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Climate Change Adaptations: How To Prepare For Global Warming - Huffington Post

Climate Change Adaptations: How To Prepare For Global WarmingHuffington PostVertical farms: Many farmers can expect more severe droughts and a growing swarm of crop-damaging pests in a warmer climate.
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UN agency: Global food prices up sharply in July - The Seattle Times

UN agency: Global food prices up sharply in JulyThe Seattle TimesShortcuts. Stock prices · Plugging In: Tech Forum · Sports ...
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Grow City: Eat, Share, Grow- at Gathering Together Farm

Grow City: Eat, Share, Grow- at Gathering Together Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
[Field at Gathering Together Farm, image by Camille Storch / Gathering Together Farms] ... Thinking in small multiples helps urban farmers expand and increase their business on the land available to them.
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Aquaponics in the spotlight at CA State Fair | Evo Farm

Aquaponics in the spotlight at CA State Fair | Evo Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
“I'm a gardener, and I like aquariums,” Hopperstad said, scanning the aquaponics display at the California State Fair. ”This is an awesome concept. I have an 80-gallon aquarium, and I was trying to decide what to do with it.
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Compact Window Hydroponic Gardening System Fits Tight Urban Spaces

Compact Window Hydroponic Gardening System Fits Tight Urban Spaces | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Another take on the windowfarm that doesn't require the use of electricity for aeration.
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Earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya

Earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new study shows the turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.
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Urban farm gives refugees taste of home

Burundian refugees make more than just a living farming in metro Atlanta.
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A Leek—and Okra and Kale—Grows in Newark - Wall Street Journal

A Leek—and Okra and Kale—Grows in Newark - Wall Street Journal | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalA Leek—and Okra and Kale—Grows in NewarkWall Street JournalThe effort to increase urban farming in Newark took a leap forward recently when the Municipal Council agreed to allow the city to take over two-acres of vacant land.
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The Six Biggest Food IPOs (PHOTOS) - Daily Beast

The Six Biggest Food IPOs (PHOTOS) - Daily Beast | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Daily BeastThe Six Biggest Food IPOs (PHOTOS)Daily BeastWhen it comes to initial public offerings, social media (hello, Facebook!), technology, and biotech tend to suck up all the buzz.
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Five innovations working to empower women

Five innovations working to empower women | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Women produce more than half of the world's food but face unique challenges as farmers. Five innovative programs are helping them – and strengthening the world's food system.
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Field Trip: Organic Urban Farming in La Habana, Cuba

Field Trip: Organic Urban Farming in La Habana, Cuba | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
On a recent trip to La Habana, Cuba I got the pleasure of meeting a wonderful organic urban farmer named Lalo. He and another farmer share the labour on an approx 1 acre city farm plot in Centro Ha...
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Mexico Kills 8 Million Chickens to Contain H7N3 Virus

Mexico Kills 8 Million Chickens to Contain H7N3 Virus | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mexico has so far slaughtered eight million chickens and vaccinated 66 million more in an effort to contain a bird flu outbreak in the west of the country, officials said Tuesday.
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How Beekeepers Can Put Fire Ants to Work

How Beekeepers Can Put Fire Ants to Work | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This all-natural remedy for wax moths is about as simple as it can get. So long as you wear some socks.
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Order Up: Washington Caterer's Warehouse Doubles as Vertical Farm - BizBash

Order Up: Washington Caterer's Warehouse Doubles as Vertical Farm - BizBash | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
BizBashOrder Up: Washington Caterer's Warehouse Doubles as Vertical FarmBizBashThe idea started two years ago when C.E.O. Joël Thévoz began exploring alternative urban-farming methods.
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Detroit Works: Urban Farming as Neighborhood Preservation ...

Detroit Works: Urban Farming as Neighborhood Preservation ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Following movements toward urban farming, permaculture, and ecological urbanism, Detroit's long-term vision charts the way to more a prosperous and sustainable future.
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City Council helps gardens grow - Boulder Weekly

City Council helps gardens grow - Boulder Weekly | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
City Council helps gardens growBoulder WeeklyIt's an ancient and powerful combination, the result being healthful food, a sense of peace, connection with nature and the seasons.
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Why King Corn Wasn't Ready for the Drought | Wired Science | Wired.com

Why King Corn Wasn't Ready for the Drought | Wired Science | Wired.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Scientists have long promised crops that would endure hot, dry weather. That weather has arrived; the crops have not. In a land where corn is king, the king is stunted and withered.
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Can the Ex-COO of McDonald’s Bring Healthy Food To the Masses?

Can the Ex-COO of McDonald’s Bring Healthy Food To the Masses? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mike Roberts, the former president and chief operating officer of McDonald’s, is now heading up Lyfe Kitchen, an organic, healthy restaurant that plans to expand to hundreds of locations throughout the U.S.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:59 PM

Wish them the best of luck, so we can have healthy "fast food" soon in our neighborhood too!

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Demand for water outstrips supply

Demand for water outstrips supply | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Groundwater use is unsustainable in many of the world's major agricultural zones.
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Vertical gardens take root and flourish in green zone - Jakarta Post

Vertical gardens take root and flourish in green zone - Jakarta Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Jakarta PostVertical gardens take root and flourish in green zoneJakarta PostThe living wall: A gardener tends to the vertical garden of the Indonesia Greenwall building in Harmoni, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday.
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Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms, City Greening and Permaculture ...

Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms, City Greening and Permaculture ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Living Roofs! Green Roofs! Rooftop Gardening! Rooftop Permaculture! Wildflower Roofs! Cyclone and Hurricane Resilient Designs with Nature Irrigated, Native Species for habitat, food and biodiversity. Green Roofs for ...
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4 Tips For Starting A Farm In Your City [Video] | Fast Company

4 Tips For Starting A Farm In Your City [Video] | Fast Company | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Enter the urban farm: a fast, smart, cheap way to bring healthy food closer to those who need it, transform ugly vacant spaces into lush gardens, and promote a healthier, greener, more connected urban community.
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Hort Americas is offering a Vertical Growing System | Hort Americas ...

Hort Americas is working to help those interested in Vertical Farming develop their ideas. One thing needed is a "system" that allows new growers to test their theories. Hort America's feels they have come up with an option.
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New York's Union Square Greenmarket, the Best in the Nation?

New York's Union Square Greenmarket, the Best in the Nation? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I admit that there's hyperbole, some unabashed New York City pride, in this title. But the Union Square farmers' market is really, really, great.
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Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices

Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Over the last two months, the price of corn has been climbing. On July 19th, it exceeded $8 per bushel for the first time.
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