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Food Forward: Urban Agriculture Across America | Shows | PBS Food

Food Forward: Urban Agriculture Across America | Shows | PBS Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Food Forward is a television show about people - farmers, chefs, fishermen, and scientists - who are creating new solutions that are feeding the world.
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Maher: The era of cheap food and fuel may be at its end

Maher: The era of cheap food and fuel may be at its end | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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.
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Food Technology: OLYMPICS AND JUNK FOODS-WHAT IS THE ...

Food Technology: OLYMPICS AND JUNK FOODS-WHAT IS THE ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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 ...
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The Creation of 'Green Streets' Could Cut UK Pollution By Up To 30 ...

The Creation of 'Green Streets' Could Cut UK Pollution By Up To 30 ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Blog Pick :: The Vertical Farm

Blog Pick :: The Vertical Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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.
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Organic Farming in Urban China: Reflections from a Study Tour | Post Growth Institute

Organic Farming in Urban China: Reflections from a Study Tour | Post Growth Institute | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In my imagination (perhaps childhood memories too) Chinese farming is all about small farms, terraced rice paddies, and lots of pak choi, all done in the most traditional, care-for-earth ways.
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Drought, Climate Change, Corn Prices, Ethanol and Biofuels - Forbes

Drought, Climate Change, Corn Prices, Ethanol and Biofuels - Forbes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

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.


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Green roof we supplied in Southend on Sea Adventure island - via @EcoGreenRoofs

Green roof we supplied in Southend on Sea Adventure island - via @EcoGreenRoofs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Green roof we supplied in Southend on Sea Adventure island http://t.co/B2gRjcF3...
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A third of all world food ? 1.3 billion tonnes ? left to rot - Waste Management World

Estimate is over 40% in the US ...

 

A third of all world food ? 1.3 billion tonnes ? left to rotWaste Management WorldThe enhanced interest has trickled into technology. Tufts University?

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Urban Farming | Everywhere - DailyCandy

Urban Farming | Everywhere - DailyCandy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
grocery store produce prices 2 high? ready 4 the convenience of real food in your home?
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To Be or Not To Be…Organic | Green Acre Aquaponics

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?
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Fujitsu To Bring Japanese Food & Agriculture Industries to The Cloud - Forbes

Fujitsu To Bring Japanese Food & Agriculture Industries to The Cloud - Forbes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fujitsu announced Wednesday that it will be launching "Akisai," a cloud-based platform to improve management of Japan's food and agriculture industries, this October.
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Lack of food, ocean conditions behind poor 2009 sockeye returns: B.C. scientists

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...
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Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand

Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Help BR+A+CE fabricate a mobile farm stand for an underserved neighborhood in Boston! (whole new approach to #urban farming.
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Can Urban Farming Go Corporate?

Can Urban Farming Go Corporate? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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.
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Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms and Permaculture!: Green Roofs ...

Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms and Permaculture!: Green Roofs ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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 ...
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sustainable office rotterdam vegetal green wall

sustainable office rotterdam vegetal green wall | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Truly Sustainable FOOD! Integrated Food Water and Energy CSA

The IFEWS CSA is an urban food growing incubator designed to educate and inspire people to grow their own food with zero inputs!
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Valley groundwater threatened if farm use continues at current levels - The Sacramento Bee

Valley groundwater threatened if farm use continues at current levels - The Sacramento Bee | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The groundwater that is the lifeblood of many Central Valley farms is imperiled if farmers continue to use it at current levels, according to new research.

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Can farmers fight climate change and keep us all fed? | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change

Can farmers fight climate change and keep us all fed? | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

"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?

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Amazing Green Roof Shelter with Wifi

Amazing Green Roof Shelter with Wifi | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
                For an urban development project commissioned by the city of Paris, JCDecaux, inventor of the “street furniture” concept of outdoor advertisi...
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Food prices are at the mercy of global pressures that we struggle to control - The Guardian

Food prices are at the mercy of global pressures that we struggle to control - The Guardian | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

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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Toronto First North American City with Green Roof Bylaw

Toronto First North American City with Green Roof Bylaw | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While the Toronto's green roof bylaw can be circumvented, it is still the first such piece of legislation to be passed by a North American city.
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Mobile Food Video 1: Starting the Food Cart

In this first part of a three-video series on mobile food, we spent time with food carts around New York and Portland -- observing and interviewing proprieto... (Food truck life. Starting out.
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Company turns plant waste into free mulch for urban farming

Company turns plant waste into free mulch for urban farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A San Francisco company is spurring local urban agriculture by turning organic waste into mulch, and giving it away for free. Bayview Greenwaste collects plant waste for a fee, grinds it into mulch...
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