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Off the Charts, Literally: Australia So Hot They Had to Add Colors to the Weather Map

Off the Charts, Literally: Australia So Hot They Had to Add Colors to the Weather Map | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It's official, 2012 was a record year for heat in the US, and 2013 is already turning out to be historic for Australia, a country that is used to extreme heat, but nothing quite like what they're getting now.
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Farm in a box produces an acre's worth of crops in a shipping container

Farm in a box produces an acre's worth of crops in a shipping container | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Along with "exponentially higher" yields, the CropBox promises that their complete growing system also uses 90% less water and 80% less fertilizer than conventional agriculture does.
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Containers are being put to quite a few innovative uses now days as dwellings and others like this Cropbox ~

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7 food trends of 2015 that embrace health and sustainability

7 food trends of 2015 that embrace health and sustainability | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Some years see food fads that bring shudders to the green- and salubrious-inclined, but 2015 has ushered in some fashionable noshes that we can live with.

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Educator Spotlight: Bob Hooper and the Farm on Wheels

Educator Spotlight: Bob Hooper and the Farm on Wheels | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bob Hooper uses an innovative Farm On Wheels design to bring aquaponics into the STEM classroom for kindergarten through 6th grade. Learn more about it here
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The ELF could replace a car for a lot of people

The ELF could replace a car for a lot of people | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Snow might shut down Raleigh-Durham but this trike just keeps going.
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Why the Strawberry Industry is Failing (And What’s Going to Happen Next)

Why the Strawberry Industry is Failing (And What’s Going to Happen Next) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The strawberry industry boomed with the introduction of new techniques and pesticides. Read a summary of that history and a prediction for what will happen next.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, March 4, 10:10 AM

Strawberry farming becoming a challenge.

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Some California farmers to go without federal water

Some California farmers to go without federal water | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, March 4, 10:10 AM

Water is precious in California.

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A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World's First Vertical Farms

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World's First Vertical Farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to Jackson.
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Now You Don't Have a REASON Not to TRY Our Shots!!!

Now You Don't Have a REASON Not to TRY Our Shots!!! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have had a lot of interest in our Matcha Sole Daily Shots but many are put off by the need to buy our 4 oz. bottles. We packaged our Matcha Sole Shots in a smaller 1 oz. size that will be...
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Testing Hydroponics Nutrients - YouTube

In this video, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech and Haydn Christensen of BayBerry Fresh talk about testing hydroponics nutrients for hobby or commercial hy...
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Ask the Doc: Episode #3 - Crude Protein for Fish, Organic Nutrients and Worms?!

Ask the Doc: Episode #3 - Crude Protein for Fish, Organic Nutrients and Worms?! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Coffee leaf tea is the hottest new beverage

Coffee leaf tea is the hottest new beverage | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Not only is coffee leaf tea delicious and nutritious, but it also offers a more stable source of income for coffee growers in Latin America.
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Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 23, 4:30 PM

Surprising??? Not really!!!

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Three Sci-Fi Designs for the Future of Farming | WIRED

Three Sci-Fi Designs for the Future of Farming | WIRED | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Three scenarios for what farming might be like in 2115, when bioterrorism and weather manipulation are commonplace.
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The best product we've ever made...

The best product we've ever made... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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ZipGrow Green Walls are almost here ... you can preorder now 

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Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz

Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In mid-February, the government released a scientific report that will shape its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Think of it as America's basic nutrition policy. Most people who read the report would have viewed it as a snore; not much has changed.

Yes, the report lifted the longstanding advice to limit cholesterol in foods. That boils down to dropping advice to limit egg yolks. Liver is high in cholesterol, but rarely eaten. Shrimp is high in cholesterol, but so low in saturated fat -- the prime driver of high blood cholesterol -- that its cholesterol hardly matters.

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Classroom Farming

Classroom Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Growing classroom minds and pioneering agricultural literacy through Farm on Wheels
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Eric Larson's curator insight, March 4, 10:08 AM

Exciting classroom ideas.

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Questions? Ask Dr. Nate Storey - Hydro & Aquaponics Expert

Questions? Ask Dr. Nate Storey - Hydro & Aquaponics Expert | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Questions about aquaponics, hydroponics, vertical farming, commercial farming? Ask Bright Agrotech's Dr. Nate Storey - The aquaponics expert.
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Episode 4 ... Seed Quality, Fish Tanks and Fingerlings in Strange Places!

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The Green Bronx Machine CAN!

The Green Bronx Machine CAN! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Help the Green Bronx Machine build the National Health and Wellness Center at PS 55 in the South Bronx.
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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World (And The Embarrassing U.S. Equivalent)

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World (And The Embarrassing U.S. Equivalent) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazingif you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, March 4, 10:11 AM

School lunches.

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A Thirsty, Violent World - The New Yorker

A Thirsty, Violent World - The New Yorker | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Growing hunger and the struggle to find clean water for billions of people are clearly connected.
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growing food in the city via hydroponics can go a long way in solving an enormous problem ...

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What is Hydroponics? A Brief Introduction - YouTube

Hydroponics is simply growing plants without the use of soil. Dig deeper in this post: http://brightagrotech.com/what-is-hydroponics In this video, vertical ...
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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.
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Unintended Consequences Or Strange Synergies

Unintended Consequences Or Strange Synergies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
During a recent conversation I had with a chef about ingredients like our original solein combination with things. The point jogged a memory of one of my first impressions of using the sole. I had...
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How About A Microgreen Forest ...

How About A Microgreen Forest ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fun kit with dun pea microgreens. Seeded with some space, the peas grew up and TALL, photos are of plants at 12 days. These really fun to grow microgreens can be multiple harvested. Simply snip off...
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Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden

Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Combining common hardware store parts with readily available micro-controllers yields an automated vertical hydroponic garden system for indoors or outdoor growing.
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