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Change Comes to Dinner: How Urban Farmers Are Changing Our Cities

Change Comes to Dinner: How Urban Farmers Are Changing Our Cities | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
'Change Comes to Dinner: How Urban Farmers Are Changing Our Cities' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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Self Sustaining Urban Farming

Growing your own vegetables and livestock in the city (Self Sustaining Urban Farming: http://t.co/JlkewR7o via @youtube...)...
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Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming? | Urban Farming

Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming? | Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming?
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Copenhagen Consensus: The rain forests are still in trouble. So are wetlands and mangroves.

Copenhagen Consensus: The rain forests are still in trouble. So are wetlands and mangroves. | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

"The links between biodiversity and ecosystem services is still undergoing research. But the most important known fact is that these services have faced major (and measurable) losses. According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the planet during the last century lost 50 percent of its wetlands, 40 percent of its forests and 35 percent of its mangroves. About 60 percent of global ecosystem services have been degraded in just 50 years.


In a research paper on biodiversity released today for Copenhagen Consensus 2012, Salman Hussain and Anil Markandya find that there will be a significant loss of biodiversity over the next 40 years. They estimate that this loss could be about 12 percent globally, with South Asia facing a loss of 30 percent and sub-Saharan Africa 18 percent. They look at three interventions and compare these to doing nothing."


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Curry cancer fighting put to test

Curry cancer fighting put to test | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A chemical found in curry, which has been linked to a range of health benefits, is to be tested for its ability to kill bowel cancer tumours.

 

Studies have already shown that it can beat cancer cells grown in a laboratory, and benefits have been suggested in stroke and dementia patients as well. . . .

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Healthy Pasta from Le Marche: FiberPasta, Monsano

Healthy Pasta from Le Marche: FiberPasta, Monsano | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

FiberPasta is a dietetic pasta having the same pleasant taste as traditional Italian pasta, despite containing 15% of fibre, that means more than twice the amount of fibre of dark whole-wheat pasta. FiberPasta is made with 98% durum wheat and the addition of 2% inulin (prebiotic soluble fibre).
The high amount of soluble and insoluble fibre contained in FiberPasta is useful for DIABETES, OVERWEIGHT, CHOLESTEROL and CONSTIPATION.
FiberPasta:

delays carbohydrate absorption and contributes to weight reduction and cholesterol level control. increases the sensation of satiety with no swelling in the belly and contains 20% fewer calorie than the regular pasta. stabilizes intestinal functions and reduces constipation problems. is a low glycemic index food (the soluble fibre allows to delay and reduce the glycemic peak). is suitable for diabetic people, as stated by the Italian Ministry of Health decree. provides you more energy for a long time, thanks to the slow carbohydrate absorption. For this reason FiberPasta is really suitable for sport diet. contains no bran lignin that gives dark colour and unpleasant taste, and is the responsible for causing the reduction of mineral absorption.
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Cooperative Urban Farming in Kentucky, Inspired By Latin America

Cooperative Urban Farming in Kentucky, Inspired By Latin America | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The cooperative tradition dates back centuries in many Latin American countries. Now migrants are applying its principles to urban farming in the United States.
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Cultivating cucumbers where the sun don’t shine | SmartPlanet

Cultivating cucumbers where the sun don’t shine | SmartPlanet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A Dutch company is tuning LEDs to grow stacks of fruit and vegetables indoors, sans sunlight.
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20 Green Walled Buildings Inspiring Your Own Plant Cladded Home ...

20 Green Walled Buildings Inspiring Your Own Plant Cladded Home ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Green walls, green roofs and vertical gardens are literally bringing life to modern architecture. Partially or entirely covered with vegetation, the facade of any modern residence can completely change the overall feel of a house ...
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The Great Green Wall: Wall of Vegetation to Help Stop Sahel Desertification

The Great Green Wall: Wall of Vegetation to Help Stop Sahel Desertification | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The great green wall is a 15 km wide and 7000 km long wall of trees and vegetation that would cross eleven countries following a non-linear path from Senegal to Djibouti.
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Green Roofs Are Changing Architecture | Hold It Contemporary Home

Green Roofs Are Changing Architecture | Hold It Contemporary Home | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Southern California's Source for Modern Design | Modern Furniture, Contemporary Furniture | San Diego, CA.
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VietNamNet - GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market | GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market

VietNamNet - GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market | GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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City Slicker Farms Celebrates 10 Years

Hear about City Slicker Farms through the experiences of our 10 Local Heroes...
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9 Detox Herbs That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

9 Detox Herbs That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
These 9 detox herbs will help your digestive and immune systems which are the foundation of good health - and reduce your medical costs.
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Organic vs Conventional. Is that really the question?

Organic vs Conventional. Is that really the question? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Pesticide Action Network's blog, Groundtruth.

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Farmer's market goes hi-tech to save space

Farmer's market goes hi-tech to save space | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
More people and less space to grow food is a global problem, but one tenant at a local farmers market is using some unconventional methods for a practical solution.

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If More of Us Love Nature, The Environment Will Take Care of Itself

If More of Us Love Nature, The Environment Will Take Care of Itself | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Like the word 'sustainability', 'environmentalism' has become a hollow word, a word divorced from meaning, a word lacking in soul, separated from its essence.
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Top 8 Food Trends for 2020

Top 8 Food Trends for 2020 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Will bacon finally be knocked off the throne by 2020? Will cupcakes fade into obscurity? Food experts weigh in on the future food trends.
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Natural Resources Now the Limiting Economic Factor, Not Capital

Natural Resources Now the Limiting Economic Factor, Not Capital | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We need to acknowledge that our current economic model ignores so many environmental factors, that the underlying assumptions about scarcity in the world are now the reverse of what they used to be.
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Vertical Farming Utilizes LED Technology | LED Buzz

Vertical Farming Utilizes LED Technology | LED Buzz | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Farming. Vertical Farming is a concept that has been around a while. The idea is that cities can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and crops in a cityscape indoors which gives the consumers immediate access to fresher ...
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Rooftop Fish Farm Ups the Ante for Urban Agriculture | BFreeNews

Rooftop Fish Farm Ups the Ante for Urban Agriculture | BFreeNews | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The prototype Globe/Hedron is a bamboo greenhouse designed to organically grow fish and vegetables on top of generic flat roofs. It uses aquaponic farming techniques so the fish's water nourishes the plants and plants ...
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“Edel was interested in ways of bringing back...

“Edel was interested in ways of bringing back... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
“ “ “Edel was interested in ways of bringing back manufacturing jobs to the city,” explains Melanie Hoekstra, director of operations at The Plant. The building is uniquely suited to food production;...
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Growing Cities Movie

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Growing Cities is a feature-length documentary film about urban farming across America. (@GrowinCities explores urban farming and they need your help to tell the story!
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Bringing Urban Farming to Vancouver — City Farmer News

Bringing Urban Farming to Vancouver — City Farmer News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bringing Urban Farming to Vancouver http://t.co/nEU9D858 via @zite...
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