Oko Farms is New York City's largest outdoor aquaponics farm. Co-founded and managed by Yemi Amu, they raise freshwater fish and a variety of vegetables and herbs on a formerly unused lot in the heart of Brooklyn.
It is undeniable that Overpopulation is becoming one of biggest causes of concern in the past yearrs According to the United Nations, the world population will reach 9.1 billion in 2050, requiring 70 percent more food than we currently...
The vertical farm is called FarmedHere, after the company that plans to build it, and it will form one part of the planned 24 acre (9.7-ha) West Louisville FoodPort, which is set to become a large community of food-related businesses in area. The farm will be used to grow organic microgreens, herbs and vegetables. FarmedHere will stretch over an area of 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m). It will feature 10 rows of vertical grow-beds,…
RegenVillages, which is a spin-off company of Stanford University, is working on a pilot development of 25 homes in Almere, Netherlands, beginning this summer, with the aim of integrating local energy production (using biogas, solar, geothermal, and other modalities), along with intensive food production methods (vertical farming, aquaponics and aeroponics, permaculture, and others) and 'closed-loop' waste-to-resource systems, along with intelligent water and energy management systems.
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
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.
One of this summer’s most eye-catching additions to Talley Student Union is a student-designed system of bins, pipes, fish and lettuce that showcase one of the state’s fastest-growing agriculture practices.
Global warming by just 2 degrees Celsius is likely to force some tropical plant, animal and human populations to relocate hundreds of miles from their current homes this century, according to research published today in the journal Scientific Reports.
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