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Interested in Food + Technology? Five Opportunities You Shouldn't Miss - Forbes

Interested in Food + Technology?  Five Opportunities You Shouldn't Miss - Forbes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Photo by Ending Hunger Technology seems to have permeated every aspect of our lives, and food is no exception.
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Microherb mania: from dainty decoration to ingredient heavyweight

Microherb mania: from dainty decoration to ingredient heavyweight | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Move over edible flowers. Microherbs are adorning restaurant dishes everywhere and even making their way into our homes
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Announcing Live Trays 2.0 ...

Announcing Live Trays 2.0 ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce our New Live Trays that will be at Down to Earth Maui on Tuesday of this week. Our new Live trays are a culmination of months of tests and trials and create a new paradigm...
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Organic food to have longer 'life' with superchilling technique

Organic food to have longer 'life' with superchilling technique | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new method keeps salmon fresh for a whole month, without the use of chemicals. The technology is called superchilling, and it lies somewhere between freezing the fish and cooling it down. Now it is about to provide useful help to organic food producers.
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This Desktop Farm Is Like A 3-D Printer For Fresh, Natural Food

This Desktop Farm Is Like A 3-D Printer For Fresh, Natural Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Run a little farm, right on your desk.
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Fresh and Live the Microsoft Way

Fresh and Live the Microsoft Way | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I just read this wonderful article on the way Microsoft has taken on the challenge of providing the finest of fresh foods by going one better and using on site growing to provide live foods that go...
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Vertical farming: A hot new area for investors

Vertical farming: A hot new area for investors | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One of the hottest new areas for early-stage investors right now is vertical farming, says investment banker Craig Lawson.
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Jerome Peloquin's curator insight, July 2, 12:21 PM

I think this is Vertigrow and if it is ... I believe they are out of business

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What Can Restaurants Do in the Fight Against Climate Change?

What Can Restaurants Do in the Fight Against Climate Change? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
San Francisco’s forthcoming The Perennial restaurant and the nonprofit ZeroFoodprint are attempting to make carbon neutral a realistic goal for the food industry.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Jerome Peloquin's curator insight, July 2, 12:28 PM

Aquaponics makes the case for the only real sustainable farming method available ...much more that traditional organic, much more even than Hydroponic ... and it produces both protein and vegetables.  An aquaponic farm makes the perfect backdrop for a sustainable food experience.

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What a Difference a day Makes ...

What a Difference a day Makes ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
24 little hours ... these photos highlight how our microgreens are responding to the LED lighting in our new MicroFarm ONE+ unit. The plants love the lights as you can see and are filling out rapidly...
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90 percent of US could live on food grown entirely within 100 miles

90 percent of US could live on food grown entirely within 100 miles | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New farmland-mapping research shows the country’s surprising potential when it comes to eating more locally.
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What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food

What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Only about 8 percent of people stick to their New Year's resolution. Food writer Megan Kimble is one of them. Back in January of 2012, the then-26-year-old made a goal to eat only unprocessed foods fo
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Eric Larson's curator insight, June 25, 12:36 PM

Unprocessed foods???

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Report shows overweight Americans headed toward more severe obesity

Report shows overweight Americans headed toward more severe obesity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
According to the latest data in the US, some 37% of women and 35% of men are obese, outnumbering the percentages of people who are just overweight
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Can Vertical Gardens End World Hunger?

Can Vertical Gardens End World Hunger? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Israeli startup GreenWall, which installs vertical gardens, hopes to end world hunger by growing rice, corn and wheat on buildings.
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Russian Deputy PM Confirms ‘Clean Products’ Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture

Russian Deputy PM Confirms ‘Clean Products’ Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has announced that Russia will not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to increase productivity in agriculture, while he was speaking on Friday at a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Source: www.interfax.ru “Russia has chosen a different path. We will not use these technologies”, he said. As a result […]
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Portable HVAC Products Provide Specialized Solutions

Portable HVAC Products Provide Specialized Solutions | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Since they don’t have to stay in one place, portable cooling units have been known to show up in some pretty unique places. Here’s a closer look at how portable units are serving in some outside-the-box applications.
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Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water

Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer -- dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on..
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Eric Larson's curator insight, Today, 12:56 PM

Good ideas.

