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Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn | Inhabitat New York City

Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn | Inhabitat New York City | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If all goes according to BrightFarms' plan, Brooklyn, New York will soon be the home of the world's largest rooftop farm.
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Toronto Real Estate Industry Continues to Lobby Against Green Roof Mandate

Toronto Real Estate Industry Continues to Lobby Against Green Roof Mandate | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Last fall, Toronto's industrial real estate sector successfully lobbied the City Council for an exception to the city's Green Roof Bylaw, allowing new industrial properties and building additions to install cool roofing material (i.e., white roofs)...
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Urban farming gaining popularity

Urban farming gaining popularity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The reasons are many, but people from across America are getting into the urban farming craze.
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Future global food security, supplies depend on agriculture researchers, educators | Government content from Southwest Farm Press

Agricultural researchers and educators will play a vital role in finding solutions, according to a top U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
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New York and Pennsylvania: Among the Best at Planning for the Inconvenient Truths of Climate Change | Larry Levine's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

New York and Pennsylvania: Among the Best at Planning for the Inconvenient Truths of Climate Change | Larry Levine's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Today’s post is co-authored with my colleague Ben Chou, water policy analyst and author of a new NRDC report on what all 50 states are doing to prepare for the water-related impacts of climate change.
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Daily Kos: 3 Boys Farm: organic, hydroponic and energy efficient

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Obama's Jobs Act Has Bipartisan Support, Industry Critics

President Obama signed legislation on Thursday that aims to make it easier for small companies to raise money, both by easing some rules for making an initial public offering and by turning online fundraising platforms, such as Kickstarter, into...
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Supreme Court Considers GM Crop Patent Case

Supreme Court Considers GM Crop Patent Case | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By Timothy B. Lee, Ars TechnicaCan a farmer commit patent infringement just by planting soybeans he bought on the open market? This week, th...
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Toronto's Brewers Plate Serves Seasonal Food and Drink at a Tough Time of Year

Toronto's Brewers Plate Serves Seasonal Food and Drink at a Tough Time of Year | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Event brings some of Toronto's best chefs together to show what they can do with very little...
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Urban farming on the rise nationwide - CBS News

Urban farming on the rise nationwide - CBS News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Families across the nation are turning to urban farming to combat high grocery prices...
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Technology Strategy Board | News & Media | Latest News | £15m programme to stimulate food industry growth

Technology Strategy Board | News & Media | Latest News | £15m programme to stimulate food industry growth | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New investment in research and development will stimulate innovation in the UK food industries (Technology Strategy Board | £15m programme to stimulate food industry growth: http://t.co/3oxPACQM via @innovate_uk...)...
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A Vision Of Green Roofs In Durham, NC - American Rivers (blog)

A Vision Of Green Roofs In Durham, NC - American Rivers (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
American Rivers (blog)A Vision Of Green Roofs In Durham, NCAmerican Rivers (blog)There are more than 5 million square feet of roof top just in the urban core of Durham creating about 140 million gallons of polluted runoff each year.
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OnInnovation: Giving People Food Choices with Will Allen

OnInnovation: Giving People Food Choices with Will Allen | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Tap into some of today's greatest innovators. Put their insights to work. And then share where they take you. (Are you wondering what some of the benefits of urban farming are?
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The Joy of Urban Farming

The Joy of Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There’s a sense of delight in being surrounded by lively herbs and spice plants in your home; but there’s even more happiness in knowing that it’s actually easy to set up your little urban farm and grow your own nutritious food.
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Healthier Eating Starts on the Roof - New York Times

Healthier Eating Starts on the Roof - New York Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New York TimesHealthier Eating Starts on the RoofNew York Times“One of the reasons that low-income communities are focused on green roofs is, often, low-income communities don't have as much accessibility to open space as other neighborhoods,” she...
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The Urban Community Garden -- An Interview With LaManda Joy

The Urban Community Garden -- An Interview With LaManda Joy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
LaManda Joy has renovated the historic Peterson Garden in Chicago, one of the leading American WWII victory gardens. Read her thoughts on the future of the US urban community garden.
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UPDATE 2-World food prices rise further, raising fears of unrest

UPDATE 2-World food prices rise further, raising fears of unrest | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
* Food prices could rise again in near term, FAO says* Corn, soybean prices seen up in first half 2012* WFP points to continuous high price trend stoking foodinsecurity* Corn supplies tight, output...
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Monsanto threatens to sue Vermont if legislators pass bill requiring GMO food to be labeled

Monsanto threatens to sue Vermont if legislators pass bill requiring GMO food to be labeled | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The world’s most hated corporation is at it again, this time in Vermont.
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South Korea Researches Vertical Farming for Food Security

South Korea Researches Vertical Farming for Food Security | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization warns that overpopulation and a lack of arable land contribute to global food insecurity. So scientists are developing new farming technology to offset potential food shortages.
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Heightened sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food is linked with obesity

Heightened sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food is linked with obesity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A major reason for the dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily advertised and easily accessible high-calorie foods.
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Tetris-Like Gardens Green Concrete Backyards in Buenos Aires

Tetris-Like Gardens Green Concrete Backyards in Buenos Aires | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Concrete containers are placed in a metallic structure, forming a green wall to the eye and a walk in space to interact with the plants.
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UNStudio's Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

UNStudio's Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Neues Community Living Concept für dichte Stadtgebiete http://t.co/o5Y5CZ4v...
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How Does Urban Farming Fit into the Big Picture? | Planetizen

Irmak Turan discusses agriculture's place in the city, as seen by a handful of Brooklyn activists. From stormwater absorption to community ties, these farms provide more than just fresh food for earthy hipsters.
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FSA launches Food Safety Squad for London 2012 Olympic Games - Food Processing Technology

FSA launches Food Safety Squad for London 2012 Olympic Games - Food Processing Technology | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed a taskforce as a part of its Play It Safe campaign to focus on food safety in the run up to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Food Safety Squad features ten top food safety...
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This Micro-Algae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree! (Video)

This Micro-Algae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree! (Video) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
French scientist has invented a light powered by algae that absorbs CO2 from the air--1 ton per year! The microalgae streetlamp has the potential to provide significantly cleaner air in urban areas and revolutionize the cityscape.
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