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Up to half of world’s food goes to waste, report says

Up to half of world’s food goes to waste, report says | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Some two billion tonnes of food ends up as waste every year, and everyone from farmers to supermarket chains to finicky customers is to blame. (CONSERVATION not just Technology will save the planet: Up to half of world’s food goes to waste...
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What is a Green Wall?

What is a Green Wall? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Living Green Walls have the potential to revolutionize our city walls and our backyard fences with fresh, incredibly local, healthy food. Get excited!
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Become A Food Bank Gardener To Help Those In Need

Become A Food Bank Gardener To Help Those In Need | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A father shows his daughter sprouts at the Vallejo People's Garden in California. (Photo: USFS Region 5/Flickr)

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network.

It hurts when your stomach is empty. Across the land of plenty that is th...
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Benkirane Nabil's comment, August 29, 6:13 PM
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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, 10:33 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, 8:30 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, 8:46 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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Is the Chick Local?

Is the Chick Local? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm has set out to #SaveBabyChicks
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Aquaponics Academy #9: The Fundamentals of System Design (2) - YouTube

In this episode (http://podcast.brightagrotech.com/episode-9-the-fundamentals-of-aquaponics-system-design-part-2/), Dr. Storey finishes a in depth discussion...
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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, 12:39 PM

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, 8:31 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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