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Farming goes to town as crops come to city - Montreal Gazette

Farming goes to town as crops come to city - Montreal Gazette | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Farming goes to town as crops come to cityMontreal GazetteNow it's known as urban agriculture, and cities around the world are realizing the positive effects it can have on everything from building strong communities to fighting climate change to...
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Food Bank's Youth Farm Project to Host "Intro to Urban Agriculture" June 18 ... - Tucson Citizen

Food Bank's Youth Farm Project to Host "Intro to Urban Agriculture" June 18 ...Tucson CitizenEach session will begin and end at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Farm, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane. What Will the Intro to Urban Ag Participants be Doing?
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Urban Farm Tours feature sustainability methods used in urban environments - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Urban Farm Tours feature sustainability methods used in urban environments - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Urban Farm Tours feature sustainability methods used in urban environmentsSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)The Institute of Urban Homesteading offering classes that focus on living in an urban environment and in...
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MaxDiV Houses To Provide Urban Farms At Home | Futuristic NEWS

MaxDiV Houses To Provide Urban Farms At Home | Futuristic NEWS | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
MaxDiV Houses, Urban Farms, eco Home MaxDiV House Concept by Ecologic Studio is to allow the suburban dwellers grow their own terrace gardens and live with nature and in proximity to the cities at the same time.
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A Food Truck Takes Paris - Video Library - The New York Times

A Food Truck Takes Paris - Video Library - The New York Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Jordan Fielders, an American and Canadian expatriate, just opened Cantine California, one of the first food trucks in Paris to offer upscale versions of American food like hamburgers and cupcakes.
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'Green curtain' DIY: Japan's Kyocera shows us how to cool buildings ...

'Green curtain' DIY: Japan's Kyocera shows us how to cool buildings ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

One of the early designs from Japan - a trellis system with rooted vines, minimal cost with great coverage

 

Kyocera is planting green curtains at 28 company locations across Japan. These constructions allow a series of vines to ascend up angled or vertical supports. The resulting green wall of foliage shades the windows, but still ...

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The Lazy Urban Gardener's Safety Net

The Lazy Urban Gardener's Safety Net | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
So, what do you do if you neglected to start your veggies way back in January or February? You had good intentions but there always seemed to be something that stole your attention. Now it’s the planting season and you have nothing to plant...
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Want the Kitchen Nano Garden? Check out the Urban Cultivator

Want the Kitchen Nano Garden? Check out the Urban Cultivator | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Urban Cultivator™ brings organic hydroponic herbs and veggies to your own in-kitchen garden. It comes in three models, and you can buy one right now!
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KFC canola switch not a GM comment - Stock and Land

KFC canola switch not a GM comment - Stock and Land | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
KFC canola switch not a GM commentStock and LandBY COLIN BETTLES FAST food giant KFC says its recent switch to use canola oil sourced entirely from Australian farmers has nothing to do with any judgement on GM technology.
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Grand Rapids ministry turns to fish-and-plant-growing venture to create jobs

Grand Rapids ministry turns to fish-and-plant-growing venture to create jobs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The new executive director of The Other Way Ministries is Grammy-nominated Christian music artist Wayburn Dean.  The Other Way Ministries also will try to increase its involvement in economic development by pursuing a nonprofit venture in aquaponics.


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5 million Brazil farmers in legal feud with Monsanto over $2 Billion GM soy seed royalties

5 million Brazil farmers in legal feud with Monsanto over $2 Billion GM soy seed royalties | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Transgenic soy cultivation is spreading like wildfire across Brazil, despite protests from environmentalists who say it leads to increased deforestation and from experts who say it results in less farm jobs."Transgenic soy occupies 44 percent of land under grain cultivation but represents only 5.5 percent of farm jobs," said Sergio Schlesinger, a researcher who slammed the advance of soybean monoculture in his book "the grain that grew too much." He said this highly mechanized monoculture requires little labor and leads to the expulsion of thousands of farm workers...


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Giant Umbrellas Turn a Public Space into a Water Cleaning Art Garden

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The conversion of an intersection in Portland to house a storm water sculpture garden has aesthetic and ecological benefits.
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The water crisis is now | Peak Oil News and Message Boards

The water crisis is now | Peak Oil News and Message Boards | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

By the time you finish reading this article, at least five children will have died because of diseases borne by dirty water.

