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Greening Tel Aviv with vertical gardening - Haaretz

Greening Tel Aviv with vertical gardening - Haaretz | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
HaaretzGreening Tel Aviv with vertical gardeningHaaretzTel Aviv's 'Houses From Within' exhibit includes home with unique homes where residents are trying to implement urban agriculture techniques that protect the environment in the city.
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New York Green Roof Installer Costs

New York Green Roof Installer Costs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I was bidding on a green roof in lower Manhattan the other day and the architect threw out a price of $25-$35 per square foot as a typical price to install a green roof.

He is correct that a green roof can cost $25-35/sq.ft.
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Urban Farming at the University of Washington

When I was a grad student at the University of Washington (a while back), it wouldn’t have occurred to me that there would ever be a farm anywhere on campus.
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A walk in the park gives mental boost to people with depression

In one of the first studies to examine the effect of nature walks on cognition and mood in people with major depression, researchers in Canada and the US have found promising evidence that a walk in the park may provide some cognitive benefits.
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Vertical Farming Among Artists' Vision for Long Island City - DNAinfo.com

Vertical Farming Among Artists' Vision for Long Island City - DNAinfo.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Artists present their visions of the future for the northern industrial stretch of Long Island City.

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A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Carson Chow has used mathematical models to determine the causes of obesity, and ways to stem the epidemic.

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Migrant Skyscrapers Roll Up City Streets Inside Giant Wheels ...

Migrant Skyscrapers Roll Up City Streets Inside Giant Wheels ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
5 Urban Design Proposals for 3D City Farms. Here are five of these remarkable architectural designs for sustainable (and stylish) urban farm towers that may revolutionize agriculture as we know it.
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The Hartman Group : Social Technology Changes Food Shopping

The Hartman Group : Social Technology Changes Food Shopping | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Doesn’t it seem like a lifetime ago that “savvy” grocery shoppers trudged behind shopping carts armed with folders full of carefully arranged coupons, a calculator for tallying up purchases and the weekly circular spread out as they navigated the...
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The reinvention of Ireland's agribusiness - Irish Times

The reinvention of Ireland's agribusiness - Irish Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Irish TimesThe reinvention of Ireland's agribusinessIrish TimesThat edge is technology and research AS MOST businesses continue to struggle in the face of recession, the agri-food sector is increasingly being seen as a key growth area for the Irish...
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Survey: Consumers Not Avoiding Biotech Foods, Don't Want Labels - Wisconsin Ag Connection

Survey: Consumers Not Avoiding Biotech Foods, Don't Want LabelsWisconsin Ag ConnectionA new survey of US consumer perceptions of agricultural technology shows a strong majority would be willing to purchase foods made with wheat produced using biotechnology...
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What Cities Can Learn From Toronto's Green Roof Policy | Future Design

What Cities Can Learn From Toronto's Green Roof Policy | Future Design | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Already, 1.2 million square feet of green space have been added to the city.
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More Empty Recommendations on Junk Food Marketing to Children

More Empty Recommendations on Junk Food Marketing to Children | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Institute of Medicine Gives Big Food Another Deadline – or else!
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Genetically Modified Eggplant Field Trials Halted by Court in Philippines

Genetically Modified Eggplant Field Trials Halted by Court in Philippines | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The move comes as a result of a petition from Greenpeace Southeast Asia, which asserts that GM crops can cause serious health issues.

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Rochester City Hall’s Green Roof

Rochester City Hall’s Green Roof | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rochester, N.Y. --- A state grant and some local funds helped build a “Green Roof” atop City Hall. How will it benefit taxpayers? (Rochester City Hall’s Green Roof: Rochester, N.Y.
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Kansas Food Stories: Urban Farm: Ben Stallings

Kansas Food Stories: Urban Farm: Ben Stallings | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
He become a certified permaculture designer in 2010 and his urban farm, starting with 36 crops in its first year, now supplies food for he and his wife, as well as cash crops for the Emporia Farmers Market where he has been participating as a...
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Agriculture & food quality factors in Pakistan - Technology Times

Agriculture & food quality factors in Pakistan - Technology Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
IF YOU look at the food items at a store, you will find such things written; Low fat – Gluten free – All natural – Organic – Cage-free. Contains peanuts. Such words or assurances on food products give us a reason to purchase.
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Urban agriculture idea brings farms to high-rises - The Times of India

Multi-storied buildings, apart from providing residential and commercial space, can also take care of the city's basic food needs.

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Downtown event seeks to conjure environmentally friendly commerce

Downtown event seeks to conjure environmentally friendly commerce | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For one weekend, a downtown street block typically overcome by blight and empty storefronts was transformed into a budding area of businesses, resources and classes for the community.

http://www.lvrj.com/view/downtown-event-seeks-to-conjure-environmentally-friendly-commerce-151490095.html?ref=095

Though the pop-up businesses at Build a Greener Block were temporary, Wiegand said the event created the possibility of permanent stores. He said people inquired about how to lease space along the street.

Six weeks was all it took for Build a Greener Block to happen. Wiegand pitched his idea to Green Jelly, a group of valley residents sharing ideas about environmental issues, and developed a plan with the help of a core team and volunteers.


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Wasted milk is a real drain on our resources, study shows

Wasted milk is a real drain on our resources, study shows | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Milk poured down Britain's kitchen sinks each year creates a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhaust emissions, research shows.

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Pilot Urban Agricultural Zoning Program in Boston Serves as Model for Integration of Farming into City Life — City Farmer News

Pilot Urban Agricultural Zoning Program in Boston Serves as Model for Integration of Farming into City Life — City Farmer News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Pilot Urban Agricultural Zoning Program in Boston Serves as Model: http://t.co/gTZwwxVW #Urbanfarming #agriculture #citylife...
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Growing Cities: A film about Urban Farming in America by Dan Susman & Andrew Monbouquette — Kickstarter

Can you help these Omaha city-slickers finish their movie about urban farming.
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Rise of the urban farmer: Edible flowers to fish fed lettuce - Humans Invent

Rise of the urban farmer: Edible flowers to fish fed lettuceHumans InventBy Leo Kent Slowly but surely urban farming is changing from a new age fad to a viable and necessary tool for living sustainably in our overpopulated cities.
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Hilton New York Installs Green Roof to reduce carbon footprint

Hilton New York Installs Green Roof to reduce carbon footprint | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Manhattan’s largest hotel announces the completion of a new green roof system and the installation of a cogeneration (combined heat and power) system, both designed to reduce the hotel’s overall carbon footprint.
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Gaia Soda: An Ethical Alternative to Soda Stream Home Carbonation?

Gaia Soda: An Ethical Alternative to Soda Stream Home Carbonation? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new start-up is accusing the big home soda machine manufacturers of ripping off consumers and selling unhealthy products.

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5 Gorgeous Climbing Vines to Plant for a Flowing, Bohemian-Chic Container Garden

5 Gorgeous Climbing Vines to Plant for a Flowing, Bohemian-Chic Container Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The best way for a freestyle bohemian planter is go for the vine.
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