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Doctors Office Transforms 4,000 Sq.Ft Lawn into Edible Landscape

Doctors Office Transforms 4,000 Sq.Ft Lawn into Edible Landscape | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
With diabetes and obesity causing major health problems, one family practice is transforming its front lawn into an educational, edible garden.

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Seagrasses Can Store Twice as Much Carbon as Forests

Seagrasses Can Store Twice as Much Carbon as Forests | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The majority of the stored carbon is in the soil anchoring seagrasses, where it can be several meters deep and could be storing carbon for thousands of years.

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California Farmer Who Abandoned 50,000 Chickens Sued by Animal Welfare Groups

California Farmer Who Abandoned 50,000 Chickens Sued by Animal Welfare Groups | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The aftermath of the largest rescue of farmed animals in California history is now headed to court.

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Vertical farming takes root in New Buffalo

It might be the first of its kind in the country ... A vertical farming operation in our area is providing fresh, organic fruit and vegetables year round. Green Spirit Farms has been producing local...
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Northern California Eco-Friendly Company, CompoClay, Unveils ...

These are generally easily added to any vertical surface with a simple z-cleat system, it to be what you want for gardens in compact spaces or transforming any lifeless surface into a beautiful and functional green wall.
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With fat: What's good or bad for the heart, may be the same for the brain

According to new research, one "bad" fat -- saturated fat -- was found to be associated with worse overall cognitive function and memory in women over time.

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Rooftop Farm Builders Set Ambitious Goals « REVMODO

Rooftop Farm Builders Set Ambitious Goals «  REVMODO | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Bright Farms Picture a metropolis adorned with hydroponic rooftops, each churning out tons of healthy, carbon-neutral food. A distant utopia?
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Infographic: Plant the Plate | UCSUSA

Infographic: Plant the Plate | UCSUSA | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The USDA says we should be eating more fruits and vegetables--and this UCS infographic shows that our farmers can grow the healthy foods we need, with a little help from forward-looking agricultural policy.

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Agriculture's Next Frontier

Agriculture's Next Frontier | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

How urban farms could feed the world...A bit long, but the first 2 pages are a "must-read."  FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion Ph.D.   


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Earthbound Farm Cultivates Huge Impact through Organic Farming

Earthbound Farm Cultivates Huge Impact through Organic Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

- Social Venture Network via @CSRWire

How did a two-and-a-half-acre heirloom raspberry farm and roadside stand blossom into the largest grower of organic produce in North America? Myra Goodman says it is “an accidental story.”....


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House Committee votes to end military biofuel programs

House Committee votes to end military biofuel programs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
So about those plans for more military biofuel production...A Republican-led group within the House Armed Services Committee recently voted to...

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A health champion and his school without junk food

A health champion and his school without junk food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mbakwe Okafor, wellness director at Codman Academy in Dorchester, worked to pull students with few options for healthy eating off the road to obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
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24 Hours Vancouver

24 Hours Vancouver | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming in the city. http://t.co/wtk1icmk Closer than you think!
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Maker Faire 2012: EcoJaunt's How-To Videos For Green Living

Maker Faire 2012: EcoJaunt's How-To Videos For Green Living | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A home base for eco-living education, a start-up called EcoJaunt has traveled all over to collect the best tips and tricks from DIY experts.

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Antibiotic residues, some more than FDA limits, in seafood purchased at US grocery stores, experts say

Scientists have found evidence of antibiotics – one a suspected human carcinogen – in seafood imported into the United States and purchased from grocery store shelves.
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Greenroofs.com Projects - Private Kiawah Island, SC Residence

Greenroofs.com Projects - Private Kiawah Island, SC Residence | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Submitted by: Living Roofs Inc.: This private residential green roof is located in the marsh sensitive ecology o...
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Multi-sector groups join forces to plant mangroves - The Philippine Star » Business Features » Agriculture

Multi-sector groups join forces to plant mangroves - The Philippine Star » Business Features » Agriculture | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

According to Dr. Dicky Simorangkir, international expert of the ACB-GIZ Biodiversity and Climate Change Project, “Mangroves are one of nature’s best ways of combating  climate change because of their high capacity for sequestering carbon and their ability to limit the effects of sea level rise and extreme weather events linked to global warming. Conserving and restoration of mangrove areas should therefore be a high priority. We can benefit from the vast wealth of experiences and learning in mangrove conservation and restoration in the Philippines and other countries of the ASEAN and if these activities are continuously supported, we have a better chance of improving the region’s adaptive capacity to climate change.”


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LIGHTLIFE® PARTNERS WITH URBAN FARMING

LIGHTLIFE® PARTNERS WITH URBAN FARMING | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Now you can feel even better about your purchase knowing that Lightlife is donating $150000 to Urban Farming in an effort to help support their mission of ending hunger by helping people become self-sustainable through ...
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A Critical Time & Announcing UFG Store

A Critical Time & Announcing UFG Store | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Farming Guys could use some help http://t.co/u9QZN7z7 via @UrbanFarmingGuy...
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Put it in your pipe and grow it: Former tobacco farms evolve | Grist

Put it in your pipe and grow it: Former tobacco farms evolve | Grist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement didn't just pay for health damages and counter-marketing, it's also been quietly helping farmers in North Carolina rebuild their local food system.

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Dream to Farm aims to encourage local farmers - SW Iowa News

Dream to Farm aims to encourage local farmers - SW Iowa News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Dream to Farm aims to encourage local farmersSW Iowa NewsThe class begins on May 30 and costs $39, a price greatly reduced thanks to an almost $17000 grant from the Iowa State University Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

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Sunday Salute: Carter pioneered strawberry-picking tradition | Fayetteville Observer

Sunday Salute: Carter pioneered strawberry-picking tradition | Fayetteville Observer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

If you ever picked your own strawberries, you likely have Troy"Buck" Carter to thank.


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Drug found for parasite that is major cause of death worldwide

Drug found for parasite that is major cause of death worldwide | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An existing drug has been found to be effective against Entamoeba histolytica.
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For NY farmers, fracking means salvation _ or ruin

For NY farmers, fracking means salvation _ or ruin | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When Dan Fitzsimmons looks across the Susquehanna River and sees the flares of Pennsylvania gas wells, he thinks bitterly of the riches beneath his own land locked up by the heated debate that has kept ...

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Compass Green Spring

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