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Support for urban farming keeps growing in KC at Midtown KC Post

Support for urban farming keeps growing in KC at Midtown KC Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Thanks for joining and covering our annual meeting! RT @MidtownKCPoster: Support for urban farming keeps growing in KC http://t.co/7APYSfjj

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Bright Agrotech's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:25 PM

Very cool, KC farming friends. Keep up the good work.

 

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Celebrity chefs want the US to own up to its food waste crisis

Celebrity chefs want the US to own up to its food waste crisis | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A band of celebrity chefs has untied their aprons, left their kitchens and made a pilgrimage to Capitol Hill to proselytize about food waste. Tom Colicchio, Mourad Lahlou and Steven Satterfield are just three of a handful of award-winning chefs making the rounds in Washington DC this week, to impress upon lawmakers the need to take action to plug the 133 billion pound
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Signs of a Growing Movement to Reduce Food Loss and Waste | World Resources Institute

Signs of a Growing Movement to Reduce Food Loss and Waste | World Resources Institute | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted from farm to fork every year globally; This amounts to about $940 billion per year in economic losses; Lost and wasted food consumes one-quarter of all the water used by agriculture; It requires land area the size of China to grow; and It contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. If food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter, behind China and the United States.


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Reduce food loss?
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Growing Up: Vertical Farms Evolve to End Hunger

Growing Up: Vertical Farms Evolve to End Hunger | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Innovation is making pricey and complicated indoor agriculture a more viable means of growing organic crops.
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Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran Rap About Nutrition—and It’s Amazing

Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran Rap About Nutrition—and It’s Amazing | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
You have to watch as Paul McCartney and Hugh Jackman join in this surprisingly catchy song too.
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Incredible Edible

Incredible Edible | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As a followup to our last entry and the introduction of our new Petite Snap Greens from Calvin"s Peas,  we prepared some quick snacks that showcased the possibilities of utilizing our wonderfu
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Claremont students show off their green thumbs

Claremont students show off their green thumbs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Students at CS 55 unveiled New York City's first ever school of crops.
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At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction

At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If you eat food, you are being lied to every day.
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The 5 Biggest Food Trends For 2016, According To Whole Foods

The 5 Biggest Food Trends For 2016, According To Whole Foods | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Finally, wine in a can has it
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Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena

Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This could be part of the future of farming.
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French "Tinystream" home pays homage to the vintage Airstream trailer (Video)

French "Tinystream" home pays homage to the vintage Airstream trailer (Video) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This lightweight and creative little dwelling from France is inspired by the classic metallic Airstream trailers of yesterday.
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MicroFarms Custom Blended WONDER SOIL® Growing Media 1 Qt

MicroFarms Custom Blended WONDER SOIL® Growing Media 1 Qt | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This is our custom blended WONDER SOIL® 3 wafers. We have specified this blend of coir, worm castings and kelp as the growing media in our daily
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Upstart Farmer Fresh with Edge Featured by Seedstock

Upstart Farmer Fresh with Edge Featured by Seedstock | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Chris Lukenbill of Fresh With Edge farms in Rochester, MN is one Upstart Farmer making headlines on Seedstock for his sustainable hydroponic farm.
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The Green Bronx Machine Mobile Classroom Kitchen! | Green Bronx Machine

The Green Bronx Machine Mobile Classroom Kitchen! | Green Bronx Machine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fuel the Machine
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South Bronx school changing the way kids eat

South Bronx school changing the way kids eat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Lower income kids are more than twice as likely to be obese than higher income kids. One school in the South Bronx is working to turn things around.
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Edible II or Too

Edible II or Too | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As a followup to our cream cheese with chives snap greens on a cracker we were thinking of a more hearty meal type application of the Calvin's Petite Snap Greens . One of our favorite soup
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Exploring Self-Sustaining Crop Production with NASA

Exploring Self-Sustaining Crop Production with NASA | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Today we’re over the moon excited to announce that with the help of a NASA
STTR grant, we’re partnering with Clemson University to explore a new way
of growing food in extreme climates...and maybe even space.
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Using Smart Phones to Farm Better

Using Smart Phones to Farm Better | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Temperature, carbon output, water usage—that's all data that a farmer could use to get better crops. And it's also available, via satellite, to the average smart phone. In this World Economic Forum discussion, Wim Bastiaanssen, a water resource engineer at Delft University, argues that this tech could someday feed the world.
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How the US can solve its multibillion food waste problem - report

How the US can solve its multibillion food waste problem  - report | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An $18bn proposal aims to reduce the more than 52m tons of food waste that goes to landfill every year
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It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy setup.
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Ted Raiter's curator insight, May 11, 3:00 PM

These shipping container as a farm systems look pretty interesting as intensive agriculture -- especially in urban environments.  

 

Vertical growing is a great way to boost yields on available real estate especially suitable for growing sprouts or other high yield crops with quick turnarounds.  Many of the micro-greens grown in these shipping containers can produce a crop a week.

 

Several companies got funding to build and ship these.  I'm curious whether the cost pencils out for anyone other than those in specialty situations right now (like extreme environments that are long distances from conventional crop production that reduces the availability of fresh produce).  

 

I'm also curious if it would make sense to take this down to the individual household level (where most financial decisions are still made in an urban environment) or the fixed costs of the control systems, etc. would just make the produce even more expensive. I'm also very curious to know how much of the cost is in tied up in things not likely to fall in price and how much is in the control systems to run it or the lighting and solar which has the potential for further price declines.

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Incredible Shoot Farm II

Incredible Shoot Farm II | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
 Peas Our fascination with pea shoots is further expanding and a new product being offered. We have gone way beyond what we thought possible with our farms by multiple harvests of wonderfu
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The Incredible Shoot Machine

The Incredible Shoot Machine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have been fascinated to discover a wonderful source of pea shoots that is incredibly productive. Our pea shoot kits feature a variety of peas that have been bred for their prolific productio
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Bloomington startup cultivates patents for novel way to garden | The Indiana Lawyer

Bloomington startup cultivates patents for novel way to garden | The Indiana Lawyer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs in Bloomington have a new and improved answer for the question, “How does your garden grow?” Young gardener Olivia B. stands beside the Garden Tower 2, which received a design patent March 29 with other patents pending. The inventors say it can grow up to 50 plants in about four square feet. (Photocourtesy of Garden Tower Project) The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 29 issued a design patent for the Garden Tower 2, and other patents are pending for an invention that . . .
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Cities that steal smart ideas from plants and animals

Cities that steal smart ideas from plants and animals | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Architects, designers and urban planners are borrowing from natural phenomena as diverse as termite mounds and resilient grapefruits to design smart, sustainable cities
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Ancient Superfood for Nutrition Today

Ancient Superfood for Nutrition Today | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
KAMUT® khorasan wheat is an ancient wheat, guaranteed under the KAMUT® brand to be always grown certified organic, never hybridized or genetically modified and is prized for its nutrition, eas
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