Ways to Use Extra Garden Vegetables

10 Ways to Use Extra Garden Vegetables | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If your garden did well this year, there’s only so much tomato sauce you can make and so many zucchini breads you can freeze before you realize there’s just no way you’re going to be able to eat your garden’s bounty by yourself. Thankfully, there are many of ways to make good use of the surplus. After all, the average American wastes over 20 pounds of food each month – don’t let your overflowing garden add even more to this number!
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Google Maps' Former Lead Data Scientist Is Now Building The World's Largest Plant Library

Google Maps' Former Lead Data Scientist Is Now Building The World's Largest Plant Library | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A San Francisco startup that makes eggless egg products is now on a mission to catalog the world's plants in an effort to create better animal-less...
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Farmbox Direct offers the easiest way to get organic groceries yet

Farmbox Direct offers the easiest way to get organic groceries yet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The service delivers a once-weekly box of beautiful, super fresh organic produce right to your door.
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Veterans look to farming to grow and heal

Veterans look to farming to grow and heal | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- More and more veterans are looking to farming as a way to recover from their war experiences and earn a living.
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Ride 4 Real Food 2014 - YouTube

http://www.parc.donorpages.com/Ride4RealFood2014 Sign up today for the R4RF -- September 14 Ride4RealFood is about raising funds for better food security in ...
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The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years

The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One meal in San Francisco provides a glimpse at the future of food--and it sure looks fancy.
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State Responds to Seed Library Controversy | The Allegheny Front

State Responds to Seed Library Controversy | The Allegheny Front | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Recent headlines might make you think twice about sharing seeds in Pennsylvania. Some have warned, "Seed Libraries Outlawed in Pennsylvania." News articles call the state agriculture department zealous regulators, and comments say they're stomping out local food diversity. But the state says these stories are just plain wrong.
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Featured Farmer: The Koru Collaborative

Featured Farmer: The Koru Collaborative | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Today's featured farmer is the Koru Collaborative, growing in New York. Farmer Teryl Chapel and his team have been busy. They've recently installed several aquaponic and greenwall systems in restaurants and other urban sites.
Teryl has this update to share with the Upstart Farmers Community:
The roof garden at Page Restaurant.
"The 2 edible greenwalls and aquaponic grow [system] I installed for Page Restaurant in Sag Harbor are doing well and being harvested regularly. I have trained a young employee of the restaurant to manage all three systems."

The Harlem Rooftop at the Kennedy Center has a recently installed green wall. 
"We just planted our first 16 out of 50 towers at the Harlem rooftop site at the Kennedy Center and tied the towers in with our 2 deepwater troughs. For a young aquaponic system, it is doing pretty well in spite of aphid problems. We introduced ladybugs and have been manually washing the plants. The aphids seem to especially favor the Russian Red Kale."
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