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Underwater farmers grow strawberries in balloon gardens

Underwater farmers grow strawberries in balloon gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

This is a snapshot of life at one of the world's strangest farms. In the eerie blue light, a diver drifts between underwater greenhouses, where the first seeds of the year – basil, strawberry, lettuce and beans – were planted last week. The transparent "biospheres" beneath the Bay of Noli, in Savona, Italy, are part of the three-year-old Nemo's Garden project, which aims to find innovative ways of growing crops in places that lack freshwater or fertile soil.


Resembling large balloons, the air-filled structures are anchored to the sea floor and float between 5 and 10 meters below the surface. Inside, water condenses on the roof of the spheres, dripping back down to keep the plants watered, while the warm, near-constant sea temperature nurtures the plants.


The site is equipped with four cameras that stream back live video, allowing the unusual farmers to be watched in action online. Sensors collecting live data can also be monitored from a website, revealing for example the humidity and air temperature in the greenhouses. It's not the only unlikely garden around. An island of green was built in the middle of a sea of garbage in Djenné, Mali.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 4, 9:03 PM
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One way to grow strawberries.

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Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
KARITAINA, Greece (AP) — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.
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Seed to Harvest in 7 Days ...

Seed to Harvest in 7 Days ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Here is the final installment of our radish saga. We took our new Countertop Unit with LED's that we have dubbed the MicroHerb Station and grew out two radish mixes for 7 days. I took about 3 days to...
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Farming News - London s underground farm prepares to open

Farming News - London s underground farm prepares to open | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Growing Underground, London’s first subterranean farm, will start trading for the first time in mid-July.
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Jerome Peloquin's curator insight, July 2, 12:24 PM

Cargil owns a number of great salt mines that would be excellent for  this growing.  Also, many urban areas have underground spaces that could accommodate a vertical strategy.  Wonderful thermally stable, bio secure, and easily isolated from persts, etc.

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School gardens cultivate young minds

School gardens cultivate young minds | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Walter Bracken Elementary is among dozens of Clark County schools that, thanks to local nonprofit Green Our Planet, have on-campus gardens ....
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First Look at MicroFarm ONE+

First Look at MicroFarm ONE+ | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We are excited to bring you the first photos of the initial working prototype of our new MicroFarm ONE+ countertop unit with LED lighting. Building on our initial MicroFarm ONE design we have...
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What are the best hydroponic crops for me to grow?

What are the best hydroponic crops for me to grow? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hi Growers!In my 30 years as a commercial grower and consultant, the question I am most often asked is “So, what REALLY is the best and most profitable crop for me to grow?." I have observed with amusement (and sometimes dismay) the never-ending debates over the best crop selections for both novice and experienced growers alike.What is the ideal crop for me?My answer is always the same:  “There is none!”Appropriate crop selection is one of the most critical factors in proper hydroponic busi
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Study: Most Americans could be fed by locally grown food; Big news for Central Appalachian local foods movement

Study: Most Americans could be fed by locally grown food; Big news for Central Appalachian local foods movement | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new University of California study has revealed that …
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Eric Larson's curator insight, June 25, 12:41 PM

We need to eat locally grown foods.

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Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world

Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 more people will sit down to dinner compared to the previous day. There could be 11 billion mouths to feed by the end of this century.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, June 25, 12:46 PM

Would this help?

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How Climate Change is Transforming Food Culture in Greenland

How Climate Change is Transforming Food Culture in Greenland | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The town of Ilulissat, with the icebergs of Disko Bay behind it.
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