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INDIA Makes Labeling Genetically Engineered Food Mandatory

- THE HINDU: June 20, 2012 (This is an interesting development for India)

Consumers in India can now make “informed choice” on whether they want to buy packaged food products that are genetically modified or contain genetically modified ingredients.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, in an extraordinary gazette notification, has made an amendment to make labelling of every package containing genetically modified food mandatory from January 1, 2013.

The move will impact the imported GM foods that are flooding the markets....


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Let’s Add a Little Dirt to Our Diet

Let’s Add a Little Dirt to Our Diet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There’s nothing wrong with a little good clean dirt in our food.

 

In a world of hand sanitizer and wet wipes (not to mention double tall skinny soy vanilla lattes), we can scarcely imagine the preindustrial lifestyle that resulted in the daily intake of trillions of helpful organisms. For nearly all of human history, this began with . . .

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Let's Stop Big Meat From Manipulating Prices

Let's Stop Big Meat From Manipulating Prices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A farm bill amendment would stop meatpackers from being both buyers and sellers of livestock, an unfair market pressure on local farms.

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Green Roof Industry Aggressively Grows 115% in 2011 throughout ... - PR Web (press release)

Green Roof Industry Aggressively Grows 115% in 2011 throughout ... - PR Web (press release) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Green Roof Industry Aggressively Grows 115% in 2011 throughout ...PR Web (press release)EasyTurf's VersaLUSH product line offers green roof solutions to ensure sustainable, green practices and exponential growth for a green economy, green jobs in ...
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Your Air Conditioner Makes You Fat

Your Air Conditioner Makes You Fat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Interesting debate, but no question that AC spreads airborne germs

 

It's not just that everyone hides inside and doesn't move; Air conditioning might actually increase obesity.

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Carcinogens linked to cancer stem cells, but spinach can help

Carcinogens linked to cancer stem cells, but spinach can help | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Researchers for the first time have traced the actions of a known carcinogen in cooked meat to its complex biological effects on microRNA and cancer stem cells. They also found that spinach can help prevent some of the damage done by this carcinogen.
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Will Cowork for Food: San Francisco's Forage Kitchen Aims to Be a Hub for Food Lovers - Business - GOOD

Will Cowork for Food: San Francisco's Forage Kitchen Aims to Be a Hub for Food Lovers - Business - GOOD | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Members of San Francisco's craft food scene will soon get a communal home if the Forage Kitchen hits its fundraising target.
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20-foot URBAN FARMS

20-foot URBAN FARMS | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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A (tomato) cage match - Minneapolis Star Tribune

A (tomato) cage match - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star TribuneA (tomato) cage matchMinneapolis Star TribuneThe Farmer grows many tomato plants in a row, spaced at least 2 feet apart, ... grooming the vines to create the two-dimensional vertical vegetative plane.
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Green Drinks @ Luminance 2012: Urban Farming – A Possibility in ...

Green Drinks @ Luminance 2012: Urban Farming – A Possibility in ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have two sessions of Green Drinks next week! This is a special session that is held at the Luminance! Festival 2012, and looks at urban farming: As the world faces increasing food and environmental issues, urban farming ...
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The Cincinnati Museum Center's green roof - 5chw4r7z:: the ethos of ...

The Cincinnati Museum Center's green roof - 5chw4r7z:: the ethos of ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago a bunch of bloggers got a behind the scenes tour of the Cincinnati Museum Center and one of the stops was the green roof on the southern part of the building that is not open to the public.
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Detroit 'Urban Farming Symposium' speaker videos now online ...

Detroit 'Urban Farming Symposium' speaker videos now online ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Several speakers from the legal side of  urban farming and how it relates to governing a city ...

 

Kathryn Colasanti, of the Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU (formerly the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems), gives her presentation, “Urban agriculture in Detroit: Possibilities & perspectives,” at the 2012 ...

