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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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Local Orbit

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Local Orbit - E-commerce & Business Management Tools for the New Local Food Economy...
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Food Tech Startup Trend Takes Hold in Michigan - Xconomy

Food Tech Startup Trend Takes Hold in Michigan - Xconomy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Food Tech Startup Trend Takes Hold in MichiganXconomyAs concerns about the effects of globalization on the food supply and genetically modified “frankenfood” grow, locavores are having their moment in the spotlight.
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Revolutionary Plots | Rebecca Solnit | Orion Magazine

Long article but well worth the time to read and contemplate ideas and projects ... the new Ag revolution is here and well ....

 

Urban agriculture: upscale fetish or revolution in the making? It depends in part on what you hope to cultivate. (YES!

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United Supermarkets Joins FoodLink Online Network - Technology - Supermarket Chain |Grocery Chain | Grocery Store Chain | Supermarket News

Foodlink is a buying platform for fresh food (#indygrocer #retail United Supermarkets Joins FoodLink Online Network: Foodlink is a buying platform for fresh food http://t.co/6w5dW7zf...)...
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Rochester Roots

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Urban farming program tries to foster independence and responsibility in at risk youth: http://t.co/W3MnwJSi...
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Green walls with Terraforce. | Facebook

Green walls with Terraforce. | Facebook | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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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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Twitter / PineappleGrill: #Featuredfarmeroftheweek W ...

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Wailpoli Farms on slopes of Haleakala on Maui ...  great hydro vegies ...

 

Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.

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Urban farming is flourishing; cities move to be more supportive - July 16, 2012 Metropolitan Council newsletter article

Urban farming is flourishing; cities move to be more supportive - July 16, 2012 Metropolitan Council newsletter article | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Cool story on urban farming from @MetCouncilNews http://t.co/dpb3Mm0d...
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Eat The City: The History Of New York As Food Producer | Pursuitist

Eat The City: The History Of New York As Food Producer | Pursuitist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It is tempting to think of the urban farming revival as a modern movement but like many things the current generation believes it discovered, this latest (The City: The History Of New York As Food Producer: It is tempting to think of the urban farming...
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Revolutionizing Agriculture with Aquaponic Processes

Revolutionizing Agriculture with Aquaponic Processes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Revolutionizing Agriculture with Aquaponic Processes http://t.co/hjenWqGs #Aquaponic #Agriculture...
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From tower to table: Marblehead vertical garden redefines 'eating locally'

From tower to table: Marblehead vertical garden redefines 'eating locally' | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Despite an increasing emphasis on eating healthfully, organically and locally, most consumers would be surprised to learn that the majority of fruits and vegetables we eat today have traveled an astonishing 1,500 miles before arriving on the end of...
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