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Nierenberg and Ricordi: Improving healthy food production in DFW - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Nierenberg and Ricordi: Improving healthy food production in DFW - Fort Worth Star Telegram | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fort Worth Star TelegramNierenberg and Ricordi: Improving healthy food production in DFWFort Worth Star TelegramOrganic urban agriculture, for example, is growing as more of the world's population moves to the city.
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One Way to Make Aquaponics Easier

One Way to Make Aquaponics Easier | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Today's letter is about making aquaponics more reliable.  How?  By making it smarter. To understand the reason why we need smart aquaponics, let me tell you a little story.  I love fish tanks.  I've kept tropical fish off and on since I was a kid.
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The Mercado Is a Reusable, Pocket-Packed Bag Built to Protect Your Produce

The Mercado Is a Reusable, Pocket-Packed Bag Built to Protect Your Produce | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I'm a bit of a farmer's market addict. Almost every week I head to my local market, but armed with traditional reusable cloth bags, I have to carefully pack and re-pack my purchases to make sure nothing gets squished while I'm walking around the...
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A cohort study relating urban green space with m... [Environ Res. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Contributing to urban health ... green roofs and walls with increasingly positive research ...

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OmegaGarden.com - Omega Gardens™: Industry Leading Hydroponics Designs for Indoor Gardening

OmegaGarden.com - Omega Gardens™: Industry Leading Hydroponics Designs for Indoor Gardening | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Circular hydroponic design to utilize vertical space ... 

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So much for slow food: Visits to fast food drive-thru windows up - Los Angeles Times

So much for slow food: Visits to fast food drive-thru windows up - Los Angeles Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RestaurantNewsRelease.com (press release)So much for slow food: Visits to fast food drive-thru windows upLos Angeles Times“To address consumer needs by having a drive-thru operation requires ample real estate and a complex mix of technology,...
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Extreme Resilience: Nomadic Farms and Farmers?

Extreme Resilience:  Nomadic Farms and Farmers? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Nomadic farming -- farms that move from location to location -- is interesting.  Let's explore it a bit. If you are wondering what a nomadic farm looks like, here's a gallery of photos for a nomadic farm called Riverpark.
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Aruna Roy & Neha Saigal: Politics of food for hungry - Gulf Today

Myjoyonline.comAruna Roy & Neha Saigal: Politics of food for hungryGulf TodayThe solution for hunger lies in proper distribution of grain, and not in bringing technology as the Prime Minster avers when talking of GM crops.
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Food Abundance?

Food Abundance? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This year, the most anticipated planting in my family's garden is a watermelon called the "Golden Midget." It should be clear why.  It looks delicious (see the inset picture).
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Eco Gadgets: Aero-Tree aeroponic system encourages people to cultivate food

Eco Gadgets: Aero-Tree aeroponic system encourages people to cultivate food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Eco Factor: Soil-less cultivation system makes growing food easy.

The decrease in the amount of land available for cultivating food and the rapid increase in population has tempted designers to think about ways growing food can be made simple,...
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Image of the Day: Not Pie in the Sky, but Vertical Farming | Knowtex

Image of the Day: Not Pie in the Sky, but Vertical Farming | Knowtex | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Vertical farming, a proposed solution to the farmers' plight of producing more food with less land. ([Image] Vertical farming http://t.co/XqM1FgBQ How to produce more food with less land !
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Michigan Now: Touring farms in Detroit | Urban Farming

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Urban Food Jungle by AECOM

Urban Food Jungle by AECOM | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
With food production being increasingly de-localized and city infrastructure strained, Urban Food Jungle aims to provide a space where food is produced right 690 (Aquaponic Urban Food Jungle Brings Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to ...: With food production...
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Sustainable Farming for Clean Cooking Fuel: The Quest to Kill Charcoal in Africa

Sustainable Farming for Clean Cooking Fuel: The Quest to Kill Charcoal in Africa | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An innovative company, CleanStar Mozambique, has built an extensive for-profit business that spans from sustainably harvested crops to the crowded markets of the inner city. Can it kill the charcoal cooking stove, which kills millions every year?
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Spinning Wheel Garden Planter Has NASA Roots

Spinning Wheel Garden Planter Has NASA Roots | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Of all the high-tech planters we've seen over the years, this vertical wheel just might take the cake.
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Atmospheric CO2 Levels Over Arctic Have Reached 400 Parts Per Million

Atmospheric CO2 Levels Over Arctic Have Reached 400 Parts Per Million | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

BIG ouch .... AY

 

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Greenhouse gas level nearing 'significant' level | Weston Chronicles

Greenhouse gas level nearing 'significant' level | Weston Chronicles | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

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The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant.

 

Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t quite a surprise, because it’s been rising at an accelerating pace. Years ago, it passed the 350 ppm mark that many scientists say is the highest safe level for carbon dioxide. It now stands globally at 395.

 

So far, only the Arctic has reached that 400 level, but the rest of the world will follow soon.

 

“The fact that it’s 400 is significant,” said Jim Butler, global monitoring director at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Lab in Boulder, Colo. “It’s just a reminder to everybody that we haven’t fixed this and we’re still in trouble.”


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Tomato genome gets fully sequenced -- paves way to healthier fruits, veggies

Tomato genome gets fully sequenced -- paves way to healthier fruits, veggies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For the first time, the genome of the tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, has been decoded, and it becomes an important step toward improving yield, nutrition, disease resistance, taste and color of the tomato and other crops.
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Middlesborough's first green roof - Green Building Press

Middlesborough's first green roof - Green Building Press | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Green Building PressMiddlesborough's first green roofGreen Building PressA green and innovative development, which features Middlesbrough's first living roof, has been nominated by Middlesbrough Borough Council in the Best Local Authority...
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Knife-wielding robots to debone chickens at superhuman speed - msnbc.com

Knife-wielding robots to debone chickens at superhuman speed - msnbc.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Knife-wielding robots to debone chickens at superhuman speedmsnbc.comGary McMurray is the head of GTRI's Food Processing Technology Division, and presides over the Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System project.
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Local Duo Works to Make Urban Farms Assets - ecoRI news

Local Duo Works to Make Urban Farms Assets - ecoRI news | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
ecoRI newsLocal Duo Works to Make Urban Farms AssetsecoRI newsThe company's diverse projects include environmental consulting, wetlands restoration, suburban for-profit development and working with farmers in Rhode Island.
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A Fit Home Increases Your Chance of Future Success

A Fit Home Increases Your Chance of Future Success | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I went to a big party to celebrate my father's 80th birthday over the Memorial day weekend. It was lots of fun and a chance to do a little work.  How so?
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EnviroIngenuity Announces Plans for Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach - Agriculture and Farming News - Send2Press May 29, 2012

EnviroIngenuity Announces Plans for Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach - Agriculture and Farming News - Send2Press May 29, 2012 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity's urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach.
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A Green Revolution On Way - Mr. Sweets Hydro | Dallas Hydroponic ...

WORK is about to start on the creation of a major training centre for hydroponic gardens in Bahrain where plants can be grown without soil. The Manama Municipal Council is in the process of finalising the financial costs of the ...
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Pocket Farming and Urban Areas are growing in Popularity | Urban Farming

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