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SeaOrbiter to begin construction by year's end, project price tag clocks in at $52.7 million

SeaOrbiter to begin construction by year's end, project price tag clocks in at $52.7 million | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Remember that USS Enterprise-esque ocean research vessel we first ran across back in 2005?
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We're Utterly Failing Our Environmental Pledges Made 20 Years Ago in Rio, Scientists Report

We're Utterly Failing Our Environmental Pledges Made 20 Years Ago in Rio, Scientists Report | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new report card in Nature gives world leaders failing grades for the assignments given to three treaties established at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio.
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Is Buying Local Food the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet?

Is Buying Local Food the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

This info may be slanted but the point is well made ... it is not a simple calculation when factoring transport cost and footprint for food, variables can be significant so one must dig deeper when making an assumption of food miles

 

In this excerpt from the latest book by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the authors look at the realities of local food.

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'Vertical farm' blossoms at meatpacking plant - CNN.com

'Vertical farm' blossoms at meatpacking plant - CNN.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An old meatpacking plant in Chicago is being transformed into an eco farm, which its founders says will produce food sustainably, while creating zero waste.
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People’s Summit: Food Waste and Post Harvest Losses | Nourishing the Planet

People’s Summit: Food Waste and Post Harvest Losses | Nourishing the Planet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), reports that an estimated one-third of all food produced is wasted every year. In the United States alone, retailers and households throw away about 40 percent of all edible food.

 

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will co-host a panel on food waste. In addition, rising global food prices and increasing income inequality are endangering the poor’s ability to feed themselves. But according to Tristram Stuart, a food waste expert and Sophie Prize Winner, salvaging 25 percent of the food waste from the U.S., the U.K., and Europe could rid the world of malnutrition.

 

In recent years, information on food waste and prevention methods have become more readily available and are beginning to spur responsible consumerism. For example, in the U.K., the Love Food, Hate Waste initiative reaches out to consumers with a user-friendly website with waste-prevention shopping tips, recipes for leftovers, and facts on global food waste.


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HydroponicsTV: The Grow Channel - Aquaponics in Hawaii Videos

Mike's aquaponic system (Watch Now: Aquaponics in Hawaii http://t.co/T8VcSiH5 : #aquaponic #hydro...)...
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1-Week Boot Camp Course: How to Become an Urban Farmer

1-Week Boot Camp Course:  How to Become an Urban Farmer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Great offering in Brooklyn ...

 

Skillshare is a marketplace of classes to learn anything (e.g. cooking, fashion, programming) from teachers in your community.

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What farms can do for cities: A chat with author Sarah Rich | Grist

What farms can do for cities: A chat with author Sarah Rich | Grist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Sarah Rich, author of Urban Farms. A former editor at Dwell and co-founder of the Foodprint Project, Sarah Rich thinks and writes about food as a key component of today's urban landscape. So when she and photographer ...
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Urban Farmer | By Sharon Aschaiek | University of Toronto Magazine

Urban Farmer | By Sharon Aschaiek | University of Toronto Magazine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If Ran Goel (JD 2007) has his way, every backyard in Toronto will become an organic microfarm.
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Urban Agri-puncture / Dylan Kwok | Style of Design

Urban Agri-puncture / Dylan Kwok | Style of Design | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, we featured a three part series that explored Urban Agriculture – how its design could change our relationship to food and potentially guide the way we plan and revitalize our cities.
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Meet your Urban Farmer - starring EYA

Meet your Urban Farmer - starring EYA | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
She facilitates all sorts of skill building workshops, teaches permaculture principles and applications, and urban agriculture techniques. She also helps oversee EYA's Urban Seeds program, and works with volunteers and staff ...
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May 2012 global temperatures second warmest on record

May 2012 global temperatures second warmest on record | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The globally-averaged temperature for May 2012 marked the second warmest May since record keeping began in 1880. May 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive May and 327th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.
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Put the Sol Food Mobile Farm on the Road Through Kickstarter

Put the Sol Food Mobile Farm on the Road Through Kickstarter | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

A worthy new Kickstarter project to spread the word on growing food ... check it out and go and help ...

 

A new mobile greenhouse wants to travel the country to teach people about urban farming.

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Invisible Bike Helmet Is Safest Bike Helmet

Invisible Bike Helmet Is Safest Bike Helmet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hovding 'invisible' bicycle helmet - actually a collar that inflates on collision - grabs top spot in Swedish safety tests.
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Green Roof Growers: Growing Melons in Sub Irrigated Planters (SIPs)

Green Roof Growers: Growing Melons in Sub Irrigated Planters (SIPs) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
These melons grew on our roof a few years back and they were little rock stars. People couldn't believe how happy they were, hanging by their sturdy ropey threads. Melons are mostly water and they love sub irrigation, ...
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Vertical Garden meets Aquaponics

Vertical Garden meets Aquaponics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Great designs and uses for an aquaponics system

 

This idea combines two of my favorite urban food growing solutions – vertical gardening, and aquaponics. Can they be friends? Of course they can! Charlie from Ecolicious in Sydney has been tr...

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Grow your own indoors with Windowfarms

Shamengo pioneer Britta Riley has designed a simple, elegant solution for indoor gardening in small spaces. Windowfarms allow users to maximize window space ...
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Hydroponic, aeroponic, and next: plasticponic

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The global challenge of food and nutrition security - Washington Post

The global challenge of food and nutrition security - Washington Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Big Takeaway from this discussion ...  30% -40% of food produced gets LOST between the farmer and consumer ... wonder if this number also includes food WASTED ... whatever the answer the amount of lost food is not insignificant and should be focused on ....

 

Financial TimesThe global challenge of food and nutrition securityWashington PostThey are co-chairs of B-20, the food security task force for the Group of 20. ...

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Cultivating an agricultural revolution - Toronto Star

Cultivating an agricultural revolution - Toronto Star | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Toronto StarCultivating an agricultural revolutionToronto StarThe seeds of this trend were planted by Fresh City Farms, an enterprise striving for a more social, healthy and food-secure city through small-scale urban ...
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Book Review: The Blueberry Years | Urban Farm And Beehives

Book Review: The Blueberry Years | Urban Farm And Beehives | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If you're a fan of blueberries, homesteading, and small farmers, you'll love The Blueberry Years by Jim Minick. I learned of this book's existence from a.
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NYC becoming a 'green' roof city - Bikya Masr

Bikya MasrNYC becoming a 'green' roof cityBikya MasrNEW YORK: Bharat Bahadur, 22, a rooftop access resident in New York City's Greenwich Village, and electric guitar player, uses his barren, black tar roof to ...
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A&P Forms Partnership With BrightFarms - Supermarket News

Big news ... someone other than Whole Foods on urban farm produce

 

A&P Forms Partnership With BrightFarmsSupermarket NewsThe Brooklyn facility will be a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse, on 100000 square feet of rooftop space.

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