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High-rise veggies or Price-rise veggies? - Ahmedabad Mirror

High-rise veggies or Price-rise veggies? - Ahmedabad Mirror | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
High-rise veggies or Price-rise veggies?Ahmedabad MirrorUrban farming can be practised on vertical spaces in the city, including open spaces of schools and colleges, housing societies, individual houses,” said Zende.
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Vancouver Urban Farming Society Annual General Meeting

Vancouver Urban Farming Society Annual General Meeting | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Thursday, 7 June 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society is proud to announce its first Annual General Meeting!

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How Land Rights Are Turning the World's Rural Poor Into Unexpected Conservationists

How Land Rights Are Turning the World's Rural Poor Into Unexpected Conservationists | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It is as counterintuitive as it is true: Around the world, communities who have resided on the land the longest often have the most tenuous rights to that land.
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Zero-gravity gardening takes urban veggies for a spin - TG Daily

Zero-gravity gardening takes urban veggies for a spin - TG Daily | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Zero-gravity gardening takes urban veggies for a spinTG DailyBecause the designers anticipate that the Green Wheel will be most attractive to urban apartment dwellers who are short on both space and time, it will come complete with a simple control...
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Ancient Farming Model Hooks Social Business Award - Axiom News

Ancient Farming Model Hooks Social Business Award - Axiom News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Ancient Farming Model Hooks Social Business AwardAxiom NewsAquaponics is a system of agriculture and aquaculture that uses the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants to create a closed loop method of farming.
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China keen to learn agri conservation tech from Punjab

Though Chinese goods have thronged Indian market like anything and it is obviously not possible to match their production pace, but agriculture is one field where this neighbouring country is looking up to Punjab.

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Climate Change 'Biggest Threat' to Food Security - AlertNet

Climate Change 'Biggest Threat' to Food Security - AlertNet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

COLOMBO, Jun 5 (IPS) - When it comes to expressing the threat to food security posed by changing climate patterns and extreme weather events in Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) does not mince its words."The greatest threat to food security is climate change," the Bank said in a 45-page report, ‘Food Security and Poverty in Asia and the Pacific: Key Challenges and Policy Issues', released late last month.


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Canned Food Raised Reporters' Bisphenol-A 2000%

Canned Food Raised Reporters' Bisphenol-A 2000% | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Another reason to move to locally produced fresh and wholesome food ....

 

Swedish reporters agreed to eat nothing but canned food for two days. Urine tests after the experiment showed BPA levels 2000 times higher than an its start.

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Food Trade Too Complex To Track Food Safety

Food Trade Too Complex To Track Food Safety | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

How about going down to your local food factory building and picking up dinner .... we need to change the global paradigm

 

The data-dense graphic above may be too reduced to read (here's the really big version), but its intricacy masks a simple and fairly dire me...

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Maplewood warehouse turns into a growhouse

Maplewood warehouse turns into a growhouse | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Here is a functioning vertical farm design in a warehouse ...

 

Lettuce grows on walls and basil sprouts inside large rotating cylinders at Garden Fresh Farms in Maplewood, where sun and soil are forsaken for 21st-century technology (RT @MNCERTs: Garden Fresh Farms in Maplewood grows aquaponic veggies with...

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South Korea moving towards vertical farming – iDebate.me

The scientists practice vertical farming: the mass cultivation of plant and animal life in skyscrapers. This cultivation system could help reduce overall CO2 levels in the atmosphere by recycling emissions from nearby industries.
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Sabor do Fazenda Urban Farming and Permaculture Education ...

Sabor do Fazenda Urban Farming and Permaculture Education ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I visited a lovely urban education site in Sabor do Fazenda that boasts an impressive nursery, cafe and brilliant examples of urban recycling, worm farms and the usual fare that goes along with organic gardening in the urban area.
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UWSP Students Celebrate Completion of First of its Kind Aquaponics

UWSP Students Celebrate Completion of First of its Kind Aquaponics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Global aquaponics leader, Nelson and Pade, Inc., of Montello, Wis., recently hosted three days of hands-on aquaponics learning labs with 30 college students presenting aquaponics business and marketing plans on local ...
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Food meets pharma as Nestle fights for health claims - Reuters

Functional food is term used to describe processed food with supplements ... whole about whole food without supplements

 

Food meets pharma as Nestle fights for health claimsReuters... products and reformulations are effective in delivering consumer benefits," Nestle technology chief Werner Bauer told a news conference. "We are not trying to copy pharma here.

