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Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?

Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An undercover investigation of a factory farm found some scary stuff in the henhouse. Shouldn’t we agree on minimum standards for raising animals for food?
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‘Film farming’ uses no soil and just one-tenth the water

‘Film farming’ uses no soil and just one-tenth the water | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
With water efficiency in mind, Dubai-based Agricel recently launched a farming system that uses a film-like material instead of soil and allows farmers to use 90 percent less water.
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Wall Gardens at the Melbourne Show | Life Aquatic - Aquaponics ...

Wall Gardens at the Melbourne Show | Life Aquatic - Aquaponics ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Above Left: The Rainwise stand showed off the Wallgarden green wall to great effect. Above Right: Wallgarden helped this entrant in the Cubby House Competition (as seen in Better Homes & Gardens) win the People's ...
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Vita helps fund new research to halt honey bee killer | Vita Europe

Vita helps fund new research to halt honey bee killer | Vita Europe | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @franknfoode: Sweet news: Gene Kockdown technology being tested to rid honeybee hives of dreaded Varroa mite: http://t.co/mwWyqxnf #food #honey #bee #GMO...
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Mountain countries seek to unite, air concerns about climate change - CNN.com

Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas.

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An old Chicago slaughterhouse turned vertical farm | SmartPlanet

An old Chicago slaughterhouse turned vertical farm | SmartPlanet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An old Chicago meat-packing plant could become the symbol of the new urban food system.
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Richmond poised to join other non-GMO B.C. municipalities

The City of Richmond is poised to join a growing number of B.C. municipalities that oppose the cultivation of genetically modified crops and plants within their boundaries.
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Urban farming: zoning for growing and distributing food in Portland neighborhoods | Daily Journal of Commerce

Urban farming: zoning for growing and distributing food in Portland neighborhoods - Daily Journal of Commerce http://t.co/Kvmhyo2a...
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Climate change boosts then quickly stunts plants, decade-long study shows

Climate change boosts then quickly stunts plants, decade-long study shows | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Global warming may initially make the grass greener, but not for long, according to new research results. The findings show that plants may thrive in the early stages of a warming environment but then begin to deteriorate quickly.
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Green roofs are fashion forward and eco-friendly

Green roofs are fashion forward and eco-friendly | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It may be hard to imagine, but many more homes of the future are likely going to be very green; not only in the respect of being ecologically sound, but literal (A green roof will save energy for the homeowner because it creates a microclimate that...
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Open Source Permaculture On Its Way to the Internet

Open Source Permaculture On Its Way to the Internet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Prague-based permaculture activist Sophia Novack is raising funds to create a free online resource that can teach 'anyone (including you!) ...
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Greens, fish grow in old meat plant

They call this place the Back of the Yards, a neighborhood in the middle of the city once filled with acres and acres of stockyards.
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How to Plant a Living Wall

How to Plant a Living Wall | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How to make a vertical garden: Follow these steps to create your own living wall of verdant, healthy plants.
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Deer Populations Spiral Out of Control as Wolf and Bear Numbers Decline

Deer Populations Spiral Out of Control as Wolf and Bear Numbers Decline | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The populations of large herbivores in the Northern Hemisphere drastically exceed historic numbers—and it's having a serious impact on the forests of the region.
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Wolf and bear are the main natural thinning of the deer herds, becides us.. In some places you can kill 2 deer a day, thats pretty rediculous. Here in sitka we get 6 tags a person for one year of hunting. 

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Moving on Up with Vertical Farming

Moving on Up with Vertical Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Vertical farming would decrease food miles and conserve precious resources. Scientists say it may be a viable option for the future of agriculture.
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City to study urban farming policies

City to study urban farming policies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The urban farmer may soon be a commonplace thing
in Edmonton.
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TEDxManhattan - Paul Lightfoot - BrightFarms: A Produce Supply Chain Revolution

http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/2012talks Paul Lightfoot is the Chief Executive Officer of BrightFarms, which designs, finances, builds and operates greenhouse ...
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Wellbeing, happiness and sustainability: hallmarks of a new economic paradigm

Wellbeing, happiness and sustainability: hallmarks of a new economic paradigm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

What do the following people have in common? Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, former Australian deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, HRH Prince Charles, OECD chief statistician Martine Durand, Indian ecological activist Vandanna Shiva, the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, and former head of the British Civil Service, Lord Gus O’Donnell?

Answer: They were just some of over 600 delegates including heads of state, Nobel laureates, spiritual, business and community leaders who contributed to the opening of the recent United Nations High Level Meeting on Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining A New Economic Paradigm.

This landmark meeting, convened by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y Thinley, followed on from the 2011 UN General Assembly motion calling for governments to promote polices focusing on sustainability, happiness and wellbeing as opposed to narrower definitions of economic growth measured solely by the expansion of GDP.


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Sunset Park rooftop to become an urban farm

Sunset Park rooftop to become an urban farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Come autumn, Sunset Park will be home to the world’s largest rooftop farm on 100,000 square feet of space atop the historic Federal Building #2, located between Second and Third Avenues from 30th to 32nd Streets.
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Q&A | Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms - The Packer

Q&A | Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms - The Packer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Packer writers, editors, and guest columnists give their opinions on produce industry issues and produce news. (RT @thepacker: CEO of BrightFarms, a hydroponic #greenhouse rooftop farm company in #NYC chats with Ntnl.
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Matthews store sees future in its farming past | plancharlotte

Matthews store sees future in its farming past | plancharlotte | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The farmer points toward a long stretch of turned earth warming in the sun.  Tomatoes and squash will grow well there, he says. More crops will be planted over there, he says, gesturing toward another neatly plowed rectangle.
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“Urban Food Lab” Showcases Recirculating Farming in Philly, PA | Recirculating Farms Coalition

“Urban Food Lab” Showcases Recirculating Farming in Philly, PA | Recirculating Farms Coalition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Partnership of Philadelphia PA, is a Community Development Corporation dedicated to addressing affordable housing and economic development in West and Southwest Philadelphia.
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HydroponicsTV: The Grow Channel - Organic Indoor Hydroponic Lettuce, Micro Greenhouse and a Radish Videos

Still no algae! Recycling plastic containers to make a mini greenhouse, progress of my first organic radish and a hydroponic lettuce in a recycled... (Organic Indoor Hydroponic Lettuce, Micro Greenhouse and a Radish: Still no algae!
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Doctors Learn to Cook Healthy, ‘Crave-able’ Foods

Doctors Learn to Cook Healthy, ‘Crave-able’ Foods | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An annual conference teaches doctors to wear chefs’ toques.
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HydroponicsTV: The Grow Channel - AgriHouse Air Foods - aeroponic organic food production Videos

Discovery Channel interview (aired January 15th &16th 2009) with Rick Stoner, Founder and President of AgriHouse Inc. Includes tour of the...
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