 

Studies show that by 2025 half the world’s population will not have enough water to meet its needs. Already a billion people do not have access to clean water, and more than two billion lack adequate sanitation. And as scarcity increases, farmers are finding it more difficult to feed the world’s growing population, which could reach nine billion by 2050.

 

A water crisis is happening now, and it compromises our efforts to reduce poverty and promote economic development.

 

This year China experienced its worst drought in half a century, affecting millions of acres of farmland and causing power shortages. In northern Africa, the encroaching desert has been forcing people to resettle and has exacerbated tensions between farmers and herders. And the famine in the Horn of Africa has served as a horrific reminder of the effects of drought and poor water management.

It does not have to be this way – there are solutions.


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GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy food - nwitimes.com

GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy food - nwitimes.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy foodnwitimes.comRural and urban communities alike, however, are proving that these methods are not just adequate, but ideal to nourish communities while simultaneously protecting the environment.
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3 Living Walls for Green Building and Innovation in Design - Green-Buildings.com

3 Living Walls for Green Building and Innovation in Design - Green-Buildings.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

We have found the GO-2 wall by Plant Connection to be a great unit

 

3 Living Walls for Green Building and Innovation in DesignGreen-Buildings.comAlso, living walls are known to improve occupant well-being because of the improved air quality and aesthetics.

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Homeless and Overweight: Obesity is the New Malnutrition

Homeless and Overweight: Obesity is the New Malnutrition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

This startling fact blows up an old paradigm that obesity is linked directly with wealth

 

A new survey finds that one in three homeless people in Boston are clinically obese, a number that casts in relief the strange reality of fo...

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Vertical Farms Sprout into Reality - LiveScience.com

Vertical Farms Sprout into Reality - LiveScience.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Asia & Europe are underway and advancing, US in catchup mode ...

 

Vertical Farms Sprout into RealityLiveScience.comSuch urgency has given root to a new agricultural idea in the past few years — building vertical farms that climb toward the sky or burrow beneath the Earth.

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Vertical Farms Could Easily Sprout Up in Future Cities

Vertical Farms Could Easily Sprout Up in Future Cities | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Before you know it, there may be skyscraper farms in your home city.
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Healthy harvest awaits Hub

Go Boston ... proactive efforts to combat food waste and help urban farming efforts

 

The food system is broken. In Boston and around the world, vast amounts of food are wasted while many go hungry. One third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Food-related disease is on the rise.

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Federal bill would give nation's hens bigger cages - San Jose Mercury News

Animal activists, foes trying to expand coops...

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Collaboration key to water, food solutions - CattleNetwork.com

Collaboration key to water, food solutionsCattleNetwork.com"Some people describe this as a crisis," said Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the global Water for Food Conference Thursday (May 31).
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The Melt adds sizzle to mobile-payment model - USA TODAY

The Melt adds sizzle to mobile-payment model - USA TODAY | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Technology and the perfect grilled cheese might be the blueprint of future fast food of high quality

 

USA TODAYThe Melt adds sizzle to mobile-payment modelUSA TODAYThe Melt — whose founder, Jonathan Kaplan, sold his previous start-up, Pure Digital Technologies, maker of the Flip HD video camera, to Cisco Systems for $590 million in 2009 — melds...

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The Last Diet You Will Ever Need

The Last Diet You Will Ever Need | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

How do we get healthy, how do we lose weight ... new diet to follow ... avoid all food with LABELS !!!

 

Each of us has the capacity to make the small changes in our lives that will create big changes in our food landscape, our agriculture and even our government policies.

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World Environment Day is This Week! Here's a Sneak Peek at the Rio Celebrations

World Environment Day is This Week! Here's a Sneak Peek at the Rio Celebrations | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We're heading to Rio for World Environment Day. Here's a sneak peek at what's happening in Rio de Janeiro this week.
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Growing Power to host international urban, small farm conference in September ... - The Republic

Growing Power to host international urban, small farm conference in September ...The RepublicAP MILWAUKEE — About 3000 people are expected to attend an international urban and small farm conference held in the Milwaukee area in September.
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