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The Farmer Down the Block

The Farmer Down the Block | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
From Shanghai to Havana, New York to San Francisco, urban agriculture is feeding city dwellers locally grown foods from vacant lots, rooftops, backyar...
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Saving food, one sheet of paper at a time

Saving food, one sheet of paper at a time | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The invention of an Ellicott City native extends the life of fresh fruits and vegetables. (This is brilliant.
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A BIG step forward… | Alpha Farm

.@MIFestival spin-off vertical farming project Alpha Farm plans stalled, seeking new location (http://t.co/M5O7Nd30) #urban #agriculture...
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You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options?

You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Why are men generally more reluctant to try vegetarian products? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are influenced by a strong association of meat with masculinity.

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“Urban Farming from Backyards to Rooftops”

“Urban Farming from Backyards to Rooftops” | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Front yards, back yards, parking lots, decks, and rooftops, all you really need is some extra space, sunlight and a little bit of planning and there really is nowhere in the city, that a garden can...
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YouTube launching food channel with TV veterans

YouTube launching food channel with TV veterans | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bruce Seidel is confident the future of food television won't be seen on television. Which is why the Food Network and Cooking Channel veteran has checked out of network TV to oversee the launch of YouTube's latest original content channel, HUNGRY.
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Proposed legislation rejects pizza as a vegetable - IFT.org

Proposed legislation rejects pizza as a vegetable - U.S. Congressman Jared Polis has unveiled new legislation—the SL...
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Researcher converts 'green bug' into green energy, food additive

As a graduate student, Kengo Suzuki used to spend hours in the lab studying ways to speed up the growth of a variety of algae known as euglena.
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Momofuku Puts Mold, Bacteria on the Menu

Momofuku Puts Mold, Bacteria on the Menu | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Also in this issue The Man Who Makes the Future How to Spot the Future The Rise of the Robot ReporterThe Momofuku restaurants are famous for...

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Listening to chickens could improve poultry production

Listening to chickens could improve poultry production | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Listening to squawks and other chicken "vocalizations" using digital signal processing techniques may help farmers better manage growing conditions, contributing to both healthier birds and more productive poultry operations.

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Why You Shouldn't Buy Ladybugs for Natural Pest Control in your Garden

Why You Shouldn't Buy Ladybugs for Natural Pest Control in your Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Got ladybugs?Encourage native ladybugs in your garden instead of buying wild-harvested ladybugs to manage pests.

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EVENT: Learn to Use Vertical Space in the Garden at New Workshop - New York

EVENT: Learn to Use Vertical Space in the Garden at New Workshop - New York | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Gardening class hits Charnews Farm in Southold this coming Saturday.

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Eastday-Organic Food in China: Opportunities and Challenges

Eastday-Organic Food in China: Opportunities and Challenges | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Organic Food in China: Opportunities and Challenges

-in 2009, China exported about 500m dollars of organic produce and consumed
roughly twice that amount although there are no official figures.
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Green Roofs Trending in US Drives Growth for Green Roof Pavers

Green Roofs Trending in US Drives Growth for Green Roof Pavers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Some credit the Hanging Gardens of Babylon from 500 B.C. as being the first green roofs. And grass-covered, traditional peaked roofs in Scandinavia have been common for centuries. But modern green roofs really began in ...
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Medical school building in Lebanon will have 'true living wall' - Daily Journal of Commerce

Medical school building in Lebanon will have 'true living wall' - Daily Journal of Commerce | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Daily Journal of CommerceMedical school building in Lebanon will have 'true living wall'Daily Journal of Commerce“As far as I know, we're the first ones taking living walls and trying to make them into a machine that really works to clean the air.”...
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Biologists produce potential malarial vaccine from algae

Biologists produce potential malarial vaccine from algae | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Biologists have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria.

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Fake pig ears latest China food scandal | Main News

Fake pig ears latest China food scandal | Main News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Police in China are investigating after the discovery of a batch of (Fake pig ears latest China food scandal http://t.co/LybZ820p...)...
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Indoor Hydroponic Vertical Garden Screen

Indoor Hydroponic Vertical Garden Screen | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Inspired by the Windowfarms in her former office, Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe attended an urban farming conference which set her in motion to design her own self-sustaining vertical garden system, Live Screen.
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Environment Minnesota: Green Ideas & Ham: Urban Farming Revolution Event May 22, 2012

Environment Minnesota: Green Ideas & Ham: Urban Farming Revolution Event May 22, 2012 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.
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THAILAND: Mapping urban farming

THAILAND: Mapping urban farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A Geographical Information System (GIS) is being used to map vegetable production in the greater Bangkok region, seat of Thailand’s capital, to analyse how urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) contribute to food security in the city of more than...

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Aeroponic grown potatoes on the Discovery Channel | weed love

RT @WeedLoving Aeroponic grown potatoes on the Discovery Channel http://t.co/0bPmfz9H #retweet #marijuana...
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Humanmade pollutants may be driving Earth's tropical belt expansion: May impact large-scale atmospheric circulation

Humanmade pollutants may be driving Earth's tropical belt expansion: May impact large-scale atmospheric circulation | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone, both humanmade pollutants emitted predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere's low- to mid-latitudes, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward in that hemisphere, ...
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Extreme Rainstorms in Midwest Double Over Past 50 Years

Extreme Rainstorms in Midwest Double Over Past 50 Years | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In brief: Extreme storms have increased in number, with the most extreme storms increasing more than less extreme storms and both more than average storms.

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GM Cotton Fails to Raise Yields in India, Despite Large Increase in Planting

GM Cotton Fails to Raise Yields in India, Despite Large Increase in Planting | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Though cotton yields initially doubled when GM cotton began being planted a decade ago, in the past six years yields have failed to increase even though planting has markedly increased.

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Pepsi and Competitors Scramble as Soda Sales Drop

Pepsi and Competitors Scramble as Soda Sales Drop | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Americans are abandoning carbonated drinks, and Coke and Pepsi are relying more than ever on the “flat” drinks and bottled waters.

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