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Launch of new Agricultural Urbanism Lab | Sustain Magazine | BUILT ENVIRONMENT MATTERS

Launch of new Agricultural Urbanism Lab | Sustain Magazine | BUILT ENVIRONMENT MATTERS | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative. The study “Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy” says that these gains will depend on whether the right set of policies are put in place.


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'Rio+20 Has Become the Summit of Futility' - SPIEGEL ONLINE

'Rio+20 Has Become the Summit of Futility' - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Jeffrey Sachs, professor of economics at Columbia University's Earth Institute, writes:

  

"We have known for at least a generation that the world needs a course correction. Instead of powering the world economy with fossil fuels, we need to mobilize much greater use of low-carbon alternatives such as wind, solar and geothermal power. Instead of hunting, fishing, and clearing land without regard for the impact on other species, we need to pace our agricultural production, fishing and logging in line with the environment's carrying capacity."

 

"Instead of leaving the world's most vulnerable people without access to family planning, education and basic healthcare, we need to end extreme poverty and reduce the soaring fertility rates that persist in the poorest parts of the world. In short, we need to recognize that with 7 billion people today, and 9 billion by mid-century, all inter-connected in a high-tech, energy-intensive global economy, our collective capacity to destroy the planet's life-support systems is unprecedented. Yet the consequences of our individual actions are typically so far removed from our daily awareness that we can go right over the cliff without even knowing it."


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LYCS architecture: writhing tower

LYCS architecture: writhing tower | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
a condo tower that rotates each suite in an alternating 45 degrees pattern to create a rhythmic exterior within the urban tissue of a residential zone with primarily traditional structures.

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Stagnating life expectancies in US: Poorer US citizens live five years less than the affluent

Stagnating life expectancies in US: Poorer US citizens live five years less than the affluent | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Despite modest gains in lifespan over the past century, the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy, and its poorest citizens live approximately five years less than more affluent persons, according...
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Hot Weather Springing Up in 2012 | Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Hot Weather Springing Up in 2012 | Center for Climate and Energy Solutions | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Eat less meat and farm efficiently to tackle climate change

Eat less meat and farm efficiently to tackle climate change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We need to eat less meat and recycle our waste to re-balance the global carbon cycle and reduce our risk of dangerous levels of climate change.
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George Kahumoku Jr., A Hawaiian Life

George is multiple grammy award winning artist BUT our interface with him was through his farm ... he is a man of the aina (land) and traces roots in farming back many generations ... beautiful music and story

 

The story of a Hawaiian life thru the everyday example of aloha and ohana in the life and music of George Kahumoku Jr.

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Extinction threat 'a call to world leaders' at Rio Earth Summit - CNN

Extinction threat 'a call to world leaders' at Rio Earth Summit - CNN | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Extinction threat 'a call to world leaders' at Rio Earth SummitCNN"We have always adapted and innovated -- 10000 years ago we innovated with agriculture. ... 'Vertical farm' blooms at packing plant ...
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A False Utopia | Adventures in Organic Urban Farming with ...

A False Utopia | Adventures in Organic Urban Farming with ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Now I do understand the complexity and necessity of the garden ecosystem. I do. But if I am being completely honest, a part of me was a little excited about the greenhouse possibly affording a somewhat more sanitized ...
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Red tape stunts growth of urban farming, hearing told - Montreal Gazette

Red tape stunts growth of urban farming, hearing toldMontreal GazetteUrban agriculture provides so many benefits that the city of Montreal should make it easier for residents.and more »...
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Modern Agricultural Technologies Key to Africa's Food Security ...

Modern Agricultural Technologies Key to Africa\'s Food Security... Two major U.S.-based foundations have announced a grand scheme to rejuvenate Africa\'s agriculture. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the ...
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People Want To Eat Meat Raised Without Excessive Antibiotics. Wouldn’t You?

People Want To Eat Meat Raised Without Excessive Antibiotics. Wouldn’t You? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This news is going to be everywhere today, but it's solidly in the topics I care about (and you readers care about -- at least I think you d...
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