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Ice Cream Cart Keeps Things Cold with Solar Power

Ice Cream Cart Keeps Things Cold with Solar Power | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An ice cream cart uses solar panels to power its refrigeration unit.
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Record Highs Outpacing Record Lows 9:1 in First Six Months of 2012

Record Highs Outpacing Record Lows 9:1 in First Six Months of 2012 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
That ratio will balance out over the year some—the past two years have been roughly 2.4:1—but it's both grossly out of whack compared to the historic rate of new record, as well as sign of things to come.
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Farm to market: New device makes cleaning leafy greens easy, economical

Farm to market: New device makes cleaning leafy greens easy, economical | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A simple and inexpensive device to wash leafy produce may provide a convenient way for small farmers to clean produce before market.
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Only Way To Go Is Up | architectural thoughts from a design student

However, with new designs for city centers, transit-oriented-developments, and urban agriculture, there are refueled hopes for the future. ... Pig City in particular is the only example I've seen on animal farming vertically, instead of plants.
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New 420X-PRO Vertical LED Grow Light Released by Hydro Grow - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

New 420X-PRO Vertical LED Grow Light Released by Hydro Grow - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New 420X-PRO Vertical LED Grow Light Released by Hydro GrowVirtual-Strategy MagazineAnalysts predict vertical gardening to become more popular in coming decades, as it reduces the amount of space one needs to produce crops while maximizing each...
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Tell Us Detroit News Network | tellusdetroit.com | News, sports, features, blogs, photos and forums from Detroit and Michigan

Tell Us Detroit News Network | tellusdetroit.com | News, sports, features, blogs, photos and forums from Detroit and Michigan | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Tell Us Detroit News Network covers news, business, autos, sports, entertainment, lifestyles and more in Metro Detroit and all of Michigan regularly updated online at tellusdetroit.com.
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Eating on a Green Roof: New York's Buildings Provide Food, Habitat for Wildlife – ecomagination

NY's buildings create rooftop food/habitat for wildlife. We need these green roofs in SF!
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Aeroponic system for urban agriculture

The AeroFarms and EcoVeggies partnership to bring an aeroponic growing system to St. Philips Academy has demonstrated vertical controlled agriculture that gr...

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Michael Pollan: Twinkies vs. Carrots

Michael Pollan: Twinkies vs. Carrots | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Thanks to Donald Lemperle for the heads up sharing of this question and important answer ...

 

Ever wondered why a Twinkie costs less than a carrot? How could a product with over 40 artifical ingredients possibly cost less than a vegetable that comes from the ground?

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Food Security through Green Revolution

Food Security through Green Revolution | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The green revolution or the use of advanced technology for increased agricultural yields offers security against food shortages.
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The Perfect Bagel Is Engineered in California

The Perfect Bagel Is Engineered in California | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When Dan Graf got interested in the finer points of bagel making, he was told to pay tribute to his culinary elders, as done by his bosses a...
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Sockeye salmon collapse due to lack of food, study says

Sockeye salmon collapse due to lack of food, study says | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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 suggests.

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This Is How Honey Is Flavored

This Is How Honey Is Flavored | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the difference is between clover honey and wild flower honey? Steve Gentry of Steve's Bees gives us the scoop!
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Global warming harms lakes

Global warming harms lakes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Global warming affects lakes. Based on the example of Lake Zurich, researchers have demonstrated that there is insufficient water turnover in the lake during the winter and harmful Burgundy blood algae are increasingly thriving.
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56% of US Now in Drought - Worst Since 1950s

56% of US Now in Drought - Worst Since 1950s | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Over 1000 US counties are experiencing drought conditions, with June 2012 being the 10th driest on record.
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Biomimicry: unintended consequences

Biomimicry: unintended consequences | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

It seems mother nature has again shown us humans a solution set that was elegantly already there and being used ...

 

Editorial: Research on the silk moth may have turned up a method for preserving vaccines in hot climates...


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The Philippines is a FARM NATION

The Philippines is a FARM NATION | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of the most frustrating things I’ve witnessed in this country is “wasted resources”; particularly farm resources. No matter where I go, I see a lot of un-utilized and under-utilized...
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The Second Meeting of The Project « Green Roofs For a Greener ...

The Second Meeting of The Project « Green Roofs For a Greener ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
6 different buildings with green roof, approximately 60000 square meters of total area were visited in the first day of the meeting. These buildings are Basel University Building, Business Center, Basel Exhibition Hall, Tram ...
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Painting over a food desert

GUEST VOICE | Food walls are not widely used, but they are a step in the right direction.
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Going Green: Rooftop gardens - YNN, Your News Now

Going Green: Rooftop gardens - YNN, Your News Now | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
YNN's Terry Ettinger explains the benefits that a rooftop garden can provide.
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Bee fans try to get Los Angeles to allow hives in residential areas

Bee fans try to get Los Angeles to allow hives in residential areas | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rob McFarland was in his florally vivacious backyard, tending his vegetable plot, when he noticed some honeybees buzzing around a tree. A few minutes later some bees had become tens of thousands.
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Discovery - How its made - Hydroponic lettuce production

Hydroponic lettuce production (I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/CyeVMjyd Discovery - How its made - Hydroponic lettuce pro...)...
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Roy Yamaguchi And Dave McClure Talk Food Tech At 500 Startups [TCTV] | TechCrunch

Roy Yamaguchi And Dave McClure Talk Food Tech At 500 Startups [TCTV] | TechCrunch | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Last week, incubator and early-stage investment firm 500 Startups hosted an event it called...
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Keep Houseplants from Leaking Dirt with Coffee Filters

Keep Houseplants from Leaking Dirt with Coffee Filters | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Indoor planters usually consist of the planter itself (with a hole in the bottom to allow drainage) and a saucer to hold any excess water from the plant.
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