When I got back to Ottawa after a sail down the St. Lawrence, the plants on my balcony were dead and the grass everywhere was yellow, and I learned that our good holiday weather was part of a drought that has farmers across the continent facing ruin.
At a time when governments world over are trying to wean away their citizens from health damaging foods through persuasion and policy orchestration, food industry seems to be moving in the opposite direction seducing the ...
Thanks to the design of roads and their 'canyon' shape, the UK team believe that by installing 'green walls' of grass, climbing ivy and other plants, they provide the best opportunity possible to have a natural air pollution filter ...
Vertical farms will be stories high situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. Humans are ... There are even floor plans, site plans, elevations, and diagrams that you can check out that could be future vertical farms someday.
We know that high food prices can kill poor people: this is not generally regarded as a good thing even though there are far too many small population fanatics around. Even they tend not to advocate starvation as a solution. We also know that both the US and the EU have mandates that insist that certain portions of transportation fuels must be provided by biofuels. That is, putting corn into cars rather than into starving people.
As a friend of mine in the UK, Andrew Montford, points out, this might not be the most humanitarian or logical method of dealing with the matter.
It seems to be a hot topic in the aquaponic world. Sure being certified organic has its benefits namely commanding a higher price and the ability to use that golden word. But really how essential and valuable is it?
VANCOUVER - Juvenile sockeye salmon likely didn't have enough food to survive as they travelled in poor conditions through British Columbia's Georgia Strait in 2007, resulting in abysmal returns to the Fraser River two years later, a new study...
Farms have sprouted in cities across the country over the past several years as activists and idealists pour their sweat into gritty soil. Now Paul Lightfoot wants to take urban agriculture beyond the dirt-under-your-nails labor of love.
Urban Farms and Permaculture! Living Roofs! Green Roofs! Rooftop Gardening! Rooftop Permaculture! Wildflower Roofs! Cyclone and Hurricane Resilient Designs with Nature Irrigated, Native Species for habitat, food and ...
The exterior wall feature a living green wall on one side and 366 solar panels on the other. The total amount of power generated by those solar panels is enough to provide power for 50 households. The building is located ...
"while there are 1 billion under nourished people globally, there are also 1 billion overweight, suggesting that the issue is as much about distribution as production. ..."
Rising pressure on food supplies coupled with climate change is forcing farmers to adapt. But how might these changes affect the health of the global environment? (RT @SeedBomz4Change: Can farmers fight #climateChange and keep us all fed?
This is symptomatic of the entirety of the global food chain and not isolated to dairy in the UK ... a big warning shot that things MUST change !!!
The GuardianFood prices are at the mercy of global pressures that we struggle to controlThe GuardianIf the dairy industry were simply a vertical business model involving the retailers paying the cost of production to farmers plus a little bit more,...
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