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GM corn and sick/dying honey bees - what's the link?

The short answer to both questions starts with a slow-motion train wreck that began in the mid-1990s: corn integrated pest management (IPM) fell apart at the seams. Rather, it was intentionally unraveled by Bayer and Monsanto....

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Via: GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.


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This Week in Review - Sky Gardens: Where Cool Green Meets Lofty ...

This Week in Review - Sky Gardens: Where Cool Green Meets Lofty ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rachel Nuwer of ecomagination.com says, “Eating on a Green Roof: New York's Buildings Provide Food, Habitat for Wildlife.” She says, “New York's green roofs do more than add a splash of green to the urban habitat.
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Infographics of the Week: American Waistlines Grow as Grocery Spending Decreases | Food+Tech Connect

Infographics of the Week: American Waistlines Grow as Grocery Spending Decreases | Food+Tech Connect | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Americans may be spending less money on food, but dollars saved are just being spent on the resulting costs of poor health that plague the nation.
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New evidence in fructose debate: Could it be healthy for us?

New evidence in fructose debate: Could it be healthy for us? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and that it may even provide some benefit.
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Greater Los Angeles to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century

Greater Los Angeles to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new study shows climate change will cause temperatures in the Los Angeles region to rise an average of 4-5 degrees by midcentury, tripling the number of extremely hot days in downtown L.A., and quadrupling them in the valleys and high elevations.
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Foundational concept of ecology tested: Purple loosestrife altered life in nearby ponds

Foundational concept of ecology tested: Purple loosestrife altered life in nearby ponds | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How strong are the links in food webs? An experiment demonstrates that they're strong enough for a disturbance to propagate across four trophic levels and two ecosystems.
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Phoenix duo 'fishing' for creative way to produce food - Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix duo 'fishing' for creative way to produce food - Phoenix Business Journal | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A business aimed at using fish and plants to bolster commercial fishing operations...

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New York Plantings: Greenroofing all over New York

New York Plantings: Greenroofing all over New York | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New York Plantings aims to turn all New York buildings into green!
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Vertical Urban (Rooftop) Farming is Alive and Well in the Big Apple : Target  Health  Global

Vertical Urban (Rooftop) Farming is Alive and Well in the Big Apple : Target  Health  Global | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Vertical Urban (Rooftop) Farming is Alive and Well in the Big Apple : Target  Health  Global http://t.co/Sl8dSWvB...
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UVM to hold summit on food systems - BurlingtonFreePress.com

UVM to hold summit on food systemsBurlingtonFreePress.comWhat: Locavore 2.0: Food + Tech Entrepreneurs panel hosted by the Burlington NetSquared Meetup Group co-sponsored by UVM on harnessing the power of ...and more »...
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One-third of Metro Vancouver trash is discarded food: Study

One-third of Metro Vancouver trash is discarded food: Study | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Discarded food makes up 39 per cent of all trash from single-family homes and 32 per cent of garbage from apartment buildings, a Metro Vancouver study found.
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Balcony farmers are taking root - China Daily

China DailyBalcony farmers are taking rootChina DailyThe perfect storm of two major trends in China - online shopping and growing concerns about food safety - has given birth to a generation of urban farmers.
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California Coast Will See 6 Inches of Sea Level Rise by 2030, 3 Feet by 2100

California Coast Will See 6 Inches of Sea Level Rise by 2030, 3 Feet by 2100 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new report from the National Research Council tallies up the projected toll of the rising seas on the Pacific Coast. Spoiler alert: it's bad news.
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The retreating Himalayas: Food security on the line | Technology ...

The retreating Himalayas: Food security on the line | Technology ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
WHEN THE unparalleled rate of glacial retreat within the South Asian region isn't checked, nations in the region will probably turn highly food-insecure. Pakistan's latest Global Warming Policy clearly signifies that freshwater ...
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Food search site NutritionRank aims to quantify healthy eating

Food search site NutritionRank aims to quantify healthy eating | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The folks over at iFood.tv are no longer just proffering up cooking videos and recipes.
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Singapore's Supertree-Powered Gardens By the Bay Opens to Public (Photos)

Singapore's Supertree-Powered Gardens By the Bay Opens to Public (Photos) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One-hundred-hectacre waterfront reclamation project spans 101 hectares, provides 'showcase' of sustainable practices and world's plants.
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Study: Worldwide Obesity Could Drain Natural Resources as Much as Half a Billion More People

Study: Worldwide Obesity Could Drain Natural Resources as Much as Half a Billion More People | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If the US obesity epidemic spreads, a new study confirms it could have an untold impact on natural resources.
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Is your leaf left-handed?

Is your leaf left-handed? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The spiral pattern of leaf formation from the point of growth affects the developing leaf's exposure to the plant hormone auxin; This exposure leads to measurable left-right asymmetry in leaf development, in species previously assumed to have...
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Futuristic Urban Greenhouse Made of Miniature Cold Frames | Urban Gardens

Futuristic Urban Greenhouse Made of Miniature Cold Frames | Urban Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
At the intersection of architecture, science, and art, The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils is a futuristic greenhouse “tunnel” with seating where, in in numerous portable and removable cold frames or mini-greenhouses, edible and ornamental plants are cultivated. The greenhouse prototype was artist and architectural designer Jenny Sabin’s intellectual exploration and re-envisioning of greenhouse architecture using digital design tools.
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Agriculture : What Kind of Future?

Agriculture : What Kind of Future? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

European agriculture is in the midst of a radical transformation. Small-scale family farms — for centuries the backbone of European economic and social vitality — are disappearing at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, industrial, factory-style operations are proliferating, to the detriment of the economy, the environment, jobs and food safety....


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Urban farming: world-wide trend met with response in Flanders ...

Urban farming: world-wide trend met with response in Flanders ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming is gradually becoming a world-wide trend. Citizen initiatives shoot up like mushrooms, do-it-yourself books appear in bookshelves, gardening programmes are enjoyed by a large audience and there is even an 'Urban Farming ...
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Malthus, a Meal a Day. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Food and Love the (Population) Bomb. — Conceptual Devices

Malthus, a Meal a Day. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Food and Love the (Population) Bomb. — Conceptual Devices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It is an in-home aquaponics unit designed for the next generation kitchen or living room. It grows one meal a day: a portion of fish and a side salad.
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Community Building Through Decentralized Farming – wisebuys

Community Building Through Decentralized Farming – wisebuys | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There are Green Jobs in Urban Farming!!#miami #Broward @MiamiDadeCounty @cityofmiami @FarmerJay1 http://t.co/MEPrqqSA...
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Switzerland’s habitats in the sky

Switzerland’s habitats in the sky | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In Switzerland, practical and stunningly beautiful green rooftops serve to restore a piece of what architecture displaced.
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Plans brewing for Round Rock's first food trailer park - Austin American-Statesman

Plans brewing for Round Rock's first food trailer park - Austin American-Statesman | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Austin American-StatesmanPlans brewing for Round Rock's first food trailer parkAustin American-StatesmanThe food trailer trend in Austin has cooked up an appetite among business owners ...
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