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Sustainable: Can St. Paul become an urban farming mecca? : Sun Solar Electric

federal solar energy rebates http://t.co/eHf346Ud Sustainable: Can St. Paul become an urban farming mecca?
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Nine-year-old critic Martha wins food fight with council

Nine-year-old critic Martha wins food fight with council | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Nine-year-old critic Martha wins food fight with council (Gold! You go girl!
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DayLife: An Urban Backyard for NYC's Lower East Side

DayLife: An Urban Backyard for NYC's Lower East Side | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Great design ... pop up pushcarts ... pop up farmers market or food court anyone?

 

DesigNYC, DUB-studios, and LES BID Coordinated DayLife, a project set to reflect the neighborhood identity and city philosophy through pushcarts and AstroTurf.

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Ancient warming greened Antarctica, study finds

Ancient warming greened Antarctica, study finds | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new study finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees -- along the edges of the frozen continent.
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Green roof update

Green roof update | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
My green roof had a tougher winter this year – lack of snow cover meant the relatively thin soil layer heated up and cooled down a lot.  Most of the plants did very well anyway, but a couple...
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Vertical Farming for Europe and beyond

Watch it to believe it. Vertical farming. Farming without Sunlight. Growing food 3 times faster then in outside conditions. Plantlab is making the revolution...
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Put a Green Roof On It

Put a Green Roof On It | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.
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Urban farming 2.0: High tech replacements for sun and soil - Dec. 23, 2010

Urban farming 2.0: High tech replacements for sun and soil - Dec. 23, 2010 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
High-tech urban farming isn't just hip - it's profitable.
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Eating on a Green Roof: New York's Buildings Provide Food, Habitat for Wildlife – ecomagination

Eating on a Green Roof: New York's Buildings Provide Food, Habitat for Wildlife – ecomagination | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @UrdunMubdi3: Eating on a Green Roof: New York's Buildings Provide Food, Habitat for Wildlife http://t.co/UNncukal...
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Prospero the Swarming Farmbot Wants to Show You the Future of Agriculture

Prospero the Swarming Farmbot Wants to Show You the Future of Agriculture | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Agriculture is big business.But the future of big farming isn’t in massive machinery, but swarms of smart, cheap 'bots seeding, tending and harvesting fields one plant at a time (“@nytimesbits: In which we imagine robots growing our food
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Why Vertical Aeroponic Gardening Is The Future Of Agriculture | Tom Corson-Knowles

Why Vertical Aeroponic Gardening Is The Future Of Agriculture | Tom Corson-Knowles | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The most important nutrition tips and information on living a healthy lifestyle with Tom Corson-Knowles. Learn how you can lose weight, get fit, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases with good nutrition.
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Record World Cereal Harvest Seen Replenishing Stocks by FAO

World cereal production will rise 3.2 percent to a record this year, exceeding consumption and resulting in growing stockpiles that will weigh on prices, the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization forecast.

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A collection of interviews with urban farmers in the Metro Vancouver region | Fire&Light

Meet your Urban Farmer short film series produced by Fire&Light Media Group. We speak to 18 urban farmers in the Metro Vancouver region. (Urban farming? Would you consider it?
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Chicago: Abandoned Food Factory To Become A Zero-Waste Vertical Farm

Chicago: Abandoned Food Factory To Become A Zero-Waste Vertical Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Chicago, America's Windy City, will be home to a zero-waste vertical farm which will produce sustainable foods including vegetables, bread, beer and fish (RT @FineDiningLover: The zero waste vertical farm - http://t.co/cb7O9DWy...
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Home grown: Salvation Army program teaches kids to farm, sell food - Billings Gazette

Home grown: Salvation Army program teaches kids to farm, sell food - Billings Gazette | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Home grown: Salvation Army program teaches kids to farm, sell foodBillings GazetteFor more information on the Salvation Army's Middle Ground Urban Farm Community Supported Agriculture program and to find out how to sign up for boxes of ...
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Urban farm raising greens, jobs - Baltimore Sun (blog)

Urban farm raising greens, jobs - Baltimore Sun (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farm raising greens, jobsBaltimore Sun (blog)South Baltimore company Big City Farms aims to expand fresh food production across city.
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AND NOW...GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS could make it to your plate with minimal testing — and no public input

AND NOW...GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS could make it to your plate with minimal testing — and no public input | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

- Grist

Last January, inspectors with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration paid a visit to the University of Illinois, where researchers have been studying the DNA of pigs. Cow genes were inserted into sows to increase their milk production, and a synthetic gene was added to make milk digestion easier for the piglets, thereby causing them to grow faster. But instead of the experimental swine being destroyed, as required by the FDA, 386 piglets were sold to livestock brokers, who then sold them to slaughterhouses, who sold them to grocery stores, who sold them to consumers as pork chops, sausage, and bacon.

Now, scientists, environmentalists, and food-safety advocates are concerned that GM meat, eggs, and milk could follow in the footsteps of transgenic crops, becoming a part of the U.S. diet before they have been shown to be safe for humans, animals, and the environment.

To date, no GM animals have been approved for sale within the U.S. food industry...http://grist.org/article/and3/


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When eating organic was totally uncool Before... - Y'ALL

When eating organic was totally uncool Before... - Y'ALL | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The story of the Hmong refugees told from the eyes of one who came through the settlement and then emergence of the organic farming movement, something the Hmongs had always done and are now finally being recognized and rewarded ...

 

When eating organic was totally uncool Before hipsters got rooftop gards, my poor, refugee family ate that way because we had to. And we were ashamed by Pha Lo To me, the organic food movement has...

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Rio+20 Earth Summit Q&A - Telegraph.co.uk

Rio+20 Earth Summit Q&A - Telegraph.co.uk | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know about the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development but were too afraid to ask.

 

The largest United Nations conference ever will be held from 20 to 22 June at the Riocentro Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio+20, officially called the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, brings together 194 nations to make a series of political agreements to improve standards of living while protecting the environment. A number of side events held by legislators, corporations and NGOs are happening at the same time around similar themes on access for food, water and energy for all.


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Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

http://www.ted.com Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarde...
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Vertical is wave of future

Vertical is wave of future | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For several thousand years, traditional farmers have thought horizontally, with sprawling use of rural land and labor-intensive operations.
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Refugees Plant Roots in a New Land With a New Garden

Refugees Plant Roots in a New Land With a New Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The International Rescue Committee on Friday inaugurated its second garden in the Bronx, which will have fruit trees, orchards, an aquaponic greenhouse and up to 60 plots and planting beds.
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Urban Farming at the Homegirl Cafe | Garden Design

Urban Farming at the Homegirl Cafe | Garden Design | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Homegirl Cafe, started in 2005 and an off-shoot of Homeboy Industries, has a farm-to-kitchen training program, helping former gang members and other at-risk youth by providing gardening and cooking jobs.
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GREAT Infographic: An Easy To Digest Guide To Seasonal Fruits And Veggies

GREAT Infographic: An Easy To Digest Guide To Seasonal Fruits And Veggies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Fruits and vegetables taste better when they’re in season. Anyone who has bitten into a rock-hard plum knows this....


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