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Urban Farming: Bursts Of Green On A Backdrop Of Gray

Urban Farming: Bursts Of Green On A Backdrop Of Gray | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Life can seem all gray when you look out of a peep-hole sized window of your match-box apartment, which is surrounded by a forest of concrete.
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Bay Area leading sustainable-food efforts - San Francisco Examiner

PostnoonBay Area leading sustainable-food effortsSan Francisco ExaminerOrganic urban agriculture, for example, is growing as urban populations grow. The Bay Area has cultivated a thriving urban farming movement.
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U of L hopes to save on energy costs with "green" roof - WDRB

U of L hopes to save on energy costs with "green" roof - WDRB | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
U of L hopes to save on energy costs with "green" roofWDRB(WDRB) -- The University of Louisville has its first "green" roof. It's on top of a $3.5 million addition to the university's business school.
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Sustainable: Can St. Paul become an urban farming mecca? - Finance and Commerce

Sustainable: Can St. Paul become an urban farming mecca? - Finance and Commerce | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Finance and CommerceSustainable: Can St. Paul become an urban farming mecca?Finance and CommerceThe “urban farm” is expected to produce more than 350000 pounds of tomatoes and lettuce annually. (Submitted rendering) St.
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Super Weeds resistant to GMO pesticides are taking over millions of acres

REVENGE OF THE WEEDS: Weeds are developing resistance to glyphosate—the most common herbicide on the market. Glyphosate-resistant weeds now infest more than 17 million acres nationwide...


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Nudge the U.S. Out of Its Obesity

Nudge the U.S. Out of Its Obesity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Unlike anti-smoking advocacy, anti-obesity policymaking is a much less mature field, and the public is still unsure when -- or if -- it wants the government meddling in what it eats and drinks.

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Rainforests, Data Centers, and Adopting a Tree

Rainforests, Data Centers, and Adopting a Tree | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Planting trees takes and deforestation take prominent roles in the official World Environment Day celebrations in Brazil.
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Economic Development and Environmental Protection, a Fine Line - AllAfrica.com

Economic Development and Environmental Protection, a Fine Line - AllAfrica.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

with World Environment Day on June 5, Rwanda's role between economy and environment is an essential balancing act to promote proper development, the Government says.

 

"Environment always goes with economics. When you have a woman who has to walk five or six hours to get drinking water instead of going to school, that has an impact," says Dr. Rose Mukankomeje, Director General of the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). ...

 

With Rwanda's population growing and the use of resources increasing, environmental protection is the only way to uphold the economy and make sure the boom doesn't crash the environment.

 

"We don't have any right to destroy the environment," REMA's DG says. "If we don't pay attention, we are going to be in trouble."


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STEPPED UP INNOVATION IS DRIVING BUSINESS MOMENTUM GLOBALLY AT KRAFT FOODS - MarketWatch (press release)

STEPPED UP INNOVATION IS DRIVING BUSINESS MOMENTUM GLOBALLY AT KRAFT FOODS - MarketWatch (press release) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
STEPPED UP INNOVATION IS DRIVING BUSINESS MOMENTUM GLOBALLY AT KRAFT FOODSMarketWatch (press release)And they're attuned to the company's "glocal" approach to new product development by quickly adapting global technology platforms to local markets.
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St. Paul greenhouse demonstrates a bold new direction in urban ...

Of all the directions unconventional agriculture is taking in this country, the most interesting may come under the heading of urban farming.
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The Garden Plot: People are talking about... Green Roofs

The Garden Plot: People are talking about... Green Roofs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
They're popping up all over the place, from New York to Los Angeles, and no, Im not talking about cupcakes. It's Green Roofs! The green roof movement is of course, not new. Germany is the leader, where about 10% of roofs ...
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