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'This is green roofing at its best' - Royal Gazette

'This is green roofing at its best' - Royal Gazette | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
'This is green roofing at its best'Royal Gazette“This is green roofing at its best,” said Mr Deer. “We are using all renewable resources.
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NYC Hilton Goes Green With Roof « selacommercial

NYC Hilton Goes Green With Roof « selacommercial | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Now the Hilton New York in Manhattan — which happens to be the city's largest hotel — is getting in on the act with a green roof and an efficient cogeneration heat and power system. According to Green Travel News, the hotel ...
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Nicholas Conservatory installing green roof garden - WREX-TV

Nicholas Conservatory installing green roof garden - WREX-TV | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Nicholas Conservatory installing green roof gardenWREX-TVThe Park District chose the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System for the project because the system establishes a "naturally functioning, living system with a continuous surface of soil,"...
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Now this is really going green - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Now this is really going green - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star TribuneNow this is really going greenMinneapolis Star TribunePlanting green space on roofs, such as this one at Hamline, is a growing trend -- and a growing market for Bachman's. hide.
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Tomato Seeds Amazingly Sprouting Inside a Tomato (Photos)

Tomato Seeds Amazingly Sprouting Inside a Tomato (Photos) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Ever seen what look like worms inside of a tomato? They're actually sprouts, and there's a reason this happens.
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Portland food cart based on 'caveman diet' - KOIN Local 6

Portland food cart based on 'caveman diet' - KOIN Local 6 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
KOIN Local 6Portland food cart based on 'caveman diet'KOIN Local 6"We just invented this technology called agriculture a few thousand years ago," said Joe Ban, co-owner of 'The Cultured Caveman' food cart.
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Aeroponic Towers Grow Veggies Inside O'Hare Airport

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Verticality is officially the 2011 'it' trend in Chicago gardening. First, there's The Plant, a former meatpacking facility in Back of the Yards that's being converted into a vertical...
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U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest

U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Twice in the last five years, rising food prices triggered global waves of social unrest. With drought baking U.S. crops, another round of s...
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Vaccines Used on Factory Farms Causing New Resistant Viruses

Vaccines Used on Factory Farms Causing New Resistant Viruses | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It's not just bacterial diseases that are developing resistance to the medicines required to be administered to keep animals from dying on factory farms.
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Urban Vegetation Can Reduce Air Pollution up to 8x More than Previously Believed

Urban Vegetation Can Reduce Air Pollution up to 8x More than Previously Believed | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One more reason to hug trees!...
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Mapping the Billion Dollar Food Tech & Media Industry - Forbes

Anyone who regularly reads Food+Tech Connect or subscribes to our Food Startup & Marketing Newsletter is likely aware of the explosion in food and agriculture-related startups over the past two years.
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Green Roof wins Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Recognition Award for 2011

Green Roof wins Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Recognition Award for 2011 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Associate Professor Jim Wasley’s work on the green roof at Golda Meir Library, and UWM Sustainability Coordinator Kate Nelson’s efforts to install its integrated photovoltaic system...
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8 alarmingly unhealthy snacks to avoid

8 alarmingly unhealthy snacks to avoid | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A muffin with the same amont of calories as 10 chocolate donuts? A pretzel with more saturated fat than a Big Mac? Read this and weep.
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Vancouver Home to 2 of the 10 Largest Green Roofs in the World ...

Vancouver Home to 2 of the 10 Largest Green Roofs in the World ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A blog about the best of Vancouver. Vancity Buzz brings news, events, food, fashion, and everything that makes Vancouver great.
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Green Roof Professional certification | Eco Brooklyn

Green Roof Professional certification | Eco Brooklyn | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Green Roof Professional (GRP) certification system was developed by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a not-for-profit industry association working to promote.
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So, what's a green roof got to do with it? - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

So, what's a green roof got to do with it? - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)So, what's a green roof got to do with it?Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)A green roof is one that is partially or completely covered with vegetation.
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7 Basic Recipes to Preserve Edible Flowers

7 Basic Recipes to Preserve Edible Flowers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As the garden is blooming at its best, here's how to preserve those blossoms for delicious future use.
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People want local food

Having the ability to eat locally grown food is a high environmental priority, according to a 2011 environmental attitude survey of Windsor residents.
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Corporate Crops: GMO Technology Threatens to Take Over the Global Food Supply, but Communities Are Fighting Back - Rosebud Magazine Hydroponics Lifestyle Growing And Entertainment!

Corporate Crops: GMO Technology Threatens to Take Over the Global Food Supply, but Communities Are Fighting Back - Rosebud Magazine Hydroponics Lifestyle Growing And Entertainment! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
GMO food crops are spreading like wildfire, even infecting organic farms. Read about it here.
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NASA - Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

NASA - Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
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BB Little Garden Is a Gadgety Solution to Growing Herbs Indoors

BB Little Garden Is a Gadgety Solution to Growing Herbs Indoors | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This concept design for an indoor herb planter is ultra sleek and techy.
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New Study Suggests That Everything Everybody Believes in About Urban Design Is Wrong, That Density and Smart Growth Don't Make A Difference in Sustainability

New Study Suggests That Everything Everybody Believes in About Urban Design Is Wrong, That Density and Smart Growth Don't Make A Difference in Sustainability | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Let the fighting begin ....

 

Forget going tall or dense or walkable or cyclable; apparently it doesn't matter. It's back to school.

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World in Serious Trouble on Food Front

World in Serious Trouble on Food Front | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The warning bell is clanging furiously ...

 

The world may be much closer to an unmangeable food shortage than most people realize.

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THANET EARTH

Vertical Farming in a serious way....Thanet Earth out of the UK. This video shows hydroponically grown...
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Laurent Lebot's comment, July 24, 2012 3:28 PM
Je reste toujours très très sceptique sur la pertinence des fermes hydroponiques. On ne sait pas produire de légumes bio en hydroponie (à moins qu'on me prouve le contraire). Ces légumes hors-sols qui poussent sur des pains de laine de roche (nettoyer chaque année à l'acide nitrique) sont nourris au goutte à goutte d'intrants de synthèse (NPK) issus des produits pétroliers et ne bénéficient donc pas de la complexité et la richesse des éléments fournis naturellement par un sol bien vivant.
Qu'en est-il donc de la qualité gustative et surtout nutritionnel de ces productions hors-sols ?
Dans le trypique 'infernale' des aliments qu'il faudrait consommer aujourd'hui "bio/local/de saison" seule la notion de "local" est effectivement remplie.
Fascination technologique ?!? Avant de tout miser sur l'hydroponie, intéressons-nous aux sols, aux friches urbaines, et ceintures péri-urbaines. Il reste heureusement encore de nombreuses surfaces faites de vrais sols vivants pour cultiver localement !
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CitiesAlive 2012

CitiesAlive 2012 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
10th Anniversary CitiesAlive Conference and Trade Show in Chicago October 17th to 20th, 2012. (Student green roof researchers!
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